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September 07, 2017

First Day of School in In the Meadow

Today is the first day of school. Kayla and Timmy start school at 8:35 and Aaron starts at 8:00. The twins are tenth graders this year and have already been in the high school for a year. This...


Today is the last day of summer vacation. Tomorrow Kayla and Timmy start tenth grade and Aaron starts seventh grade. We have had a quiet end of summer. We went to the beach and park several tim...


August 12, 2017

Summer Update in In the Meadow

The summer is going by quickly. I can hardly believe it is August 12th already. I was born in Charlottesville, Virginia and I have been watching news coverage of the racist hatred in Charlotte...


Kayla and Timmy are having their final exams this week. They had English 9 and Global Studies I earlier this week. They are currently taking the Regents exam in Earth Science. Tomorrow afterno...


Aaron is twelve years old today! My baby is not a baby anymore. I remember when he was a newborn. I held him in my lap and we sat on the porch in the warm summer weather. It’s tough being a y...


Kayla and Timmy are fifteen years old today! It was fifteen years ago that they were born in the hospital in Southern California. I remember carrying them in the double bassinet when they were ne...


May 04, 2017

Quick Note in In the Meadow

I have not been a very reliable proseboxer of late. A lot has happened since I was last on here. There was Kayla’s play, the kids started baseball / softball, and we took a trip to Fort Myers B...


March 16, 2017

Late Winter Update in In the Meadow

The musical “Oliver” at Kayla’s school starts tonight. She is in the chorus. The show is on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights and there is a matinee on Sunday. The past week she has been r...


February 02, 2017

School Update in In the Meadow

The school year is moving right along. Kayla and Timmy are adjusting to high school. There is more freedom than they are used to and that has been something to get used to. We helped them work...


January 13, 2017

Exam Week in In the Meadow

Kayla and Timmy are home today because this is the midterm exam week for high schools. It is the week when kids take the New York Regents exams. This week definitely makes me feel like the mom ...


December 24, 2016

Christmas Eve in In the Meadow

I wish a Happy Christmas Eve to all who celebrate. My apologies as I have not been a very good writer or noter over this past month. I have been reading, but not a very good noter. Kayla finish...


We have reached the two month marker of the twins starting high school and Aaron starting sixth grade. This is the longest time I have gone between entries, I think. Being the parent of high sc...


The kids had three days of school this past week. Timmy and Kayla had ninth grade orientation on Wednesday, then classes on Thursday and Friday. Aaron had sixth grade on Wednesday through Frida...


Here we are at Labor Day and almost the first day of school. Kayla and Timmy have ninth grade orientation on Wednesday and classes start Thursday. Aaron starts sixth grade on Wednesday. My bab...


August 09, 2016

Summer Activities in In the Meadow

One of my brothers has been visiting for the last two weeks. He has high functioning autism. It is kind of a difficult time because my mom passed away two months ago. I thought it would be bes...


The first month of summer vacation has come to a close. We have been busy. Much busier than I thought we would be, actually. My mom passed away at the end of May and I thought we would have mo...


Tomorrow is the twins’ last day of eighth grade and of middle school. My babies are starting high school. School ends at ten thirty in the morning tomorrow and that is it for the year. The gradua...


The kids and I are adjusting to my mom not being here. She was not herself for the last few months because of the dementia, but losing her is still difficult. We miss her very much. The kids h...


June 01, 2016

Sad News in In the Meadow

Those of you who have been reading my diary for a while know that my mother has been living in a nursing home for most of the past year. She has had symptoms of dementia that have progressively ...


Aaron is eleven years old today. My baby boy is now a preteen. We are having his birthday party tomorrow. He is very excited about it. He had his favorite breakfast of Apple Jacks cereal and ...


Timmy and Kayla are fourteen years old today. We went out for breakfast before school today and have a special dinner planned for tonight. It was fourteen years ago today that my babies were bo...


May 09, 2016

Rose Ceremony in In the Meadow

Kayla and Timmy had the eighth grade to kindergarten rose ceremony on Thursday. Even though they were not in this school for kindergarten, it was still very moving. In two days, they will be fo...


I have been away from here for quite some time. We have had a lot going on. We had a birthday party at a restaurant for my husband’s grandfather. He turned ninety. He is a wonderful man and h...


April 02, 2016

March in Review in In the Meadow

March was a busy month for us. Kayla was in the Mission Band and a Hotbox Girl in a musical in her school. Timmy’s hockey team made the playoffs and had games in other parts of the state. Aaro...


February 29, 2016

Musical and Hockey in In the Meadow

Happy birthday to all the February 29th birthday people. I have a cousin who was born on February 20th of a leap year, so he came close to only having a birthday every four years. I missed the ...


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