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Right after summer vacation started, we had a visit from my dad. We had a good time. We went to Costco and he stocked us up on paper goods, which was nice of him. My dad retired a couple of ye...


Kayla and Timmy are having exams this week. Tomorrow is their last exam. They have taken U.S. History and Government, English Language Arts, Pre-Calculus, and Spanish. They will take Chemistry...


June 01, 2019

Start of June in In the Meadow

We have been continuing to deal with the joys and struggles of adolescence at our place. Aaron has slowly been telling me about the class trip to Washington. I have learned that eighth graders w...


My baby boy Aaron is fourteen years old today! To celebrate we are going to Dave and Buster’s. He wants to try all the new games. He was in Washington, D.C. for the eighth grade trip last week...


Kayla and Timmy are seventeen years old today. My babies are growing up! In truth, they are twelve months away from being grown-ups. This morning I was reflecting on how much they have changed...


A lot has been going on. We took a trip to Fort Myers Beach for April break. We got a room overlooking the beach. It seemed like an extravagance but except for meals and souvenirs we didn’t re...


Aaron is participating in outdoor track. He had his first meet this weekend. He ran in the 800 and 1600, and also did the triple jump. He will be going on the eighth grade class trip to Washin...


March 29, 2019

Play in In the Meadow

We have been having a busy time of it lately. Kayla and Timmy were in the school play the weekend before last, and Kayla’s close friend’s birthday was this past weekend. My birthday was last we...


March 11, 2019

Winter Update in In the Meadow

After much rehearsal, hard work, and a few tears, the high school play is this weekend. They are doing “Footloose.” Kayla is playing a high school student, and Timmy is playing a church member....


December 31, 2018

New Years Eve in In the Meadow

Happy New Year as we welcome 2019. This year my birthday (March 19th) and the year will match. It sounds silly but I have waited four decades, and I intend to enjoy it. Aarón will have the same...


December 17, 2018

Musical and Weekend in In the Meadow

Timmy and Kayla are going to be in the school musical in March. This past week they had auditions. They had a lot of preparation to do, and they have been quite busy over the past two weeks. This...


We took home our Christmas tree this afternoon. The place we bought it is a parking lot most of the year. We found a really cute tree that is about six feet tall. The guy who works there was t...


November 26, 2018

Fall Update in In the Meadow

Apologies for the scarcity of updates and notes lately. Overall we have been having a pleasant fall. Timmy and Kayla took the PSATs. They will take the SATs in the spring and again next fall. ...


October 08, 2018

First Month of School in In the Meadow

The first month of school is now finished. The kids have a three day weekend and will go back to school tomorrow. Kayla and Timmy are taking Advanced English, AP American History, Pre-Calculus,...


September 06, 2018

First Day of School in In the Meadow

Today was the first day of school. Timmy and Kayla are eleventh graders and Aaron is an eighth grader. The twins will only have one more first day of school for the K-12 years. This is Aaron’s...


September 04, 2018

Labor Day Weekend in In the Meadow

School starts on Thursday. At this point it seems like they are the only kids in North America who have not gone back to school, ha ha. Kayla and Timmy will have a long school year. They will ...


I hope I was not too alarming in my previous entry. I have seen nothing out of the ordinary, and I think I had walked farther than I realized that day. It would be easy to do in Manhattan. We ar...


August 27, 2018

Summer Recap in In the Meadow

The kids start school a week from Thursday. Kayla and Timmy will be eleventh graders and Aaron will be an eighth grader. We did some traveling during the second half of summer. For the past sev...


July 27, 2018

Summer Update in In the Meadow

So far we have been having a mostly lazy summer. Work has been slow, which has added to the lazy summer feel. I had some good size paychecks in the spring, which have been paying for our summer...


July 03, 2018

Reunion and Beach in In the Meadow

We were out of town for most of this past week. The beginning part of the week we went to a family reunion for my MIL’s family in the Catskills. They rented a huge old house. It had been a cam...


June 15, 2018

End of School in In the Meadow

Kayla and Timmy had their last day of regular classes on Monday. The exam period started on Tuesday. They took the Global Studies exam in early June, when regular classes were still going on. ...


Aaron had his 13th birthday on Saturday, May 19th. That Friday night we had a special birthday dinner for him. He wanted French Toast and eggs(!!??) He opened his presents from our family. He...


Here we are in June. So much happened in May. It was one of the most full months we have had in a long time. Kayla and Timmy’s sweet sixteen was great. Their birthday was on Friday, May 11th....


Today is Aaron’s thirteenth birthday. My baby boy is a teenager! He is having some friends over for a sleepover tonight. They are already talking about all the X Box games they will play. We ha...


May 11, 2018

Sweet Sixteen in In the Meadow

Today is Kayla and Timmy’s sixteenth birthday. I remember carrying them in the twin backpack. We read lots of stories. I remember their first day of pre-K. Now they are high school sophomores...


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