Category Archives: Everyday Life

Canterbury Tales: a trip to the RenFest

Fall isn’t really fall for me unless I go to the KC RenFest, I’ve been practically every year since I was 10 or 11. This year I went with my sister and brother-in-law and the kids and we had a … Continue reading

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Down, set, hike!

My nephew has started playing football. They may not have pads (it’s flag football) but that doesn’t mean it’s not a serious game. They play nearly full-length and play the full-length of the field. Dylan is a lineman, which I … Continue reading

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The Youngest

My youngest niece is now two. She’s definitely not so little any more. She runs and plays and screams right along with her older sister and cousin. She has fair hair and some wisps of curls. She’s going to be trouble.

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Three going on thirteen

Peanut turns three next week, crazy I know. As with every birthday, I took some photos so my sister can have a new one for her wall. This year we went to the house of a family friend who still … Continue reading

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Fourth of July: a good excuse for extended family to get together and blow things up

As I said, my dad’s family has a huge get together every year for the Fourth, and I do mean huge. My dad’s generation has 18 first cousins in it (my dad is one of eight) and just those eight … Continue reading

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Water babies

Every year my dad’s side of the family has a huge Fourth of July cook-out/family reunion. The same people host it each year and luckily for the kiddos, they have an above ground pool. My sister took my niece and … Continue reading

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We went to the chapel & she got married!

The past few days (and months really) I’ve had the honor of being a bridesmaid for my long-time friend Katie. She and I have been friends for more than a decade now, bonding over our love of classic movies and … Continue reading

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