Category Archives: Family

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

Happy Halloween from the Ipes!

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Our daughter Lily tested and achieved her 1st Dan black belt in Tae Kenpo last Sunday

Since reaching senior brown belt last year, both Joshua and Lily had been practicing for about a year on making it to black belt. Last June, with lots of practice in his regular forms, self-defense forms, and jo weapons forms, … Continue reading

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The Ipes have assembled Lego Volton and we are ready to defend the universe

It took us a little longer to get it done than I expected, but I’m happy to announce that we assembled Voltron! Seriously it took us two months on and off to finish building each of the five lions, with … Continue reading

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My cousin Tessin’s wedding

My 2nd cousin Tessin got married in mid-September. We had to run the usual errands that Saturday morning, including getting haircuts for the kids. We got it all done, but left later than planned. We got to the church in … Continue reading

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“Form feet and legs! Form arms and torso! And I’ll form the head!”

The kids started assembling the Voltron Lions this week. I thought I’d be working alongside them but I’ve unfortunately been extremely busy with work. They’re doing a pretty good job on their own. Red and Green lions are done, and … Continue reading

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Our next project – Lego Voltron

Our next fun project – a Lego Voltron. There are 2,321 pieces, people!

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Weeknight jigsaw puzzles

We had some time Thursday night so the kids and I had fun putting together a 300 piece jigsaw puzzle sitting around. We’re not Rick and Morty watchers, and I’m not personally a big jigsaw fanatic, but it’s nice to … Continue reading

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The Ipes had a busy weekend doing all sorts of things

The kids went away to stay with my in-laws for a few days as their cousin Sophia was visiting. They came back Friday afternoon. After that, the busy weekend began in earnest! Friday Night Dinner Party Dinner with neighbors down … Continue reading

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And the kids are home again after all of their summer camping adventures

We picked up the kids on Saturday July 28th. First we drove up to the Lebanon NJ area in the morning to Crossroads Bible Camp to attend a mini morning worship service at the camp, then bring Lily home. Josh … Continue reading

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After a brief 48 hours, the kids are off (separately) for a week away at camp

In the 48 hours since he returned from Harrisburg, Joshua and Lily had time to watch Ant-Man and the Wasp with me (my 2nd time), attend karate classes, get a haircut, spend family time together, and pack for their next … Continue reading

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