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The September Sprint

It feels like we can start breathing again—now that we’re nearly half-way through October. These days are flying by! So many things begin in September that it’s perhaps more of a “new year” experience than January.   School has been the easiest transition. We’re so proud of Cooper taking on the challenge of kindergarten, navigating… Read More The September Sprint

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In the Game

Silas’s baseball season is going strong. He’s on the team with last year’s coach and a lot of the same players too. Hanging out with friends during games and practices is a good bonding experience. The community we’re building with these friends is awesome. Silas is doing coach pitch this year, so he’s learning more… Read More In the Game

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Community Choir

At the beginning of this year, I enrolled the boys in the Hillsboro Community Youth Choir. Through the years, Silas has participated in gymnastics, soccer, t-ball, taekwondo, science club, and swimming at different times, but I felt he could use some musical instruction. His school offers music as one of the “specials” during the afternoon,… Read More Community Choir

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Back to School

Though I see those three words, “Back to School” all over the place, this is Silas’s first year going “back to school.” 1st grade already? This school year start has been a breeze!  Fred Meyer (aka Kroger) is now my official go-to store for Back to School supplies. After searching two other stores, Silas and… Read More Back to School