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Another Slice of Pie

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We have a three year old girl in the house! She's 90% sugar and spice and everything nice, and 10% awful. She's a dancee, singer, and actress extraordinaire. She's starting dancing lessons in January, but she's already been watching Youtube videos of kids dancing, and she loves to follow along.

 I call this one Friday night selfie. Both kids like to take pictures with the iPhone. We enjoy making art with the Prizma app.
 I captured Brendan making Lucie laugh. Audrey loves to be close to Lucie. Brendan loves everyone in the family because he's a doodle. Olive, she prefers me, but Lucie gives good pets. The kids: not so much. Olive is still making a rush for the door whenever she can. I have to enlist neighbors to help me get her back in the house. The other day,  we were going somewhere, so we got in the van and drove about twenty miles an hour up the hill into the cul-de-sac. Olive ran behind us. She's like a grey hound. We couldn't catch her, so I started …

The Crazy Train

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The Crazy Train
Take a breath: We returned from Italy and mourned the loss of our new friends (Elena’s family). July flew by while I taught one WGS course online and kept busy with the kids, house, yard, etc. Mason turned nine. I have been in Menomonie for ten years. I moved here in July 2007, and Mason was born in July 2008. I’ve lived in the same house for ten years. That’s a record for me. I was promoted to Professor, and soon I will get my ten-year pin. Staying in the same job for ten years is also a record for me.
We didn’t make it to Utah this summer. We missed seeing our friends and relatives there. My parents seem to be doing well in assisted living. I talk on the phone with them weekly. My dad is 84 and my mom is turning 75 next week. Part of the reason for not going to Utah was the fact that we needed 30 days for Mason to do a trial of a speech communication device called Wego. He was initially resistant to the device because he wanted to use it like an iPad, but after workin…