Category Archives: Weather

Locked in a Fashion Emergency

Timothy made the leap from crib to big boy bed this weekend.  It’s a little later than usual to have him start sleeping in a bed, but our math went something like this – wait until he was climbing out … Continue reading

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A Little Magic and a Lot of Good Hair

          For the fourth year in a row, Catherine gathered more than a dozen teenage girls to jump into the icy waters of Lake Calhoun for the Polar Plunge.  And if the 30 degree weather was … Continue reading

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The Pirate and the Plunge

(Nice of Timothy to include his sister Catherine in his selfie!) This is a big week for our family.  Our daughter Elisabeth turned 18 years old today (Happy birthday E!). We’d rather not have Elisa living in India for such a … Continue reading

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Spring comes twice

This Spring in Minnesota has been long delayed, with snow and cold weather extending far longer than expected.  But recently, the sun has come out, it’s getting warmer and we’re finally seeing signs of Spring.  This new relief is very … Continue reading

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TRBL’s first word

When I read books with Timothy, I ask him to point to things — “Where’s the elephant?” — and sometimes he’ll point to the elephant, and if he doesn’t, I take his hand and place it on the elephant and … Continue reading

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Mardi Gras

At church tonight, Timothy was acting up and so I took him to the back of the church for a change of scenery.  Back there was a guy probably a few years younger than me carrying a baby girl and … Continue reading

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Divers ed

          We had a lot of fun yesterday at the Polar Plunge.  This was the second year for Team TRBL (pictured above and below) jumping into Lake Calhoun, and we raised over $5,000 for Special Olympics.  I was the token … Continue reading

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Brrrrrrrrrrrr

Written Mar 4, 2012 Thanks to everyone who plunged, donated, came to watch, took pictures or shuttled kids to and fro.  The 26 members of Team TRBL raised over $7,500, and a total of 4,000 people plunged today, raising over … Continue reading

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La Plunge et le Giraffe

Written Mar 2, 2012 Our Polar Plunge time is at 12:40pm on Saturday.  It’s located on the south end of Lake Calhoun.  The only downside is that parking is like rush hour in Chicago, so be prepared to walk many … Continue reading

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