Category Archives: Family

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

July 4th Fireworks…. Take 2!

I mentioned that we missed out on seeing the July 4th fireworks (on the actual July 4th) in Jersey City. It turns out our township’s planned fireworks display got postponed due to the weather forecast not looking promising. It was … Continue reading

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Josh & I went biking around

Josh and I had some free time on a Sunday afternoon so we went biking around Hamilton. Afterwards, we grabbed dinner at Five Guys.

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Celebrating the end of the school year with dinner out at Brick House Tavern & Tap

June 21st came along and the kids officially finished another school year. I can’t believe how fast this year went by. And now they’re heading off to middle school and high school in two months. It’s very easy to have … Continue reading

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June 14 Bagels with Your Father event at Lily’s school

Ok, so this is ancient-so-last-month news at this point, but I completely forgot to mention it. Right before Father’s Day last month, the parent-teacher organization at Lily’s elementary school hosted a breakfast for the fathers. I’ve missed much the past … Continue reading

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Joshua and the 8th Grade Semi-Formal

Next week, Josh is graduating from middle school, and moving on to high school in the Fall. With less than one week to go, the school hosted a semi-formal dance for the entire 8th grade at the school itself last … Continue reading

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June 1 Trenton Thunder Game and CMB Demo Team Performance

The kids caught a ride at 5 PM with some friends to Arm & Hammer Park, and we cleaned up after the picnic at our house. We got on the road by 5:45 PM and made it to Trenton in … Continue reading

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Church Picnic at the Ipes

For the past few years, members of our church have been going least annually to go watch a Trenton Thunder game as a small fundraiser for the church. We’ve been meaning to have a number of the church members over … Continue reading

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It’s the end of karate (for the kids) as we know it, and I feel (sorta) fine

Nothing lasts forever. The Beatles. Vacation. Milk. For us, add to that the kids’ love for karate. I think it’s been about five years now, and they moved up slowly from white belt all the way to black belt. Pretty … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Weekend 2019

I think we had a fairly low-key Memorial Day weekend. What, no out-of-state travel? No running around? Yeah, I guess so. We got a bunch of clean-up down at the house (in anticipation for a party at our house the … Continue reading

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The kids on Spring Break

The kids spent a week on their own for Spring Break in April, and I think they enjoyed having a relaxed schedule for a few days. We (the parents) had work, so unfortunately we couldn’t take off or take them … Continue reading

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