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The Fellas at 6 Months

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The Fellas at 6 Months

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June 14, 2014 at 12:23 pm

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The Fellas

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I haven’t blogged much recently, alright in many many months. ¬†Joyful reasons though ūüôā ¬†Who knows, perhaps ¬†now that I’m on paternity leave I’ll start Daddy blogging.

The Fellas

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February 23, 2014 at 8:57 pm

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Twins … They’re Coming

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Thanks all for commenting.  Blogging has been sporadic at best as you know but I anticipate that this spring will bring more action.

Due to fantastic parental leave policies I’ll be the stay-at-home dad for the twins in the spring. ¬†Thus far parenting has mainly consisted of reading, attending “marvelous multiples” class, and purchasing …. so much purchasing … and they aren’t even here. ¬†Tonight the double stroller arrived. ¬†The minivan was a while ago, many weeks and many pounds ago. ¬†Prayers welcomed for a mid-November arrival!

 

Zoom zoom.

 

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August 21, 2013 at 7:50 pm

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We Bought a House

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TheNewHouseYesterday Charity and I bought a house (pictured right).

We woke up Friday morning, went over to see the place one last time, and then went to the realtor’s office to sign a lot of paper work. ¬†It was fun. ¬†It was our fourth time there and we’ve liked it more each time. ¬†Now we own the property, though the seller will rent back from us for a while so we can finish out our lease.

We’re excited to not have downstairs neighbors, to paint, to have a yard, and to live somewhere (hopefully) for many years.

Still I’m a little perplexed by the way we were treated during the experience. ¬†Everyone at the reality company greeted us with a grin, a huge smile, and a hearty handshake as if I had just had my first child, “It’s a house, and she looks just like you!”

I’ve signed lots of rental agreements over the years. ¬†This felt about the same, ¬†I’ve agreed to pay a bill to live in a piece of property. ¬†It’s a property I really like. ¬†We’ve made a huge investment that we hope will pay off over the years. ¬†But it doesn’t feel like a life event. ¬†I don’t feel like I’m an adult now or that I’ve achieved a life long dream. ¬†It’s a purchase. ¬†I think it’s a good decision but there are risks (declining housing market?) and responsibilities (lawn mowing again?!) and tradeoffs.

The experience reminded me a lot of shopping for a new car.  The ordinariness of both has surprised me.

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March 23, 2013 at 9:31 am

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Nemo Pictures

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Charity already posted an album on Facebook but I thought I’d post a few of my own here. ¬†It was great fun and very beautiful. ¬†We had power, heat, food, and sleds, which is about all anyone could ask for in such a storm. ¬†It was lovely. ¬†It’s less lovely now as the remnants are piled everywhere narrowing the streets but was still lovely. ¬†I haven’t seen that much snow at once in over 20 years. ¬†It really was fun.

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February 14, 2013 at 7:55 pm

DPP Day 9: Benefits of Apartment Living

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Current exterior temperature: 38 degrees.  One nice thing about living upstairs.

Monetary Savings

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December 9, 2012 at 9:56 pm

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First New England Snow

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It isn’t sticking at all but it’s fun to watch it come down. ¬†Just finished putting the last of the weather stripping around the windows. ¬†Last night was the first time we’ve had to turn the heat on. ¬†Keep hoping we’ll have a warm winter thanks to the girls downstairs. ¬†Have to say it’s pretty nice to have a heated floor even if I can also hear their vacuuming down stairs.

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November 7, 2012 at 3:05 pm

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