Tag Archive: gabriel

Sep 28 2014

A Celebration of Mark 16:16

In the book of Mark, Chapter 16 and verse 16 tells us: He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. Pew Research Center tells us: This is why I’m so excited by the outpouring of love and support when my two youngest children announced that …

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Sep 02 2014

The First Day Of School Blues

Today was hard.  I didn’t think it would be, but it was. There were too many “firsts.” Beth began the training for her new job today, about 90 miles from home. She needed to be in Ellsworth from 8 am until 5 pm. That meant, for the first time ever, no Mom for the first …

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Sep 01 2014

A Tough Nut To Crack; A Gabriel Adventure

The Tooth Fairy has always brought my kids $1 per lost tooth.  I vaguely remember getting 50 cents as a lad, so I guess inflation occurs everywhere.  Anyway, Gabe got it into his head that he deserved (or at least wanted) $20 from the Tooth Fairy.  It was maybe 6 weeks ago that he lost …

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Apr 01 2014

Gabriel, Budding Author

Gabe is learning to write stories in class. He’s always written very short, detail-less tales, and they’re trying to get him to plump up his writing. I would say that his “voice” is improving, and his details are growing as well. Here are three recent (verbatim) examples: Weekend News: I had a game night. Connor …

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Mar 29 2014

Do You Have What It Takes? A Challenge…

Yesterday, I wrote a post about two of my favorite guys, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jack Lalanne. Having done that, I was excited to run home and show the kids the video of Jack doing fingertip pushups with arms outstretched.  I was so impressed!  I still am, actually. Anyway, we’re watching the clip, and Jack clearly …

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Oct 02 2013


We had this 20 year old tube TV go on the fritz.  It needed to be thrown away, but that’s boring.  I figured it would be way more fun to smash it.  Problem is, the timing was never right, and it sat in the corner of my mudroom until today.  I swung by our local …

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Aug 25 2013

Interview with Gabriel

Gabriel Joseph Whitehouse He’s a pretty cool kid.  He is sharp as a tack, and he’s got pretty incredible control over his body, even though he’s quick to tell you he’s clumsy.  He’s that kid who’s usually super comfortable in his own skin.  He is almost immediately really good at everything he tries.  Eighth-grade me …

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Aug 21 2013

Hey Dad, do you know what a French kiss is?

This story is going to be a little hard to put into words. It would be so much easier if you could have been there to experience it like I did …

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