Tag Archives: Fun

5 Olympic Games for Your Team

February 9, 2018

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I don’t know about you, but we love, love, LOVE watching the Olympics. Every two years our family rallies for a whole series of somewhat ridiculous celebrations.  This year is no different. We have drafted our teams – the scoreboard is up – dinner will include American food and Yorkshire pudding (a nod to our […]

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Scavenger Hunt Celebration

January 16, 2017

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(Before the blog post starts, I want you to realize that this is actually Ellie writing and not Joy, just to save you from any confusion.) Happy Martin Luther King Jr Day! In my opinion, today is a little bit of a awkward holiday because some people take the day off of work/school, some don’t. […]

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How to Tackle Monday

October 24, 2016

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Are you dreading today? One study says most people don’t crack a smile on Mondays until after 11 a.m.! What in the world???!!!  One seventh of your life is Monday, so it’s crazy to dread today.  Today is precious. What are you waiting for? Before doing anything, start by smiling.  You should be embarrassed if […]

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What You Know When You’re 12

October 8, 2016

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Don’t you love the prefix “Pre”? We all know pre means “before,” and I find those three letters surprisingly optimistic and cheerful. I think PREgame, PREsale, or PREschedule.  All fun things, right? Today I have a 12-year-old son (what??) who is, by definition, a PREteen. He is PREparing for some marvelous years ahead filled with opportunities […]

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Zipline Adventure

May 23, 2016

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Yesterday we did tackled this zip line course again and I was reminded what an EXCELLENT family adventure this is!!  I decided to repost my initial blog hoping you all will put it on your list for summer fun. The course is amazing. Still, I’m heading to bed early! ************************************ A couple of weeks ago […]

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Cooking with Banana Man: Burrito Night

May 15, 2016

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“It’s very hard to have ideas. It’s very hard to put yourself out there, it’s very hard to be vulnerable, but those people who do that are the dreamers, the thinkers and the creators. They are the magic people of the world.” Amy Poehler A couple of weeks ago Josh was doing a decimal project […]

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Physics Phun

May 10, 2016

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“It just happened that the public happened to appreciate the satirical quality of these crazy things.” Rube Goldberg I have a thing for Rube Goldberg machines. I love people who have so much time on their hands and such an abundance of patience that they figure out how to entertain the rest of us with […]

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Aiming low to get high

April 18, 2016

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“Every day one should at least hear one little song, read one good poem, see one fine painting and — if at all possible — speak a few sensible words.” Goethe I hope your weekend was as spectacular as mine. Abundant sunshine, minimal pollen, a Saturday nap, a date night,  family and friends nearby – […]

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Get up and move!

April 7, 2016

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So many adventures await! Given it’s Spring Break season, this video feels particularly relevant. Wherever you’ve gone (or are going), I hope you’re capturing images which inspire and making memories for a life time! Don’t you just want to pack your bags??

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St. Patrick I Never Knew

March 17, 2016

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“Oh, the music in the air! An’ the joy that’s ivrywhere – Shure, the whole blue vault of heaven is wan grand triumphal arch, An’ the earth below is gay Wid its tender green th’-day, Fur the whole world is Irish on the Seventeenth o’ March!” Thomas Augustin Daly   Did you know all that […]

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