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D.C. Day 2: Newseum and Union Station

DC Day 2: Newseum

After settling in on our first day, we were up and at ‘em on Sunday. At 11:00 am. Yep, I let the girls sleep in. As much as I was tempted to go, go, go, I realized that sleep, sleep, sleep was important, too. Our lazy morning gave way to …

Our DC Rowhouse

DC Day 1

With Spring Break quickly approaching, I texted the girls to ask them each individually where they’d like to go. I gave them 4 choices: nowhere (staycation), New Orleans, Key West/Everglades, or Washington, DC. In a rare moment of unanimity, they all responded with DC. (Good thing as I didn’t have …

A Thinking Christian

Yesterday I had a fascinating conversation with Oakley. Often she’s quiet and reserved, like a normal 14 year old, and I do well to get a couple of words out of her. And that’s on a good day. But not yesterday. Yesterday was a great day. Yesterday she wanted to …

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Camp Nakanawa 2015

July means Camp Nakanawa for our girls. This is Aspen and Oakley’s 5th summer and Linden’s 2nd. Here are some highlights from camp. For all of our camp pictures, click here. Tip a Canoe with Lou!   Lou was chosen to be the Amazon Brave at Council Ring. “O Captain …

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Music City Block Party Champs

Celebrating after winning a point Back row: Shaye, Maddie, Karaley, Charley, Oakley, Julia Front row:Davey, Lauren, Mason (Haley was sick) Coach Halley and Coach Jake join in What – no medals? Nope, instead the champs each received a $10 iTunes gift card. Score!  

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Wayward Sailor

On the very last day of 2014, we went sailing and snorkeling with Captain Phil and First Mate Tarn on the Wayward Sailor. What a way to cap off the year! We met Capt. Phil in Cruz Bay and then headed out on a dinghy to his 50 year old …

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BMS JV Volleyball

Like her big sister 2 years ago, Oakley did not make the 6th grade volleyball team. Instead she made the JV team, along with 2 other 6th graders, Karaley (#10, who played on her club team last spring) and Morgan (#4). Oakley is a setter and is #3, her lucky …

Oakley with Flower

Camp Nakanawa 2014: Oakley

   Oakley and Caroline Canoeing with Caroline Sidney joins in Caroline, Oakley, and Sidney   According to her letter, this creek is freezing but fun! Shaving Cream War!   Junior Camp, Cabin 12    Oakley and Caroline’s Fairy House    Double Trouble The Three Little Pigs (Sidney, Oakley, and Caroline) …

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“I’m a Legend!”

After a month filed with pool parties, volleyball, a long weekend and tournament in St. Louis (where we all finally got to explore the awesome City Museum), 8 days in Orlando for our final tournament along with Disney, Universal, and Sea World thrown in, a quick trip to visit my …