Back to school!

School SuppliesThe time is upon us: Michaela will be starting 1st grade on Wednesday. Kelli and Michaela bought all the school supplies yesterday before I got home from a work trip to Houston. The first thing I heard about from Michaela when I got into the van at the airport was “Daddy, we got my school supplies!”

She wanted to show me everything when we got home but I was pretty tired from the trip and it was past the girls bedtime by the time we got home from the airport so we waited until this morning to inspect the “booty” from Michaela’s pillage across Target. The second I roused from my recuperative slumber, I was shown all the crayons, pencils, glue, markers… you know – that group of stuff that is so fascinating and oddly fun to purchase. Michaela had to show me everything and explain their respective functions.  (more…)

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Hold on to something; it’s gonna get crazy!

Michaela and the packed van before our trip to Oklahoma in the summer of 2010.

Michaela and the packed van before our trip to Oklahoma in the summer of 2010.

Well, General Assembly is coming up and it’s going to get very busy around here. (For those who don’t know, General Assembly is the biennial event that the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) holds every year where 5,000+ members gather in one place for worship, workshops and meetings.) I’m gonna be pretty busy since I work for the office that manages the event and Kelli will be volunteering as well. While we’re gone, the girls will stay at with her parents. (more…)

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