Christmas lights – it only took 23 years

I've been talking about hanging Christmas lights on our house for 23 years. I love the way they look during the holidays. But I always heard "it's too much work" or "it's too expensive to pay someone." So I've been living with lights on bushes or around windows. Which is *fine*. Then, last night, I … Continue reading Christmas lights – it only took 23 years

Social distancing Saturday – Jones Park, Emporia, KS

No one likes to wear masks, but that's what we do when we want to see our family! Zach had a mask... I'm not sure where it was when this picture was taken.This edition of #COVIDchaos, we headed to Jones Park in Emporia, KS, the halfway point between Wichita and Kansas City. Scott, Steve, Zach … Continue reading Social distancing Saturday – Jones Park, Emporia, KS

#Back2Back: Before the state final games

We did it again! The boys' high school soccer team made it to the State Finals, for the second year in a row. The final four teams were two Wichita  teams (us and Goddard Eisenhower) and two Kansas City area teams (Shawnee Heights and Blue Valley Southwest). Blue Valley Southwest was the team we lost … Continue reading #Back2Back: Before the state final games

Hiring Help is Not a “Tip” For Getting it all Done

In the past two weeks I’ve read two articles with headlines something like “Tips For Getting It All Done and Being in Bed by 9” and “Productivity Hacks for Moms.” These articles promote spending quality time with their children, while carving out time to exercise, fix healthy meals and get eight hours of sleep. Great! … Continue reading Hiring Help is Not a “Tip” For Getting it all Done