First Day of School… for EVERYONE!

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August 23rd was the boys’ first day of second grade. Tuesday, September 6th was the girls’ first day of Head Start. It was a short half-day that parents had to attend along with the kids, and the girls did really …

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Winneshiek Fair ’16

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This is the second year that Lance and I have attempted the Winneshiek County Fair with all four kids. We didn’t bring a stroller, but we brought a plan: we’d visit the animals, the petting zoo, the rides, get our …

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First Ride of Spring

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Bike riding is a thing, at our house. When spring comes, we tend to put away model trains (or just kind of leave them where they drop…) and pull out the bikes. The day we went to the train show, …

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Mad City Rail Show

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Yesterday, I packed up Olin and Seraphine and took off for Madison, WI for the Mad City Rail Show. Whenever we go somewhere and Olin asks where we’re going, we make him guess. His first guess is always, “A train …

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Major Accomplishments

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I didn’t take a true “before” photo, because it probably would have inspired the Health Department to make a visit. Suffice it to say that the dining room was in pretty desperate need of some help. There were twelve or …

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Procrastination Entry #4275

I have literally fifteen loads of laundry waiting around to be completed, either sitting in a pile waiting to be washed, or sitting in a pile waiting to be folded. And by literally, I mean the real definition of the …

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Steam Engine Day

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Sometime in March, I was telling a coworker about how very, very much my Olin loves trains. She said, “Well, then you definitely have to go to Steam Engine Days in Mabel!” So, I put it on my calendar, and …

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