Dive into the archives.

  • Box, Boy, Bullseye!

    A box arrived at our house the other day. Boxes, in our house, are still a commodity, still a source for rabid imaginative art projects and play. This box became Jude’s Toy Story toys collection holder. This box has been inside, upside, upstairs and down and any mention of recycle or ‘cleaning up’ sends Jude […]

  • How to Catch a Bear

    Jude has become an expert on catching bears. Turns out you just need a sweet spot, some sticks and a few salmon berries! First- the sweet spot. Jude prefers a park called Swamp Creek. It’s about a mile from our house and he swears it’s just teeming with bears. He usually chooses a spot near […]

  • Summer

    Family date night: a celebration at Ben and Jerry’s for an excellent report card followed by a meandering walk down to the water at Moss Bay. Boy, do we live in a blessed place. Color us lucky.

  • Track Attack

    While we are wrapping up all of this business with my recertification MADNESS, we are still trying to stick with our family goals of being active. Jude and I have a special connection right now – you know how kids vacillate between one parent and the other at times… Well, he and I are like […]


This is the archive for June, 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…