Category Archives: Family

Family-related anecdotes, visits, events, or topics.

My reflections on 2017 and what lies ahead for us in 2018

If you thought the U.S. Presidential election made 2016 exhausting, 2017 was like a dumpster fire politically. Ah well. There is so much that I want to comment on, especially the level of vitriol, repressed racist beliefs, etc bubbling under … Continue reading

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Christmas around here with the Ipes

If you ask me, I think we kept Christmas not too complicated this year. We had some neighborhood friends over for¬†Chrismukkah¬†last week. We had the Davids and Chackos over Christmas Eve at our house, and went over to my sister’s … Continue reading

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Rise Against Hunger Lock-In

On Friday Dec 15th, Josh and I participated in the Rise Against Hunger Lock-In at the Episcopal cathedral down in Trenton. It was a long week at work, and I had just pulled a an all nighter Thursday night. It … Continue reading

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Making our own Christmas card

In preparation for sending out our annual Christmas card, we usually go to JC Penney or other outside studio to take our photo. I swear to you, no matter what, we’re still reliant on bringing the photos back, and me … Continue reading

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An impromptu Wednesday night on Broadway to see Dear Evan Hansen

Although the Ipes maintain a well-curated family calendar, we do appreciate a little spontaneity now and then. Late Wednesday afternoon, Namita found two orchestra seats for the 8 pm performance of Dear Evan Hansen over at the Music Box Theateron … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving from the Ipes

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Boy Scout Troop 59 – Quail Hill Camping Trip

Joshua went camping with his fellow Boy Scouts last weekend in the bitter cold. The Ipes are generally fair weather people, and we’re not about cold weather activities. However, Josh needs 20 nights of camping as a Boy Scout in … Continue reading

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Halloween 2017

Happy Halloween from the Ipes!

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Boy Scout Troop 59 Hike – Delaware Water Gap

On Sunday October 8th, Josh and members of his Boy Scout troop went on a day hike at the Delaware Water Gap out in Pennsylvania. I didn’t go, but a few parents did. Josh came back in one piece, albeit … Continue reading

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Kids first day at school

And September heralds the beginning of another school year. Joshua begins 7th grade, and Lily is off to 4th grade. It’s true that these kids can drive us a little crazy sometimes, but they’re awesome kids. Smart, funny, and occasionally … Continue reading

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