Dive into the archives.

  • A Capitol Idea

    On the way to Great Wolf Lodge this past weekend we decided to stop in Olympia to take a peek at the state capitol.  We arrived on the scene to find a teaparty underway.  Undeterred by the conservatives, we wove out way through the masses and made our way inside the building itself. It is […]

  • Truck

    Jude’s dream is realized: we have a RUCK!  He hollers, every time he sees it, “RUCK!”  And to ride in it is a DREAM.  “RUUUUUCK!” You would think that Disneyland had arrived on our doorstep the first time this 1985 wonder gave them a ride.  “We can ride in the front seat?!?”  Gigi marveled.  No […]

  • The Kindergartener

    It’s official.  We are in the presence of a kindergartener.  And not just any kindergartener, the Princess of the Playground (seen here with her friend the Queen of Kindergarten). First day jitters weren’t a problem.  Gigi got up, got dressed in her rainbow skirt and unicorn shirt, packed her backpack and headed off to Hilltop […]

  • Sunflowers

    Peggy came and watched the kids today while I got dolled up like the Tar baby dampproofing the foundation with 5 gallon drums of black asphalty yuckiness.  I was so engrossed in conversation with Peggy and Jude that I didn’t even notice the nice gift of sunflowers from her garden that were stationed on our […]

  • Foundational

    Here is what Jude & I found when we arrived on the job site Friday driving Jude’s Truck (more on that later). Now that the foundation has been stripped we are ready for drains, backfill, and framing. Our lumber package begins arriving later next week. “This is where the fun begins”. Of course I am […]


This is the archive for September, 2009.


Gigi Said

  • Topless Tapas 2012-11-03 18:44:52-

    Tami was leaving to go out with her friend and the kids begged to go with her. I said, "you don't want to go with mom, she is going to the Tapas bar and we are going to stay here and play games."

    Gigi stiffened, "That's weird", she said as she blushed. I processed fast and realized the problem. "TAPAS bar. It means 'small plate', not TOPLESS bar!"

Jude Said

  • Nicknames 2013-01-04 21:30:33-

    The checker at the store asked our always conversational little boy what his name was. He replied "Jude" then added "but sometimes they call me pumpkin brown". LOL.

    And they are right. We call him that after the folksong that we sing sometimes.

A long time ago…