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  • The Big Test

    And so it begins. Today our daughter joins the giant education machine where she will be assessed, categorized and statisticized into ready-made numbers for educators and politicians to use in a variety of ways. I not thrilled with the test taking. I’m not thrilled with the standardized test. I despise the stress and anxiety it […]

  • Farrah Hair

    If you were a girl born in the early seventies then you probably had a crush on Shaun Cassidy. Yes, I was, like, four, but those rootbeer eyes caught my attention and made me want my first crush-boy poster, even though I was not a fan of The Hardy Boys. Just Shaun. You also probably […]

  • Another Day, Another Hike

    Don’t we live in a lucky place? St. Edwards Park is less than five minutes from our home and it offers a huge play structure, miles of hiking, scenic vistas, a lake, orchard and more. We love ‘our’ park so we headed out yesterday to explore. We had a lovely time. Today’s hike took about […]

  • First Memory

    We were on a hike today and Guinevere started asking about first memories and what ours were. Of course, I complied with this tale… When I was two my family headed to Spokane for a wedding. My cousin, Dave, was getting married. Of course, I didn’t know Dave from Adam, but it was a wedding […]

  • Field Trip

    We took the kids on a field trip today. We visited the famed tulips, the completed the circuit home with a stop at Deception Pass and a ferry ride home. At the pass we hiked out to the eastern tip and watched the water from the cliff side. It was terrifying but beautiful to explore […]


This is the archive for April, 2013.


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…