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We accomplished a lot tonight!

Ellis on Apr 26th 2012

The niece and nephew arrived at 6:00 this afternoon. The nephew had a 4-stanza micro-managed poem he was to complete by tomorrow with all sorts of different rhyming patterns in each stanza, a hyperbole in this one, a metaphor in that one, two things in this one, etc. It was a nightmare considering [...]

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Nephew had a b-day!

Ellis on Mar 27th 2012

He’s now 12. And his voice is changing. I’m going to call him Peter Brady.

Before his party, we went to the new animal shelter to drop off some dog and cat food and look around at the new facilities. Luckily we got out of there without adopting anyone!
We saw Abbey’s memorial brick:


And here is super-cute [...]

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New year already?

Ellis on Jan 9th 2012

The holidays are always so busy – we did a lot this last month and January has not slowed down yet! We undertook making a new 2012 calendar for Grandma which entailed some photo shoots all over town of the kids holding up signs listing the important events and birthdays for the month, which also [...]

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We have a new addition…

Ellis on May 29th 2011

I went to Statesville, NC Friday to meet a dog.  Her name was Abby Pearl or Tiffie or apparently any number of names. They said she was housebroken, 3-4 yrs old and has “never met a stranger.” I met her, she fell in love with the nephew and we brought her home. We brought her [...]

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A little caching and encounters with really weird people (and other stuff) in Timrod Park…

Ellis on Apr 15th 2011

We went to go try out the new GPS which I think is awesome.  It even takes pictures!  Plus you can download all of the info from a cache – like notes and descriptions.  The nephew thinks that because we couldn’t find one (that others said the coordinates are off on this one), it’s the [...]

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Nephew’s birthday did finally end…

Ellis on Mar 25th 2011

He did spend some birthday money.  I should add that this flying thing (remote control thing – not the thing pictured below)  is already sitting in the dining room with the receipt attached because he wants to take it back since it doesn’t work.  It did work, until he flew it the first time and [...]

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Trip to Bishopville! There’s so much to do there!

Ellis on Feb 18th 2011

There really are a lot of things to see over there. Mom and I got the kids from school and headed over there.

We first stopped at a gas station with the nicest bathrooms we have ever seen at a gas station and picked up the cache right next to it:

Then we headed into town [...]

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Man, somebody has GOT to police the Wal-Mart for crazies. Just sayin’. And happy birthday to my sister-in-law!

Ellis on Feb 7th 2011

Let’s see. The niece and I made a cake for her step-mom’s birthday – devil’s food… Then we ran out of time for the niece to ice and decorate since the nephew had to make some ginger cookies to use his Star Wars cookie cutters. That was a lot to pack in to a day full [...]

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Have I mentioned my brother is building his first tree house?

Ellis on Jan 29th 2011

Well, if you don’t count our nailing a 1 by 12 board in the magnolia tree when we were kids and throwing a rope over a branch with a bucket tied to the end of it so as to send supplies up to our board which we called a tree house, the first tree house [...]

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Some caching, a photo shoot and camping at the Wal-Mart

Ellis on Jan 23rd 2011

Friday, the nephew, niece and I went Geocaching and since I got the nephew this photo of clone troopers done by this guy who is matting them and selling them under the logo “The Secret Life of Toys”, I also printed and framed a couple of the nephew’s pictures he has taken of his clone [...]

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