Summer School

Summer School

This year this guy is participating in ESY.  That's a fancy navy-sounding acronym name for Extended School Year. Why would this endless summer dreaming mother want her child to go to school in the summer? Well, where do I start? It is supposed to prevent any...

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I Mom So Hard

"How am I supposed to be teaching other people about Jesus when my own children act like this?" is something I said this morning. I now have to have my children's teeth cleaned every three months instead of every 6 because apparently they suck at brushing their teeth....

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She’s Off

She’s Off

We left the house 03:20 this morning. One hiccup arriving where they were supposed to leave from but the larger group was one terminal over. Hopefully we're done with hiccups. She is off on her own adventure. Thankfully I got the tears out yesterday. Today I'm excited...

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My Little Chick

My Little Chick

This time tomorrow one of my little birdies is going to fly to the other side of the world...literally. Arleigh is headed with a great group of people to China. I'm so excited for her. I'm proud of her for pleading to step out of her comfort zone. I'm sad that I won't...

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Our Current State

Our Current State

So yesterday Bria had swim. Arleigh had a welcome to Marching Band function. Hanan had her end of season track banquet... all at the same time. Everyone else is finished with school for the year. We are over hear finishing up like end of May crazy thick in the middle...

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North American Sand Soccer Championship 

North American Sand Soccer Championship 

Bria and I got to head down to Virginia Beach for the NASSC. It was a great weekend with team bonding and tons of sand soccer. Bria trained with a professional team from Barcelona.  She is there somewhere in the middle. We didn't win. Bria suffered in goal in the...

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The Cure For Everything

The Cure For Everything

Bria got me back to the salt water this weekend for her soccer tournament. I can assure you salt water truly is the cure of everything... Sweat, tears or the sea. I sat by myself on the balcony watching this big ball come up out of the ocean, listening to the waves...

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The Virginian

The Virginian

Today we dipped our toes into the water that is travel soccer tournaments. Ray is in charge of fields. Bria is in charge of playing. The rest of us are here to cheer, lug equipment and pitch in wherever we're needed.  We had a great day with a score and a tie. We...

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Our Ohana

Where do we start? We are a Navy family, constantly on the move finding the wind in our sails. Ray is the web designer, woodworker, scientist and sailor. B is the writer, bus driver, cook, tutor, housekeeper, substitute teacher and well lots of other things too.

We have big girls in band, cross country and all things high school, a very bossy nine year old into soccer and swimming, a quietly loud eight year old boy who has a love for all things lego and two funny, loving puppies.

There’s lots to do and so much fun. We count our many, many blessings daily.

Stay tuned… things might get interesting with our misadventures in parenting!

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