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January has been very busy. Kayla and Timmy have each received acceptances to two colleges. They initially received emails and then letters in the mail. These are colleges that they liked when...


December 31, 2019

Last Day of 2019 in In the Meadow

We had a nice Christmas. We had a ham for dinner on Christmas Eve. There were sweet potatoes, broccoli, brussel sprouts, and dinner rolls (my favorite part.) The mashed potatoes didn’t turn ou...


December 23, 2019

Solstice Update in In the Meadow

The weeks since Thanksgiving have gone by quickly. Kayla and Timmy have finished their college applications. Now we are waiting on acceptances and financial packages. They applied to a fair nu...


November 27, 2019

Thanksgiving Eve in In the Meadow

We are getting ready for Thanksgiving. There is not much to do, since we are going to my stepsister’s place for dinner. I am bringing along a noodle and cheese casserole and a pumpkin pie. So ...


I wanted to remember all the service members and veterans on this Veterans’ Day. Thank you you for your sacrifice so that we can have our freedoms. Kayla had senior night for diving and Timmy ha...


Timmy and Kayla had a good time at the homecoming dance. Aaron decided not to go to the dance and instead had a friend from school over to play video games. The dance ended at 10. Since Kayla ...


The first month of school is almost over. Kayla and Timmy have a fairly challenging courseload this year. They are taking AP English, Economics, Honors Calculus, Physics, and Spanish. They eac...


I need to catch up with everybody on prosebox. Sorry to be so far behind. The first two weeks of school are done. Since my kids are at the beginning and end of high school, they don’t have a tre...


Today was Aaron’s first day of high school and Kayla and Timmy’s last first day of high school. My aunt and uncle have a car they don’t really use. They surprised us by offering it for Timmy and...


August 23, 2019

Mountains in In the Meadow

School starts on September 5th. We have been having a good time on the last bit of summer vacation. We just got back from a long weekend in the Poconos. It was very restful. We stayed at a ch...


July 31, 2019

Vacation in In the Meadow

My husband’s family has been renting a cabin in Maine. We were invited to stay there this past week. It was a nice getaway. The cabin was right next to a lake. We went swimming quite a bit. ...


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 02, 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 12, 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 18, 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,...


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