Category Archives: Family

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

Josh and I helped out at the church car wash to support this year’s youth mission trip

As part of the St. Barnabas Episcopal Church youth group, for the first time, Joshua is going on this year’s youth mission trip in mid-July. They will be traveling to Harrisburg, PA, with other youth to clean, build, etc. To … Continue reading

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Family over for Friday night dinner at our house

My sister and her family came over for dinner Friday night. We were in a mad rush before they showed up trying to get ready – installing new tiki torches, getting the grill ready, prepping dinner, etc. Even had to … Continue reading

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Watch out, his wit and hands are dangerous weapons – our son Joshua earned his 1st degree black belt in Taekwondo

We have some big news. Our 13 year old son Joshua earned his 1st degree black belt in Taekwondo on Sunday! The kids have been attending CMB Karate for a few years now, and they have have been progressing through … Continue reading

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We had a busy Saturday – black belt testing (day 1), a birthday party, the gym, and a high school graduation party

Ooof, Saturday was busy.  In the morning, the kids had karate classes.  I also had to catch up on paying bills. Took the kids to get a quick slice of pizza before Josh began part 1 of testing for his … Continue reading

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Annual beach day after the end of the school year

We took Friday off for the annual beach day at Point Pleasant. As I’ve been told, this is the 6th trip now in a row. Hang out at Point Pleasant on the first Friday after the school year ends. Last … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Weekend 2018

The Ipes spent a pretty enjoyable Memorial Day weekend relaxing and doing all sorts of things. The kids weren’t marching in the town parade this year, so we even got to sleep in on Monday! On Friday night, we had … Continue reading

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Mazel Tov, Kaiya! It’s a Bat Mitzvah!

Joshua’s long time friend (since they were two years old) Kaiya celebrated her bat mitzvah over Memorial Day weekend. It’s our first second bat mitzvah ever! I think we’re on a roll here. We attended the religious service at 10 … Continue reading

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Lily and I went on a field trip to the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton NJ

Lily’s 5th grade class went on a field trip to the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton NJ. Now, I’ve never been there before, but I know Nums and Josh have gone on a field trip prior. I’ve seen the statures … Continue reading

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Ryan & Ethan’s 1st Communion

Last Saturday, we attended a 1st communion for two boys Ryan and Ethan. It wasn’t a random event — we’re friends with their parents. 😉 We had a number of commitments that day, so we ended up arriving at the … Continue reading

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One Dad, three Moms, four Sons and at least one Daughter went out last Friday Night

Last Friday, we spent the evening in separate family quality time events. Nums and Josh got together some friends at Ruth’s Chris for a Mommy-Son dinner. They ate steak Not to be complete outdone, Lily and I made plans to … Continue reading

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