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Okay, let’s put a quick little bow on our recap of our weekend at BlogHer.


After a late Thursday night that may or may not have involved more reading of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire when I should have been sleeping, I hit BlogHer early for breakfast. The sessions were good, and I met many a blogHer. This is what many a blogHer looks like on the way to the keynote lunch.

I didn’t attend the Friday night parties because CM and I had our own plans for the evening: an intimate night of music in New Jersey with Coldplay.

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The Cool Parents have been married for 10 years! Our anniversary was last Friday, and it was such raucous merriment that it took me a week to recover enough just to report back to you.

Of course, the big one-oh calls for celebrating BIG. Maybe a trip to stroll the Champs-Élysées. Or a jaunt to snorkel the Great Barrier Reef. If long-distance travel isn’t feasible, you at least have to get out of town. A long weekend in a mountainside cabin or an out-of-the-way bed and breakfast would be nice.

Or if you want to be like us (which I hardly recommend), spend the night at a friend’s place with your two kids in the room, and your friends and their three kids asleep in the rest of the apartment. An example of close-knit community? Yes. A romantic getaway befitting a decade of marriage? Not really. But that’s life in the Cool Fam.  Continue reading

Cool Dad: On August 29, 2008, we boarded a plane in Orlando, FL with two suitcases, two backpacks, a car seat, and the idea of turning our lives upside down. We landed in Philadelphia, took an hour-long train ride that seemed three times as long, and arrived in New York City.

We’ve told our story on this blog and will continue to tell it as it happens. If you want to catch up, here’s how we left nearly everything we had and everyone we loved in Florida for the unknown challenges of NYC: Part 1Part 2, and Part 3. Part 4 to come.

Cool Mum: Within the first few weeks in NYC, I was already dreaming of staying here longer than our original one-year plan would allow. I fell in love.  Dirt, dog poop, smoke, and all. I came here mainly to take away all I could from the city – life experiences and photo opportunities – and now I am more and more inspired to give, to reach out, to seek God here. Thank you, God, for this opportunity and for putting the desire in our hearts to move here!

CD: We’d like to give you an anniversary gift. Here is a slideshow of Year 1 of the Cool NYC Adventure, set to the song that we’ve listened to the most over the last 365 days: ‘Life in Technicolor ii’ by Coldplay.

CM: I told Cool Dad that I wanted “Dare You to Move” by Switchfoot to be the theme song for the slideshow. My clever and humorous-to-me idea was rejected.  But still, I do dare you to move to that place that God puts in your heart, whether it is a new friendship, a new city, or a new country.

CD: We hope that the second year will be even more fun – for both you and us. Thanks for being cool and sticking around. Turn your lights low and your volume high…

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