{KWW} They liked the sliding stairs.

Kids at the Packers Hall of Fame

I have a funny little autism story to share with you today. It’s one of those things I can’t help but chuckle about. My kids’ interests are a little different from other kids. If you know my kids, this won’t surprise you at all! It’s not bad or better or a reason to make fun. It’s just different and that’s totally okay!

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{KWW} Just a Guy and a Girl in a ResHall

Just a Guy and a Girl in a ResHall

It wasn’t love at first sight, but our personalities clicked immediately. We were just a guy and a girl in a ResHall, hanging out at the front desk, working on programs together and having epic late-night snowball fights with some of our friends. This picture provides the perfect window into our lives nine years ago. You would rarely find one of us without the other. Less than a week after this picture was taken, we officially started dating. I love this photo. I see that new relationship excitement in both of our eyes and it brings back those feelings. You know the ones – flutters in your stomach, heart skipping a beat.

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Moving, Repairs, and Moving with Two Autistic Children

Moving With Two Autistic Children

A Quiet, Cuddly Moment

I’ve been a little more absent here than I had planned. Moving has consumed all of our time and energy the past week! We spent all of last week cleaning and painting. There was so much cleaning to be done and things kept going wrong. The washing machine was so overtaken by mold that it was easier to replace than to clean and repair it. The chain on the garage door opener snapped, so Hubster and my dad replaced it. We opted to change out the gas range for an electric range for our kids’ safety. A contractor doing something else in the house found wet wood in the basement, signaling an issue that must be addressed. I’m still working on getting a contractor over to look at it. I am praying it’s not mold. We had our big move-in day on Saturday. On Sunday at 1am, the refrigerator broke. We discovered our home warranty doesn’t cover appliances.

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More Time Together

Piggy Back Ride with Daddy

The kids and I became accustomed to not seeing much of Hubster. Residence Life is an awesome, exciting, rewarding field, but it does require significant dedication and time. It’s been amazing how much our family life has already changed in the two weeks he has been in his new role in student affairs. We are enjoying more time together. We could get used to this!

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