TWO HUNDRED FIFTY-FOUR…early morning musings

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Morning contemplations: It was on a Scorching day early morning in July of 2004. I recall myself sitting on my lifeguarding post at Dolly Splash Country when the lead guard asked me (from across the wavepool) what I wanted for … Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED FIFTY…the puppy post

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Bringing home new puppies doesn’t have to be a stressful experience. And amazingly enough, it’s been quite nice for us. Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED FORTY NINE…narrowly escaping a craptastic day part 4

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My lovely innocent children are at it agin. Pushing their mother to the brink of insanity. Teetering on the edge, you never know what that last little push will be. Lucky for me, I narrowly escaped a craptastic day. Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED FORTY FIVE…little red houses, for you and me

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We said we’d be on the road for 3 maybe 5 years, if the kids would allow it. They weren’t having it. So we found ourselves a little red house on a quarter acre in the city and we are trying to get used to stationary life again. Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED FORTY FOUR…grocery disas…er…trip

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Trips to the grocery store with the our clan always seem to elicit an array of interesting faces from patrons: sad faces, annoyed faces, concerned faces, contorted faces due to rubber necking, happy to see us faces (although those are far and few between), and scared faces. We probably see the latter most often. Hey, it’s what we’re here for. Most likely it makes them feel great about their lives, their not as “crazy” as they previously thought. Or the more unlikely “Gosh, I should have more kids so I can look the way that Mom looks…so disheveled…but those kids look super happy”. Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED FORTY THREE…alaska sick

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I woke up to the vibration of our behemoth vehicle thundering down an unfinished gravel road. I wasn’t sure where we were geographically. Physically I realized I was crammed into Cecilia’s bunk. Abby’s analogy homework pops into my mind in … Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED THIRTY FIVE…I blame it on the kerosene

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I have done a lot of “soul searching” and have come to the conclusion, almost every stupid decision made by me, can be traced back to Kerosene. So glad it’s Kerosene rather than something serious, like “poor judgement”. Whew. I solved that case pretty quick! Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED TWENTY…paradise vs. reality

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In the wee hours of Monday, January 16th, we were all slowly waking up in our new existence. For the next week we are camping out just south of Tucson. We finally moved from paradise. It was time. We were ready. … Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED NINETEEN…marshmallow boobs and other stories

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I don’t know if you are lucky enough to have boobs which smell like marshmallows, but I am. At least that’s what Phoebe tells me. Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED SIXTEEN…the Spranger’s take Vegas

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A recipe for enjoying your time in Vegas with kids and of course a little tidbit on what NOT TO DO. And of course, how to successfully bribe children. Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED THREE…missing our furry side

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What do you do when your 9 year-old wants a puppy for her birthday…but your not quite ready? You gently explain, “Daddy and I are not quite ready to fill those big holes in your hearts just yet. The day will come…just be patient. I love you. Pick another gift.” Playing the mean mom today. Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED TWO…lady of the night nails

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I love to send Greg out for female related items like tampons, pads, girly razors, bakini waxing kits…I could go on. He comes back with the craziest stories. But this last errand, almost granted him an official “I will never have to run another errand for her ever again” pass. This time, the joke is on me. Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED…what the what?

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Sanity has come back to the Beaver! Hip Hip! Everyone, grab their favorite beverage and join me on the playground!! Continue reading