Category Archives: Family

2018 Trip to Quebec

Hard on the heels of our trip to California, we set out to visit Judy and her husband, Bill, in Auburn, ME. Tuesday, August 21, 2018 We got up at 3:00 am for our 6:30 flight to Portland, ME.  Our … Continue reading

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2018 California Vacation – Part 1

Calfornia or Bust – 2018 Driving Vacation We usually travel to California by air but this year decided to plan an epic driving vacation to see all of the sights between Iowa and California that we could possibly pack in. … Continue reading

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A Week with Wyatt and Augie

Earlier in the year we were thinking of going to California for spring break and visiting Wendy and family. When we called to find out dates, etc., Wendy told us there was a little problem with the plan. Zach had … Continue reading

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Baking A Cake

We are watching Ben for a couple of days and we are constantly trying to find something fun to do. Karen had the great idea of making a cake. Ben was all for it. We didn’t have a cake mix … Continue reading

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2013 Family Portrait

Every Christmas since Rachel was very young, we have taken a family portrait. For a couple of years, Wendy wasn’t able to make it home, then one year many of the family were sick. The picture didn’t get taken that … Continue reading

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Another Dick Pinney Mural

Rachel came to stay with us this weekend. On the way home from picking her up we stopped at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library in West Branch. We thought they had a Laura Ingalls Wilder display that Rachel would like. … Continue reading

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Letterboxing

In my last blog entry I said Wendy had a long list of family activities to do with the grandkids this summer. One was Letterboxing. I kind of knew what that was. Visions of geocaching came to mind. So I … Continue reading

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Family Portrait

One of the first things I do every year is include a picture of the family in this blog. We have a pretty long tradition of getting everyone together at Christmas and taking pictures. This is usually quite a production, … Continue reading

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Autumn Birthdays

We had Ben’s birthday party the other day and when I started to write it up, I realized I had not done the same for Rachel. So here is a summary for each of them. Rachel We had Rachel’s party … Continue reading

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Halloween

Some of you will have seen these pictures in other blogs or had them emailed to you directly, but in case you didn’t, here you go. We had Rachel and Ben up to our house to trick or treat on … Continue reading

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