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The Long Term Problems with China’s One-Child Policy

In my family, there are a lot of two-children families. My bride and I both came from two-children homes. We have two children ourselves and both of our kids’ spouses hail from two-children families. Plus, my sister has two children. So my mom has two children and four grandchildren. If the trend continues, she will […]

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The Domino Effect of Home Improvement

This summer my bride and I began working together. This required that we convert an unused bedroom into her office. At the time, she made the reasonable request to paint the room first. I noted that this would also be an ideal time to replace the carpet. I had planned to ditch the aged 25-year-old […]

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Moving Day, Times Two

Two weeks ago, we (my bride and I) helped children Dan and Kelli move from their apartment to their house.  They moved a couple carloads the night before and I rented a truck, first to move their items from our house and then to move the furniture from their apartment.  Kelli’s family brought a truckload […]

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Finally, Some Wedding Photos

On Saturday we had an open house for son Dan and new daughter Kelli.  In addition to celebrating their recent nuptials with family and friends, we were also treated to some wedding photos.  Here is the happy couple: …and my bride with our four kids:Kelli and Dan, flanked by Laura and Chris

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Four Children

Over the weekend it became official. We now have four children The happy couple, Kelli and Dan, at the rehearsal dinner. We still waiting for the photos of the wedding itself.  I will post a couple as soon as I receive them!

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Holidays

Christmas Recap

This year our Christmas celebrations began last Saturday with one side of the family, continued Christmas Eve with the other side, and concluded Christmas morning with our kids.  By 10 AM, both couples had departed for more family celebrations of their own — but not before snapping this photo.                      (Back row: Laura & Chris, Dan […]

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The “Queen of Desserts”

Yesterday, my bride (aka, the “Queen of Desserts”) went on a Christmas baking frenzy. The preliminary round occurred on Monday, but the main event was on Thursday, a sunup to well past sundown cooking extravaganza. Sadly, I was fasting and unable to assume my normal role of taste tester.  I know that she secretly enjoys me […]

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Wedding Photo and a Few More

Several readers have asked for photos of our daughter’s wedding.  Here is one of the bride and groom, flanked by my wife and I, along with Dan and his betrothed.  

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I Married a Monk

In my Summertime TV Shows post, I shared my interest in the TV show Monk (on the USA Network).  The season premier was last Friday, July 18th.  Since we were a tad busy with Laura and Chris’s wedding, we’ve not yet had the opportunity to watch it — but I am most anxious to do […]

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Pomp and Circumstances

Last Saturday, we motored south to Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana to watch Chris (our daughter, Laura’s, betrothed) graduate.  The drive there was overcast and dreary, but the sun emerged about when the outdoor festivities began.  The campus, at least the part we saw, was most impressive. The ceremony was in two parts.  The […]