Tag Archive: Traditions

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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Dec 07

A Sweet Tradition Continues…

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                                             Ever since the early days of mine and Kenny’s vacations, along the trip we would stop by at least one ice cream shop.  Preferably a small town, obscure little shop rather than some big chain store.  Although in a pinch Cold Stone Creamery can’t be beat.  As the years have flown by and we are …

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Nov 11

Trick-or-treat: Our Halloween Costumes

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We had a really fun Halloween this year.  In years past I’ve tried to make all of our costumes (and when I say “I”… I really mean 20% me and 80% my Mom… she’s a sewing genius).  This year I took the easy way out a little bit, mostly buying costumes or using things we …

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Nov 02

Trick-or-treat: Our Halloween Costumes

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We kept our new tradition going even with my wife on “semi” bed rest and 8 months pregnant she with the help of her mother got our family Halloween costumes completed.  This year we went with a family pirate theme.  My wife Karen was a lovely mermaid with a wonderful treasure played by the newest member of our family who should be arriving …

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Dec 10

Top 10 Christmas Light Displays in the United States

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Every year my wife and I like to travel around our city, Christmas music playing talking about our year, hopes, and dreams for next year, and looking at the Christmas lights that are out on display, filling our hearts with joy and fond memories of Christmas past.  Our love for Christmas and the wonderful traditions …

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Dec 07

M’s first snow day!

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We had a super fun new adventure this weekend.  A gust of winter weather blew into our town and dropped about eight inches of powdery white snow on the ground and trees.  We woke up to a beautiful white winter wonderland right in our own front yard.M has seen snow before, in fact when she …

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Oct 27

Pumpkin Carving: Kansas City Chiefs Pumpkin

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Pumpkin Carving: Kansas City Chiefs Pumpkin So yesterday we posted our Kansas City Chiefs Tribute which you can see by clicking here, but since they have done so well this year we thought we should kick it up a notch se we came up with this pumpkin.  I found the original picture of the Native …

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Oct 26

Pumpkin Carving: Kansas City Chiefs-o-lantern

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Pumpkin Carving: Kansas City Chiefs-o-lantern Well, we finally got around to carving our annual jack-o-lantern (we may have one or two more up our sleeve in the next few days).  We have paid tribute to several Kansas college teams already, here.  And always have a soft spot in our heart for Charlie Brown.  But this …

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Oct 17

Getting Ready for Halloween

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Last Halloween our little girl M was just a few months old when October rolled around and we pretty much kept to our normal Halloween routine.  My wife Karen did make her a tiny ghost outfit that she wore long enough to snap a few pictures before she got upset at the fluffy tulle and …

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Oct 04

Free Printable Trick or Treat Banner

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I have been enjoying the first few days of October, the weather getting cooler, seeing pumpkins and mums showing up on my neighbors front porches, watching our daughter M’s eyes light up as she sees the signs of Halloween. This year I have been looking for ways to decorate without spending much money.  I keep …

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