Sunday, February 9th, 2014

Valentines Pizza

When we make pizza around here, we make a LOT of pizza, but tonight we made one that was a little more special. We topped it off with a special Valentine’s Day dessert that Lauren and Miss Diane made, but it was gone before I even had a chance to get pictures of it (come to think of it, I didn’t get a picture of the heart-shaped cookie Heidi and I made for Diane last night, either).

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Sunday, February 9th, 2014

Refrigerator Update

We’re kind of celebrating Valentine’s Day all week around here. The first order of business was to update the design on the refrigerator, and this time I had a beautiful and very talented helper to work with:

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Saturday, February 8th, 2014

Mardi Gras Open Swim Meet

Lauren swam in the Excel Aquatics 2014 Mardi Gras Open Swim Meet today. It was a lot of fun to watch. She raced in three events and did really well. The most exciting was her 100 yard freestyle, which she won by 0.01 second (1/100th of a second). It was amazing to watch. I could see her pumping her little heart out to beat the girl in the lane right next to her.

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Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Lauren Plays with BHS

Lauren got to play with the Brentwood High School Band tonight. They had a guest conductor and she and several of her classmates missed school for parts of the past two days to practice for tonight’s performance. It was really fantastic, and a lot of fun for her.

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Saturday, February 1st, 2014

Swim Meet with No Power

The kids had the middle school championship swim meet today at Ensworth, but the power was out for over an hour. It was eerie (and a little boring) watching everyone around the completely still pool.

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Monday, January 20th, 2014

Cake…Yum!

Here’s a cake we decided to bake for no reason at all.

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Saturday, January 18th, 2014

Christine’s Dance

Christine had a dance at her high school tonight. I don’t know who was more excited about it, her or her mom, but they both looked beautiful.

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Saturday, January 11th, 2014

Gregory’s Basketball Game

It was really cool to watch G play basketball again. He was Mr. Rebound tonight, so that made it even more fun. Great job, G! (Bridget is showing off her chin injury which required a trip to the doctor and some glue yesterday).

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Thursday, December 26th, 2013

Carole and Dan’s

We went to Carole and Dan’s for some Skyline (a LOT of Skyline) and to get together again with even more family. It was so much fun hanging out with everyone, and the kids had a blast.

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Wednesday, December 25th, 2013

Christmas Dinner at John and Eileen’s

We had so much fun having Christmas dinner with tons of family over at John and Eileen’s house. And it was really great for so many people in the family to get to know Christine, Gregory, Heidi and Bridget.

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Wednesday, December 25th, 2013

Christmas Morning

We’re at Monkey Grandma’s for Christmas and it was a lot of fun to wake up at her house and see that Santa had come. Jake was the one who found the pickle (a tradition that started with a trip to Krohn Conservatory with Grandma a couple years ago, which is kind of cool).

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Saturday, December 14th, 2013

BMS Swim Meet

We had a BMS swim meet today at the Williamson County pool. Everyone only got to swim in two events each, but I think it was fun for everyone. They did great, of course!

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Thursday, December 12th, 2013

BMS Band Holiday Concert

Tonight was the first time Lauren, Jake and Beth all got to perform in the same band concert. They didn’t play at the same time, of course, but all of them did really well and the show was great. Good job everyone!

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Sunday, December 8th, 2013

Christmas Cookies

We had a great holiday time baking and decorating Christmas cookies today!

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Saturday, December 7th, 2013

Missy D’s Cake

This was the last night we would all be together before Diane’s birthday, so the kids really wanted to make a cake and have a party for her. We converted our mint chocolate cupcake recipe into a two-tiered cake one, and I’m told it was pretty good:

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Saturday, December 7th, 2013

Lauren’s Swim Meet

Lauren had a swim meet today. She only had three events and it was really short, but she had a good time and swam well:

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Saturday, December 7th, 2013

Updated Refrigerator

With a new season comes a new design for the refrigerator. Special thanks to “Missy D” for helping with part of this one:

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Friday, December 6th, 2013

Merry Christmas

Here’s our annual Christmas Picture:

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Friday, December 6th, 2013

Decorating the Christmas Tree

We had a great time putting all the ornaments on the Christmas tree today:

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Sunday, November 24th, 2013

Refrigerator Decoration

Here’ the current design on the refrigerator:

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