Monthly Archives: July 2012

Minication just got awesome!

After we had the awesome experience riding the SommerSlide and then ate lunch in Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest, we plugged in the address for the Augustiner Bräu in Salzburg.  Matt has been collecting beer glasses from neat breweries around Europe and … Continue reading

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The Eagle’s Nest

During our tour of Europe we have spent a lot of time digging into WWII History, partly because it interests the boys and partly because I’ve always been interested in it.  I remember watching Schindler’s List in high school AP … Continue reading

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Ever since the KidsClub at Edelweiss took our boys to the SommerSlide (actually called the ‘Sommerrodelbahn’ but the boys call it a SommerSlide), Hayden, Carson, and Bailey have been asking us to take them back.  They described this attraction to … Continue reading

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Another Fish

This trip to Edelweiss was the first time Parker was tall enough to manage the pool all on his own.  The first day the vest got the best of him and he ended up floating on his back a lot … Continue reading

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Made to Crave: 11 (guilt and shame)

Chapter 6 is mindblowing. The title is Growing Closer to God and for me, it sums up the “why.”  Of course there is the “getting healthy and losing weight” reason, but I’ve done all that before and found myself right back in … Continue reading

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Made to Crave: 10 (mini-cation)

Our time in Garmisch was perfect.  It may have been our very best trip to Edelweiss yet. The days were lazy and the freezing cold rain didn’t even matter a bit to us as we were cocooned inside this massive-yet-cozy … Continue reading

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Sky VBS – 2012

This year there were enough volunteers for VBS that I was able to spend some time with just Parker.  As the fourth son, he’s never had that opportunity so I cherished this week.  We spent some time at the gym and … Continue reading

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Beautiful Purple Flowers

This has become a theme, I think.  I loved it when Parker brought me a purple flower and so now, when I see purple flowers, my heart skips a beat. I’ve driven into my neighborhood several times and loved the purple … Continue reading

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Parker learns about wind

A few days ago I was sitting on my front porch writing and Parker came out to join me. He got still for a brief second or two and heard the leaves rustling in the wind.  He made his cute … Continue reading

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Confessions from a treadmill…

I’ve been doing really good on my mini-vacation to Garmisch.  I’ve eaten well, stayed well below my calorie allowance, and avoided all desserts and breads thus far. I’ve exercised every day since I arrived, and plan on doing two workouts … Continue reading

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