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Ben runs up the rocks!

Ben runs up the rocks!

Dave and the family head out for the top of Tioga Pass in Yosemite, while the Duggar family heads out to an interview with Megyn Kelly on FOX news. One trip was a blast, the other promises to be an exercise in futility.

The State Senate President doesn’t want to talk about his hiring of two State Retirees to drive Drunk Senators home in the middle of the night. But he does want to get on his soapbox and whine about One Person One Vote, which is basically his own power structure.

The GOP has an opportunity here to really unite the base and show what they believe. Will they take it? Not a chance. But in the process, Dave discovers why he disagrees with Ron Paul (and by extension, Rand Paul).

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The Days Go By So Fast

When I left for work at 10:42am yesterday morning, Ben couldn’t ride his big wheel or his beginner bike.

IMG_6311When I got home last night he not only could ride them, he wanted me to raise the seat and tighten the training wheels. I had to follow him around the neighborhood on a windy and cold evening as he rode as fast as he could pedal and then stopped to point out all of his standard interesting sights, including every satellite dish and TV antenna.

He’s growing up so fast. He’s thrilled and won’t stop talking about starting pre-school in a few months, and he insists on brushing his teeth by himself, including getting the toothpaste on he brush, which he does quite well, surprisingly. I feel like he is blowing through the days and even as blessed as I am to be home as much as I am, on a morning when I left he couldn’t ride his bike, by the time I got home he could, and I missed the moment. Read the rest of this entry

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