Jona’s Wish
drfranknl : August 24, 2013 2:23 pm : Blog, Elaine, Frank, Jonathan

A dialogue on wishes, carried between parents and the 9-year-old Jonathan, during rides to and from sports practice: »

Top 10 Family Events for 2012
drfranknl : December 31, 2012 4:16 pm : Blog, Elaine, Frank, Jonathan, Tiffany

Here are our Top 10 Lists for 2012. »

Top10 Lists for Puerto Rico
drfranknl : December 30, 2012 12:25 am : 2012 Trip, Elaine, Frank, Jonathan, Tiffany

As our first Puerto Rico trip is winding down, we moved from Embassy Dorado to San Juan today. We also took some time out to put together these Top10 lists of our favorite moments/events in the past week. »

As Juniors Zig, Parents Zag
drfranknl : December 14, 2012 3:58 am : Blog, College-bound, Elaine, Frank, Tiffany

How will parents feel as their children face one of the most critical moments in life? One such moment is the fate of being accepted into world’s most selective college such as Harvard. »

“Someone’s in our car!” – a Halloween Story
drfranknl : October 31, 2012 1:30 pm : Elaine, Frank, Jonathan

It was the week before Halloween. Like many others, our subdivision was laced with plastic spiderwebs and paper skeletons. Kids were getting excited about the day calendared for ghost and zombies. »

“They Have Come This Far”
drfranknl : October 23, 2012 7:05 pm : Baseball, Elaine, Frank, Jonathan, Tiffany
It was raining this morning in St. Louis, as if the downpour last night inside AT&T Park in San Francisco was carried onto the city of Gateway Arch and Cardinal, the team that was knocked out of NLCS Game 7 by Giants in an epic roller coastal ride. When Matt Holliday came to bat in »

Fall Color – Eckert Farm
drfranknl : October 22, 2012 4:46 am : 2012 Trip, Elaine, Frank, Jonathan, Photo

Elaine and I took Jonathan to Eckert Farm in Illinois over the weekend for apple-picking. We soaked in the nature and the color of fall. Here are some pictures of pumpkins, apple and berries from the farm. »

A Great Day in Castlewood
drfranknl : September 3, 2012 1:17 am : Elaine, Frank, GraceGarden, Jonathan

After the remnant of Hurricane Issac finally left town and headed northeast back towards the ocean, the rain stopped and the sun started to peak out of the cloud. The Labor Day today saw about ten families of GraceGarden Fellowship gathered at Castlewood State Park to mark the end of summer with fun, food and fellowship. »

July 4th at Ball Park
drfranknl : July 4, 2012 8:13 pm : Baseball, Elaine, Frank, Jonathan, Tiffany

We have developed a family tradition to see a Cardinal ball game on every July 4th. After the game, there will be fireworks on display both inside and outside the Busch Stadium.  This year we got lucky to see the firework on the same seats in the stadium. »

Lock & Key
drfranknl : March 20, 2012 2:27 am : Elaine, Faith, Frank, Jonathan
We recently rented out our condo to a young couple from SLU. Everything was in perfect condition except one thing — the door lock for the storage room. Not only was the key missing, its lock tongue and groove seemed misaligned so the door wouldn’t lock. I decided to get the lock replaced today as »

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