Tag: JD

  • Banana Chocolate Chip Pecan Muffins for the Road (or maybe not)

    Banana Chocolate Chip Pecan Muffins for the Road (or maybe not)

    I had three overripe bananas on the counter. Since LC is heading back to college tomorrow and JD is heading back to Springfield, I thought I’d make some banana muffins. I asked LC if he wanted chocolate chips or pecans in them. He said both.

  • Launched into Springfield

    Launched into Springfield

    Many people have been hit hard during this pandemic. As I said in an earlier post, we feel we are in a yacht during this storm rather than a boat. But it was hard for our oldest to be back home with us after losing his job. Happily he got another job pretty quickly and we have moved him to Springfield MO. He is enjoying being back on his own.

  • We Are Not All in the Same Boat, But We Are in the Same Storm

    We Are Not All in the Same Boat, But We Are in the Same Storm

    We are not all in the same boat, but we are in the same storm. Some of us are in a yacht. Others are in a leaky rowboat, barely keeping afloat. Many are somewhere in between. The current issues of institutional racism and the pandemic affect each of us differently.

  • Troop Court of Honor – July 2007

    Troop Court of Honor – July 2007

    Today’s throwback is to some photos I found from a Troop Court of Honor in July 2007. I noticed a few fun things here: How small DS looks, JD’s big smile while receiving an award, LC quietly sitting in the corner, and ZM getting involved in the action.

  • Boy Scout Summer Camp at Camp Sakima – July 2007

    Boy Scout Summer Camp at Camp Sakima – July 2007

    We went to Camp Sakima at S bar F Scout Ranch. The highlight at S bar F is Nim’s Lake, a 270 acre lake completely enclosed by the Scout property, which includes two other Scout camps (Famous Eagle and Gamble) along with Swift Base (a high adventure camp for Venturers, Explorers, and older Scouts). So of course there was lots of canoeing, fishing, and swimming. Interestingly this was the last summer that Camp Sakima was open for traditional Scout Camp. After that, it was dedicated to National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT).

  • Is It a Limbo Snowman or a Disco Snowman?

    Is It a Limbo Snowman or a Disco Snowman?

    Since we’ve been having snow off and on this week, today’s throwback is to December 2010. The boys made this snowman in the front yard. It was great packing snow. But it was also warm enough that the snowman started to lean. We couldn’t decide if he was trying to do limbo or imitating John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever.