Category Archives: food

At Rise: Homeschool Gym Class

Tuesday, September 22nd 2020   AT RISE: Mom is in the kitchen turning on the oven and scooping two containers of beautiful looking school-lunch spaghetti into the iron skillet. The two kids are in the living room at their desks. … Continue reading

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Rant: Mistakes

Tuesday, September 22nd 2020 Mistake #1) Don’t Cry Over Spilled Coffee Though I avoid the phone “like the plague” (can we say that anymore?), I made the mistake of making an actual live phone call on Sunday, and in my … Continue reading

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Bubble Wow’s Birthday 2020

Sunday, September 20th 2020 The Oberhauser 4 joined the McSweeney/Kolonoski 5 to celebrate Mom’s birthday in the backyard. 2020-09-20 Happy Birthday Bubble Wow [1:45]: 💕

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Back to School 2020 – Day Three

Friday, September 18th 2020 4th & 7th Grade Distance Learning – DAY THREE Be still my heart. Is this WORKING?! The kids are subsumed into their computers off and on throughout the day, and so far they only seem to … Continue reading

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First Day of School 2020 – Gavin & ClaraJane

Wednesday, September 16th 2020 It’s finally here! Here is pandemic-style Back-to-School for us:   After several missteps, stumbles, and inelegant moments courtesy of moi, ClaraJane and Gavin each make it onto their First Day of School Meetings.   Even though … Continue reading

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Happy *13th* Birthday Miles!

Monday, September 14th 2020 Although we had to miss it this year, we love you Miles and are so proud of you Buddy! ⚾️💕

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At Rise: At Least Have Something Good, Mom

Thursday, August 27th 2020 AT RISE: Due to ever-changing Covid conditions, it suddenly turns out that *right now* is the best time for Daddy and Gavin to leave for their hiking trip instead of next week. All packed and ready … Continue reading

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CAMPING: BOOBs @Shawme Crowell State Forest

Sunday August 2nd – Thursday August 6th 2020   2020-08 BOOB Camping @Shawme Crowell State Forest [8:17]:   . . . . . BOOBs!  Let’s do it again soon. . ♥♥♥♥

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Quarantine UkeOke #7.11 – Happy BDay CJ!

Saturday, July 11th 2020 – Quarantine Day #1??             . Song:  Happy BDay CJ By:  Mom . 2020-07-11 Quarantine UkeOke #1** – Happy BDay CJ [1:35]:  . ♥

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Rowan’s 2nd Birthday

Saturday, July 4th 2020 Possibly the best thing about celebrating Rowan this year was that it was almost completely unplanned, but then it just happened anyway.  2020-07-04 Rowan’s 2nd Birthday [1:55]:   Love, Uncle Jenny (o; ♥

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