Deuce Cities Henhouse

Funny Story

Hey doodz, guess what? I am dictating this post to you from my computer because it just so happens that my right hand is broken and has four large puncture wounds in it, and when shit like that happens to your hand it doesn't really work very well. So how did this happen? Well pals, I learned the hard way that you should just keep your hands inside the fence. I was attempting to put my neighbors dog at ease - I was out in the backyard putzing around, the dog was barking, so I gave him a friendly READ MORE
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Spring To Do List

Hey Guys. What can I say? It's currently snowing on my bleeding hearts and I am taking care of arguably the sickest three-year-old in Minneapolis. Things are moving slow the last few days and it's driving me nuts because I have the unstoppable urge to do all of the things at once. What does one do in times like this? Make a list and tell the internet about it? Okay, sure, I'll do that. I have so many different things I want to do this spring/summer and I can't wait to get started on READ MORE
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Riding the Rails

We did something awesome as a fam two weekends ago – we headed out on a journey to our second favorite city, Chicago, via the old Empire Builder Amtrak line. None of us had ever gone on a domestic train trip at all, so it was all very new to us. Gus, our youngest, has had a heavy fascination with trains for the last year, so that was a major driver of the trip. And we like trains too, I mean, who doesn’t really? So we decided to use the rails as our mode of transportation for a spring break READ MORE
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About Our Gus

Hey Friends. I’m gonna talk a bit about the Allen fam today. Some of you may have noticed that I’m not posting as frequently as I was a few months ago. There’s a good reason for that: our youngest Gus has been taking up a lot of my days. We’ve been taking trips to the zoo, visiting the library, going to IKEA for fun, running errands together, you name it. Now that his older brother is at kindergarten every day it has been nice having some one-on-one time together, and we’ve had a blast. READ MORE
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Go Jump in a Lake and Stuff

Hello bros, and Happy New Year! I missed you dudes. I just took a three week breather from the old blog and I'm not gonna lie, it felt pretty great! I really needed that time to prepare for the holidays and enjoy a bit of R&R with friends and fam. I hope you all had happy and safe holidays and NYs celebraishes too! We celebrate the New Year the same way we always do, a few of my pals jump into a freezing Minnesota lake, on a freezing New Year's morning - and I watch them. Then we drink READ MORE
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