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TRBL meets his match.com

Our eighteen year old daughter, Elisabeth, is still studying over in India. For the past three weeks, she and a group of exchange students have been travelling in northern India, visiting crowded Dehli, the impressive Taj Mahal and amazing sites … Continue reading

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Online dodgeball

Laura got up with Timothy a few times last night.  He’s got a red, runny nose and is enduring a summer cold, allergies or possibly teething (we’re casting a wide net on this diagnosis).  When he started making noise at … 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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Take me out to the dog park

We have many friends who always made it a habit to put their young kids to bed early at night, like at 7 or 8pm.  We’ve never put our kids to bed that early.  It wasn’t due to some philosophical … Continue reading

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Battle of Gettysburg

Some people believe that the toughest part of travelling with a one year old is in the car, during the drive.  But this is incorrect.  The baby is a cagey animal and saves its energy for the proper moment.  Attacking during … Continue reading

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The Big Numero Uno

Written Aug 26, 2012 (Editor’s note:  Please excuse my legs and orange jogging shorts in the photo.  We wanted to do a formal one year old photo sitting for Timothy, but this will have to do for now.) Timothy has … Continue reading

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Happiness is a very dirty diaper

Written Jul 28, 2012 Timothy will be eleven months old tomorrow. Last night, Laura was with friends from college who are visiting, and with Elisabeth working as a camp counselor and Catherine out for the night, it was just the … Continue reading

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