Category: Story

beanie baby love.

I have no clue how we came up with this idea, but somewhere along the line in our childhood world of wonder, Janine and I decided that some of our collectible Beanie Babies that grandma had bought us had fallen in love, and of course, needed to get married. All we needed to do was ...

killing the field.

In the early homeschool days, science was one of my favorite topics. It was so easy to feel productive - pull out the microscope and look at things in high magnified detail. Boom. Science. Baking = Chemistry. Let’s figure out how things interact! The mac daddy of them all at that time: Baking soda and ...

the land of chocolate milk.

I had my priorities pretty straight as a kid. Sleep often, eat well, and scream frequently - just for good measure. But my mother was also very thoughtful when it came to what we ate and drank. Admittedly so, I got a little out of hand when too much sugar was in my system. For ...

leaving an impression.

Back in the homeschool days, mom, Janine, and I would start the morning off by going for a trek through the neighborhoods. Mom and Janine would walk/jog and I’d ride my bike. It is no secret that I have a competitive streak and I have always loved winning via speed. Pause for a moment. We ...

olympics.

Like basically every other kid I knew at the time (which wasn’t very many…), watching the Olympics was a huge thing to look forward to every other year. I vividly remember (with the help of old VHS family tapes) reenacting figure skating, ski jumps, gymnastics (though I can’t do a cartwheel…), and who knows what ...