Tag Archives: teenagers

party like it’s 1994

I don’t love my own birthday, but I do love giving my girls birthday parties. I never understood the every-other-year concept, when you could do this every single year…well, at least until they are 15 (I do, however, totally endorse … Continue reading

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a two-celebration day

Alex would like to announce that today is the best day of her life, because today she is getting her braces off. I would like to announce that Steve may indeed be a saint, because he is taking her to … Continue reading

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the chocolate chip cookie ice cream thingy

Last night Alex had big plans with her friends. It was to be their annual corn maze expedition, traditionally done the night before Halloween, this time postponed for homework (such is the life of a ninth grader). They had planned … Continue reading

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welcome to 9th grade

Ok, so that went by fast. An hour ago we were ushering Kate to kindergarten in her pink flowered sun dress. I was pregnant with Alex, and had a short reprieve from the IV (I was one sick momma) to … Continue reading

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French Report

So far, so good. Charlotte (our visiting French student) seems happy and Alex seems happy. Smiles, nods and good attitudes abound. However, in our family we have a “grin and nod” policy whenever Steve takes us to historical vacation sites … Continue reading

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sounds to de-stress by

I’ve had a long, stressful week. There are several markers that let us know we’re working too much. Running out of dogfood, coffee and clean undies. We hit all three this week. I handled it without overeating and without any … Continue reading

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Team Awesome and Relay for Life

Alex and her friends spent the past 24 hours walking the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. They were Team Awesome, and they were absolutely awesome. Madie was the Team Captain and collected a group of kids to spend the … Continue reading

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