Why our 9th year together has been wonderful

We were thinking about some of the best things that we have done together this year and we had a really great list. Here it begins…

We sent our oldest child off to first grade! He is getting so big so fast!

We started our 2nd child in pre-school. It ...

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OKC Adventure Log: The Rest of the Story

The Oklahoma Adventure has come to an end. Yes, we made it the whole way there and back, and actually had quite a fun time. I’m sure it will seem like it was even more fun as some of the driving memories fade and the memories of time with ...

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OKC Adventure Log: 7/04/08

After we ate at Pops last night and bought souvenir hats and shirts (Isaac and Micah wanted the Route 66 hats with flames on them), we went and took pictures in front of the Round Barn, another Route 66 landmark in Oklahoma. It was closed though, so we didn’t ...

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OKC Adventure Log: Quick Update

We have been having a really fun time not driving so much and therefore not having much time to blog, but I’m sitting in our friends’ living room in Ft. Collins, Colorado and their nice laptop is staring at me, so I figured I could give a quick update ...

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OKC Adventure Log: 7/03/08 -- Arrival in Oklahoma!

11:00 am: Leave Manhattan, KS. The kids spent time playing out in the Knapps’ yard and Isaac explored the creek with his cousin Tanner before we left. We also bought gas the night before for $3.95/gallon. $62.49 total.

12:00 pm: Stopped for lunch in Salina ...

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OKC Adventure Log: 6/30/08

9:55 am: Again, no early start again today. We had nice morning at Grandma Coate’s house. Bryan is at the tiller again and it is 86 degrees. We are heading east on I-80 on a road we don’t remember driving on before. It is pretty green. Oh ...

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OKC Adventure Log: 7/01/08

10:30 am: Depart for Manhattan, KS. Ily is at the wheel. Around 85 degrees. There are actually a other cars on the road in Colorado!

11:00 am: 90 degrees already. Bryan is a little surprised at how flat this “mountain state” is. Oh sure, we can see big ...

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OKC Adventure Log: 7/02/08

We didn’t travel today, so I won’t give you the play-by-play trip log. We spent the day with Ily’s Uncle Ron and her paternal grandparents, Lloyd and Dorothy (Dot). We started with the tour of Ron’s little house and property on the hill overlooking Tuttle Creek ...

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OKC Adventure Log: 6/29/08

NOTE: All times are approximate

10:00 am: (Yup, no early start today, we learned our lesson yesterday) Fill up with gas for $4.19/gallon (it’s getting cheaper! oh wait, the octane got lower too…). Should have thought of that last night. Depart with Ily in the pilot ...

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OKC Adventure Log: 6/28/08

NOTE: All times are approximate.

4 am: Bryan and Ily wake up to get ready for the road trip.

5:30 am: Get boys in the car.

6:00 am: We cross the Columbia and officially begin. Bryan at the helm.

7:00 am: Notice the outside temperature is already ...

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