I’m learning to love time lapse videos so I thought I’d start off by making a series of my own. Here’s an ordinary 61 minutes in my kitchen. A mom makes dinner, cleans up, takes the dog for a walk, a dad sneaks a snack, the kids come and do homework. There is something extraordinary…… Continue reading 61 Minutes: The Kitchen
I’m still amazed at how much fun we can have in a weekend. It’s been since high school that I’ve had weekends off so consistently. Love it! Friday night, we stayed home and rested. With temperatures in the 100s most of last week, the kids had been stuck in the house a lot. I’d even…… Continue reading Weekend Review
It’s been a big summer for Megan. At eight years old she has visited 19 of the 50 states. (By her age I think I had been to 3 states.) She got to go to Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., New York City, and Philadelphia this summer. Since she is my road trip girl she took…… Continue reading Megan’s New Skills
Eight years. Two thousand nine hundred and twenty-two days. Seventy thousand one hundred and twenty eight minutes. Four million two hundred and seven thousand six hundred and eighty seconds. Our daughter turns eight today. Unlike last year, there were no tears as she welcomed eight into her life. She has been counting down the days…… Continue reading Megan Turns 8
My five year old son is a pretty funny little guy. Somehow I don’t think he gets that birthday presents are about the recipient more than the giver. This morning, we were asking Paul for some gift ideas for his big sister. Here were a few ideas: #1 A goat. #2 A donut with a…… Continue reading 4 Gift Ideas for Big Sister
Megan and daddy making the eye contact that could last a lifetime Paul in a quiet moment right after birth. It’s hard to believe that Kristen and I have been parents for nearly 8 years. It’s weird how a picture captures a moment. I can think back to exactly what I was thinking at this…… Continue reading Eight years of parenting
Today was the last day of our lease at the old place. We really only had two items left that had to be retrieved. We had the base of our yard swing. Kristen loves this thing so I knew we had to get it taken care of right away. And we had our old car.…… Continue reading The move is done!
Pretty much every Sunday is the same for our family. It’s our new normal and we love it. For the first time in my adult life I have weekends off… and I’m still enjoying the novelty of it. Here’s what a typical Sunday looks like. 7:00- Everyone up. We don’t set alarms, but we all…… Continue reading Sunday Normalness
For our kids, today is the first day back to school from winter break. Since they are on a year-round schedule their last day was December 19th. Kristen and I are especially thankful for our flexible work situations. I have the opportunity to work from home at least a day per week and so does…… Continue reading Back to School Day!
Today I finally acted on something I’ve been meaning to do for more than a year. I registered both of our kids names as domains. MeganMcLane.com PaulMcLane.com Now, I don’t know if this is for everyone. But for me it makes sense on a lot of fronts. #1 I can buy today for $10 what…… Continue reading Websites for the kids