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Back to school? Consider redirecting your Arizona state tax dollars.

At Bethany Christian, kids are supported based on their abilities. If a child needs extra support and tutoring, the academic support is there. They even have a program that is directed specially towards dyslexia. If a child is excelling in reading or math they are allowed to move to the next level. Not a lot… Continue reading Back to school? Consider redirecting your Arizona state tax dollars.

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Striking out, Family time, and mothers day

This weekend we took the kids to their first Arizona Diamondbacks game. I remember going to minor league games with my dad as a kids. Just spending time as a family, eating hot dogs and cheering for our team was fun. Some time we would catch balls and sometimes our team lost but it was… Continue reading Striking out, Family time, and mothers day

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Two broken wrist and a teddy bear

Yesterday of our really good friends graduates with a masters degree in engineering as I started to respond to his wife’s Facebook post I realized its been months since we have seen them. Sure we keep in touch via Facebook but its really not the same. Looking back the only excuse we have for not… Continue reading Two broken wrist and a teddy bear

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My thoughts – #RedForED Vs #PurpleForParents

Last week was a blur of events.   #RedForED As many of you might know, the RedForEd movement in Arizona was in full force. Teacher went on strike and abandoned their classrooms until the governor signed a bill that would give teachers a 20% raise by 2020 an increases classroom finding and building infrastructure. Needless… Continue reading My thoughts – #RedForED Vs #PurpleForParents

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Arizona kids loose. Why I do not support a walkout.

It’s a sad day for Arizona and its kids. I understand that teachers want better pay and better classroom funding. I understand that 30+ kids in a classroom has negative effects on teachers and students. I understand the frustrations with giving your all and feeling like you do not get anything back. There are a… Continue reading Arizona kids loose. Why I do not support a walkout.

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Holy week stomach bugs and Easter egg hunts

Ok. I’ve been a bad blogger and haven’t posted anything in a few weeks...so lets just recap the last week. So the week started off shitty…and I mean literally. Not to go into any details but at one point between Friday and Wednesday we all got a 24hr stomach bug. Friday Bam had a very… Continue reading Holy week stomach bugs and Easter egg hunts

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Renaissance festival..the good…the weird…and the bad

In keeping with our New Year’s goal of doing one big family adventure a month, we went to the Arizona Renaissance festival. We try to go every year in February when the festival first opens. For the first few weekends of the festival people forget its that time of year and so the line are… Continue reading Renaissance festival..the good…the weird…and the bad

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Scorpion Stings, Dry Heat, and Wildlife

Tyler got stung by a scorpion at work.   Ok. Lets back up a little. For those of you who do not live in the Southwestern United States (or Arizona) let me just clarify things.   Yes Arizona is hot in the summer. So hot that it feel like you are going to melt and… Continue reading Scorpion Stings, Dry Heat, and Wildlife

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Our family weekend in Payson AZ.

One of the many things I love about living in Arizona is the scenery. As we were driving the 80 miles up to Payson from Phoenix I couldn’t help but think how lucky we are to live in the beautiful state of Arizona. Besides the three summer months of hell… the weather is nice. Almost… Continue reading Our family weekend in Payson AZ.

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Do you know where your AZ State Tax dollars are going?

Dear Friends and Family, This is the time of year that I use my blog to humbly ask for your help and support. A year ago, Tyler and I prayed fervently about where to send Scarlett to 1st grade since our local school district was not giving her the academic support she needed to excel.… Continue reading Do you know where your AZ State Tax dollars are going?