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No More Camp

Taylor left for his sophomore year of college last week. I was happy to see him go. Psych! I wasn’t happy to see him go, though I was much better about it than I was last year. If you’ll recall, last year I told everybody he was going to camp. That seemed so much more……

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Thankfulness – Day Twenty

In just a few hours we’re going to pick up Taylor at the train station, which is what I’m most thankful for today! After that we’re going to dinner for my birthday and then home to watch a movie (probably Iron Man 2). It may sound pretty boring to some, but it sounds a lot like…

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The Delusion That Was Camp Lynchburg

Another overdue post. So what else is new?  The whole Camp Lynchburg thing is over. I can’t pretend anymore. My baby boy, my first born, my male heir is in college. But I’m okay with it. I guess the camp delusion eased me into the truth.      While Todd and Taylor were in class, this is…

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An Island Called Long*

*Thank you to Dan R. for the titleThis past weekend Todd and I took off for a much needed get away on Long Island. It was the first time we’ve ever left the kids home alone and I feel it was a success because: a) they didn’t kill or even maim each other; b) police…

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Not A Kid Anymore

Somewhere around 9:00 AM Central this morning, Taylor turned 18. Technically, according to the law, he’s now an adult. He can vote, he can join the military, he can go to an X-rated movie, he can buy cigars… all because he’s 18. Well Law, I hate to break it to you, but he’s still my…

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To Write Love On Her Arms

Yesterday thousands upon thousands of teenagers wrote the word “Love” on their arms in support of the non-profit movement To Write Love On Her Arms. TWLOHA was started on MySpace with this statement: To Write Love on Her Arms is a work in progress. This began with one broken girl, one painful night; addiction, depression,…

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All Together Again

This morning I jumped in the car, opened the sunroof, started my favorites playlist, ran through Starbuck’s, and set the GPS for Katie’s camp in Maryland. Karen (Todd’s GPS) took me through green, rolling hills and a patchwork of various crops, mostly tall corn, before leading me over the Susquehanna River and into the campground.…

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AVMDIJ & “More”

THIS JUST IN Stop the presses!! Have I got a news breaking headline!! And this isn’t even part of today’s post!! A few weeks ago I told you Katie had tried out for the Youth Band at church and had made it. She wasn’t supposed to start singing for another month or so, but she…

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What’s Been Going On

Wednesday night Todd and I went with Ben and his fiance, Katie (not to be confused with our Katie) to a Shane and Shane concert. For those of you who aren’t familiar with contemporary Christian bands you probably have no idea who they are. They’re a pretty awesome accoustic (mostly) band and a lot of…

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