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Lily’s 5th Grade Graduation – Wednesday, June 19 2019

June 19th was a big day for Lily. She was graduating from 5th grade in elementary school, and moving up to 6th grade at the middle school. It was a different year for her this past year. In order to … Continue reading

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Lily’s girls rec softball team won the championship for her division!

Did I mention that Lily has been playing in a recreational girls softball game this Spring? No? Guess I’ve been super busy with stuff. Yeah, so Lily really wanted to play softball again, but recreational only. None of us had … 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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Lily now has orthodontic braces

Lily is the third and final Ipe getting orthodontic braces. Joshua completed his little journey in February, and I’m hopefully almost done with my Invisalign braces in another 6-12 months. Lily has not been happy with the alignment of her … Continue reading

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Lily’s NERF-themed 11th birthday party

[It’s been a busy few months, and I’m still catching up on recent events.] Lily turned 11 this year. We looked at a few options at celebrating her birthday — going away for an extended weekend, small family gathering, larger … Continue reading

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The CMB Karate Demo Team half-time performance – Princeton University

Last Saturday night, the kids and their karate demonstration team performed at Princeton University during half-time for the Princeton-Yale basketball game. First time for them doing this at Princeton, and first time the Ipes have been to a Princeton game. … Continue reading

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It was a good run – Lily at the 2019 NJSFWC State Spelling Bee

Ah, it was a terrific run, but it’s over. 🙁 This weekend, Lily competed at the 2019 NJSFWC state spelling bee. About 20 kids were there from all over the state to compete, and it was fierce. Right out of … Continue reading

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News flash! Lily wins her 2nd Spelling Bee with the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs 2019 District Spelling Bee

I gotta give the girl credit – she can be cool and calm under pressure. On Saturday Feb 23rd morning, we drove up to the headquarters for the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs 2019 district spelling bee.  There … Continue reading

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Lily and the Spelling Bee

I mentioned that Lily was attending her 2nd spelling bee ever while we were standing in line at Immigration and Customs in Newark Airport. Last year, she made it far but not to 1st, 2nd, or 3rd. As we were … Continue reading

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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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