Posts Tagged ‘John’

Some things never change

Some things never change.

You know how Facebook reminds you of old status updates with those Time Hop photo memories?

Generally speaking, they make me feel a little sad because old pictures of the kids just seem to punctuate how fast they’re growing up now that they’re teenagers.

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Oven-Roasted Asparagus (so easy your kids can make it!)

Asparagus is a great vegetable for kids to prepare and cook because it is so darn easy to make. John’s in 4th grade and he’s my little prep cook. Asparagus is the perfect vegetable to practice your knife skills on because it doesn’t slide around and it’s fairly sturdy. I always have the kids chop the asparagus…

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May 2016

ay 2016 is starting out in the nicest way possible – with temps in the 60s and 70s; and even a hint of 80’s for the first Saturday of the month. Sadly, April ended on a cold and chilly note – but newsflash: the winter coats are officially washed and packed away and I’m not…

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Pesto Trained and Certified baby.

It’s been downright chilly this week – but that hasn’t stopped the plants from growing. Everything is growing like gang-busters – including the lettuce and basil in the kitchen garden. It rained almost the entire day yesterday and I wanted to make pesto spaghetti for supper. The cold and the rain made it the perfect time to…

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Mr. Fix-it

Yesterday morning, before school, John helped me repair a screen. Never mind that he’s just 10 years old.  He’s been helping with little projects like these for years now. (You’re welcome, John’s future wife!)   Help put away the breakfast dishes?  Nah.   Got your backpack so you’re ready for the bus?  Mom – I’ll…

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Time for Cards? Try Sevens

Sevens is a great card game. It’s fast-paced. It’s easy to learn and it’s a great option for 3-8 players. The tide can turn quickly – with losers becoming winners in just a few hands.

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Dad’s Chair

Happy Thursday everyone. Just when I was thinking about how different things are these days… I realized some things seem to keep up no matter what. Case in point: Our kids are growing up in a house with “Dad’s Chair“. The Good Old Days Dad’s chair was part of both sides of our family. In Worthington,…

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Wish Bone

Every time I carve a turkey, I think of my Grandma Dekker’s Thanksgiving. And every time I find the wish bone, I remember being with my cousins as we wrestled it apart.

PJ and John got the honors after dinner tonight.

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Three Seasons

Hello friends. It’s been tough to get serious about the holidays when the weather has been so indecisive.

Earlier this month while I was walking Sonny, I took a photo I call “Three Seasons”. It’s a picture of this glorious layout of three seasons – Summer, Fall, and Winter – all intermingled beneath a Maple Tree. Green grass, golden leaves, and little clumps of snow; All of them together, laying on top of each other – like the boys playing Xbox.

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October 2013 Photo Stream

Every month, I make one last sweep through my photos on my Mac. Most of my photos get organized into events – birthdays, gardens, date nights, etc. All the leftover photos remain in the Photo Stream for that month. Here’s a look at some of the photos from the October 2013 Photo Stream.

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Harvard AMP and Boston Fall Trip 2013

The kids and I made it back from Boston today – and this fabulously sunny day was the perfect welcome home. Our Harvard AMP and Boston Trip Fall 2013 was a five day whirlwind visit to see Phil during his break from the Harvard AMP. As a reference for future visiting families, Harvard puts together a lovely program for the visiting families. Let me guide you through our jam-packed visit…

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Basketball Gardening

Forget Lasagna Gardening. Basketball Gardening is where it’s at! With three boys, it’s a good thing I’ve learned to enjoy basketball gardening. I’ve actually gotten quite good at it. As I shared with PJ just the other day, they’re all over my garden. Between you and me, I’ve always thought orange adds a little sophistication to the garden.

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Septembers

Try To Remember   By Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones   Try to remember, the kind of September, When life was slow, and oh-so mellow. Try to remember, the kind of September,When grass was green, and grain was yellow. Try to remember, the kind of September,When you were a tender and callow fellow…. Try to remember… And if you…

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