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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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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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Josh and the middle school 7th and 8th grade bands playing at Arm & Hammer Park

Recently, the 7th and 8th grade bands at Josh’s middle school were invited to play the Star Spangled Banner before a Trenton Thunder game. The only hitch was that this was for a Tuesday night game? A school night? I … Continue reading

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The kids and their CMB Karate Demo Team performed at the Wells Fargo Center in April 2018

The Sunday after we got back from Florida, the kids and their CMB Karate Demo Team were performing at the Wells Fargo Center before a 76ers basketball game. We skipped church in the morning, then drove them down to Philadelphia. … Continue reading

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Joshua’s 13th birthday

This year, with his birthday falling on a school day, and our upcoming vacation plans, Josh opted for a low-key birthday. We picked up a few of his friends for dinner at a local pizzeria in town, and tickets to … Continue reading

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2018 CMB Karate Demo Team performance at Rutgers

CMB Karate’s Demo Team performed during halftime for a recent Rutgers basketball game in New Brunswick. The demo team has been practicing their new 2018 routine for a few months now, and it looks great. I took photos while another … Continue reading

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Joshua and Lily both took 2nd place in a recent karate tournament

I hadn’t mentioned this previous, but the Ipe kids have been practicing for a karate tournament this month. Not that they had a lot of time  with all of their other activities, but the tournament was quickly approaching on Sunday … Continue reading

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Scout Sunday 2018 at St. David’s Episcopal Church

We recently attended church at St. David’s Episcopal Church in nearby Cranbury, as they like to honor local scouts as part of “Scout Sunday.” Our church doesn’t have any scouts, besides Josh and Lily, so we’ve started visiting St. David’s for … Continue reading

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Sometimes you’ve had a really long day

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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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