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Much Ado About Nothing

It’s Been Quiet

I haven’t posted much of anything in a long time.  For a while I just couldn’t spare the time with a small kiddo.  Then we decided to build a house.  Then we had to get the old one ready to sell.  Then we had to move.  Then …..

You get the idea.

So, we’re finally on the other side.  We’re not fully unpacked, but we’re getting our routines down and things are getting closer to the well-oiled machine that they used to be.  That means it’s time for me to start blogging again. 

I won’t have a garden this year because it just wouldn’t coincide well with the move, but I’m planning a garden for next year.  And not only am I cooking again, but I also have a huge backlog of recipes and trip reports to post.  So, the content is here; I just need. to. do. this.

This is my stake in the sand.  I’m catching up, starting today.

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A Birthday Flight

Yesterday was my birthday.  We’ve had so much going on lately that we really didn’t plan anything special, but we did fly up to York, PA for brunch at the airport restaurant.  It’s been about 9 months since we took Carrie up last time (Father’s Day, I think?).  Our friend’s Piper Arrow is small on the inside, so there really was no way to put her carseat in the back without either jacking with John’s ability to fly the plane, or my ability to get Carrie and I out safely if something happened.  While I was in Walmart a couple weeks ago, I passed by a display of automobile booster seats and found the answer:  a booster seat!  While she does meet the minimum height and weight requirements, we would never dream of putting her in a car in a booster yet — so please save the comments.  It’s just a solution for the rare family flights.  Anyway, we had a great brunch and Carrie loved flying!

Carrie looks out the window as we fly north-east.

Of course, Piglet had to come with us.




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College Park Aviation Museum

Carrie still has a great love for airplanes, so we took her out to the College Park Aviation Museum.  There is a lot of great stuff there for kids:  crafts, real airplanes that they can “fly”, simulators, crafts, and there are several airplane pedal cars outside.  If you haven’t been there before, it’s a nice little place and very kid friendly.  Every kid in the museum stopped and ran over to the huge hangar door windows each time they could hear an airplane taking off or landing at the runway right next-door.  Click HERE for more pictures!

Carrie makes an airplane fan.

John and Carrie fly a Taylorcraft airplane.

Carrie rides one of the many homebuilt pedal cars. The fenced in area even has a mock-up of Runway 33 which is right next to the museum.


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A Friend’s Birthday Party

Carrie has made lots of friends at her daycare (“school”, as we call it), but there are a couple of boys that she’s been tight with since the very beginning.  We call them “The Rat Pack”.  Gavin, one of the boys, turned 2 recently and had a birthday party at Hoppers — one of those indoor bouncing places.  Carrie was invited and had a GREAT time!  Click HERE for more pictures!

John and Carrie in one of the bounce rooms.

Carrie and the Birthday Boy





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2012 in Review

It’s New Year’s Day 2013; time to take a look back at last year.

Looking through the “My Pictures” folder on this laptop, we definitely did a lot as a family.  We went to the Catoctin Wildlife Preserve a few times (and bought memberships), we visited the Please Touch Museum (and bought a membership).  We went to carnivals, petting zoos, museums, and airports.  We saw planes, trains, animals, and cars.

It was an interesting year at work.  I went from Security SME to PM on the contract I was hired onto in 2011, and this honestly has probably been the most difficult PM spot I’ve ever had. My customer is a challenge, and at times my team is even more of a challenge.  On the bright side, 2012 also saw my graduation from University of Maryland — it took long enough!!  :)

I am a year older.  John is a year older.  Carrie is a year older.

I’m not into New Year’s resolutions because snap judgements in favor of change never work, but this year I want to get things under control a little bit more.  Dinner on the table at a reasonable hour.  Eating meals as a family.  Spending more time with my extended family and friends.  No more laundry marathon Saturdays.

Here’s to a new start for a new year.  I hope that God blesses all of you with peace and contentment.

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