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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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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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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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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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The Girl Scouts learn some self-defense forms with Master Brooks of CMB Karate

Lily and her Girl Scout troop visited CMB Karate recently for one of their regularly scheduled troop meetings. Master Christopher Brooks spent time to teach 6 out of 7 of them self-defense moves. I say 6 out of 7, because … Continue reading

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We bought Lily a new bike for her birthday

Lily has been riding a 20″ bicycle for a few years now. Late last year, I noticed that she was either looking really big, or the bicycle was looking awfully small. At the time, we agreed that she needs a … 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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Daddy – Daughter… Steak Nite

The Girl Scout troops in our town host an annual “Daddy – Daughter Dance” which requires everyone to dress up, take photos, go dancing, and spend quality time together. My first (and last) dance was not so Normal Rockwell – … 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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