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Happy 85th Birthday!

Norma Stout, better known as Mom, The G.M. (grandma), or G.G. (great grandma), recently celebrated her 85th birthday.  That’s right, 85!  The G.M. has 2 daughters, 2, granddaughters, and 2 great granddaughters.  Hmm, notice a trend?  According to my calculations 2019 – 85 = 1934.  The cost of gallon of gas in 1934 was only …

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Soccer Season 1

At last, the 2019 i9 Sports spring soccer season has begun!  The kick off to the season was originally scheduled for March 30th, but mother nature had different plans.  A few inches of snow and temps in the thirties is no way to start a new sport.  Luckily, the weather cooperated and it was by far the …

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Snow Days – 2018

Well, we discovered that the slide is fun during all seasons throughout the year.  Spring and Summer – yeah its great.   Fall – sliding into a leaf pile is pretty cool.  Winter – snow slide!  It was so much fun to watch them both slide down into the snow.  Harper’s giggles were priceless.  I made …

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First Capitals Game

Some families have football, some baseball, Degners have hockey.  I have been a Washington Capitals fan for as long as I can remember.  My Dad started cheering for the Caps way back in 1974 when they first joined the NHL as an expansion team.  My oldest brother, Damon, played hockey when he was a kid …

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The Pumpkin Festival

A fun fall tradition at the Chatfield Farms Denver Botanic Gardens in Littleton, CO.  Even though it felt more like summer than fall, the weather could not have been better.  The temperature was in the 70’s and not a cloud in the sky.  Oh by the way, a week later we had our first snowfall. …

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Harper turns one!

Harper Jean had the party of a lifetime thanks to her amazing Mom, Rebecca.  All of Harper’s closest friends joined her in celebrating the big day.  They were all kept busy with pumpkin painting, pumpkin ring toss, poke the pumpkin, and pumpkin cornhole.  I think we were going for a pumpkin theme. Rebecca always makes …

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