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The 2016 Concert Series, Elementary Style

The 2016 Concert Series, Elementary Style

By on June 21, 2016 in Text Post, Video Post with 0 Comments

Another Lowell Elementary concert season has come and gone.

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Sydney Turns 6, but Andrew Steals The Show

Sydney Turns 6, but Andrew Steals The Show

By on May 17, 2016 in Text Post, Video Post with 0 Comments

I’m finding that doing these videos on a regular basis is getting more and more difficult. And that’s too bad because the process of making these videos is so satisfying. I feel like I’m smiling the entire time while making them. But time is always in short supply, and keeping priorities balanced is always a […]

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Saturday Night Special – A Unscheduled ER Visit

Saturday Night Special – A Unscheduled ER Visit

One minute we’re all on the couch eating popcorn and watching a movie, the next moment we’re in the car driving to the ER. Max hurt himself in a way that I won’t get into because even I wish I could forget it, but it turned out fine in the end and it was a […]

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Jumping Sky High

Jumping Sky High

By on April 2, 2016 in HDR, iPhone, Photo Post, Travel, Video Post with 0 Comments

  Earlier this week while I was running an errand with the kids we noticed a new trampoline place. What surprised me was that it’s located in a business park, not a location that would ever really see drive by traffic. We checked it out that afternoon but today they went to actually JUMP and […]

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Specs Howard Commencement Speech

Specs Howard Commencement Speech

By on November 19, 2015 in Text Post, Video Post with 0 Comments

Earlier this month I had the opportunity to speak to a new round of graduates from the school that helped me get started in my career as a video editor.

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Fall Toy Video

Fall Toy Video

By on November 15, 2015 in Text Post, Video Post with 0 Comments

The kids recently spent some of their hard earned allowance on a few small toys from Walgreens. And because they’ve seen so many “unboxing” videos on youtube, they wanted to make one of their own. While their ramblings when on for a total of just over 30 minutes, this 8 minute video captures the best […]

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Spring Concert 2015 – Sydney

Spring Concert 2015 – Sydney

By on May 31, 2015 in iPhone, Text Post, Video Post with 0 Comments

From Tornado to Dorothy. Every spring the preschool does a performance of The Wizard of Oz and this year Sydney was Dorothy (well, one of two Dorothy’s). She was so excited and it’s so great to see her just get up there and belt it out without being nervous at all. We are so proud […]

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The Global Classroom, With Skype

The Global Classroom, With Skype

By on May 31, 2015 in Video Post with 0 Comments

As seen on The Today Show today. What an exciting idea for kids to have this option.

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Andrew’s First YouTube Video

Andrew’s First YouTube Video

By on May 25, 2015 in Video Post with 0 Comments

Andrew wanted to make a YouTube video today. So that’s what we did. And here it is. Don’t get too excited unless you’re REALLY into Pokemon cards.

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Easter Sunday Egg Hunt Surprise [video]

Easter Sunday Egg Hunt Surprise [video]

By on April 12, 2015 in Text Post, Video Post with 0 Comments

This year instead of going to the big local Egg Hunt on Saturday we (and when I say “we” I mean Brenda) created a egg hunt in our side yard. The kids didn’t know about it until right before it happened and it was a nice surprise for them. I’m always amazed at seeing the […]

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