Category Archive: Life

Dec 30

Closing out 2016

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I can’t believe that this is closing out 6 years of blogging.  Plainadventure has been our online travel diary, way to remember, share our lives with our family, friends, and those along the way. Our little site is still a love hate relationship.  We love looking back at the memories that we have made, the …

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Dec 25

Merry Christmas

Karen, the girls and I just wanted to wish everybody a Merry Christmas.  We hope you remember the reason for the season is not the gifts wanted, received, or given because we all have been given the ultimate gift and we celebrated Him today.

Dec 19

Do you want to build a Snowman?

M is really enjoying her dance classes, in fact we signed up to perform in the Christmas Recital and just finished that performance yesterday.  It was so much fun.  Momma and Daddy’s hearts were bursting with pride seeing our little sweetheart up there on the big stage.  It was a lot of work, extra practice …

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Dec 01

A Good Day

My favorite moment in twelve years as a coach did not happen on a field.  It took place on a cold fall morning as I got to experience sunrise at the Grand Canyon with nine of my athletes.  The collective gasp and silence from a group of guys, known to talk nonstop, as they soaked …

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Nov 01

Trick-or-treat: Our Halloween Costumes

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Another wonderful Halloween has passed and we definitely made the most of it.  This year little Miss McKenna requested to be Tinkerbell and the rest of us sort of fell into place.  Initially we thought Kenny would be Captain Hook, but being our only boy we kind of needed a Peter Pan and happily agreed …

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Oct 27

Hale Bay

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Karen here sharing my one little touch of fall decoration.  For YEARS…. like literally ever since we bought this house TEN years ago I have wanted a bale of hay with mums and beautiful pumpkins to celebrate fall and Halloween and morph right into Thanksgiving decor.  Well, my dreams have finally come true!! About September …

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Oct 23

Teaching Tip: Student Feud

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I am always looking to come up with a new study game for the students to use.  After 12 years of teaching the same subject a little variety becomes the spice of life.  Jeopardy is an oldie but goodie though it has been done to death.   I have used 1 vs class to some success.  …

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Oct 20

A Season of First Starts

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McKenna my oldest at 4 years old is starting so many new things.  Just in the past two months she has begun Kindergarten (homeschool with her Momma), dance class, as well as her first season of soccer under her belt.  We are thrilled and couldn’t be any prouder of our little girl but at the …

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Dec 31

Happy New Year

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Make resolutions or maybe not. Look forward to the big events of the upcoming year. See good friends, spend time with family, give thanks to The Lord for His blessings. New Years is a great time to reflect on all the events of the past and a time of new beginnings to look forward to …

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Dec 22

McKayla’s Cake Smash

How is it possible that our second tiny baby is already a whole year old!?!  We are so in love with our sweet spunky little McKayla girl (well, both our girls actually).  She is a charmer and always quick to have a toothy little grin on her face.  It is fun to watch her explore …

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