Monthly Archives: June 2008

Should I Be Worried?

Every now and then I ask myself, “How am I doing as a parent?” “Am I too lenient? ” “Am I too strict?” “Are the kids learning anything?” “Am I a bad a parent if I serve raw carrots five dinners in a row?” “Am I failing if the kids have stayed up until 10pm […]

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Listen…Can You Hear the Ocean?

I LOVE the Oregon coast. It’s not the kind of place to bask in the sun and take a dip in the ocean and lounge around on the beach. The wind is mighty, the clouds are often threatening, and the waves are awesome. And that’s why I love it. But some shelter is necessary to […]

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More triathlon stuff…

If you’ve never been to an Ironman triathlon, you really have to put it on your to-do list. You can look at pictures, watch it on T.V. and read about it in the sports section of your paper, but nothing is quite like being there. Never have I seen so many uber athletic people in […]

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Ironman Coeur D'Alene (oh, and anniversary trip)

We just got home from a long weekend in Coeur D’Alene for the 2008 Ironman triathlon. Oh, and it also counted as our 15 year wedding anniversary trip. Somewhat apropos don’t ya think? Celebrating 15 years of marriage with a 2.5 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride topped off with a full marathon. The two […]

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Anyone for a S'more?

. Dirt. Smoke. Dirt. Flashlights. Sticky and charred marshmallows. Dirt. Tents. Porta-Pottys. Dirt. Sleeping bags. Bugs. Dirt. Dirt. Dirt. Did I mention Dirt? Sound familiar? Give me your hand and I’ll count the number of times I’ve been camping. Not a big fan. Last weekend found us camping, dirt and all, for the first time […]

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