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  • Christmas Eve

    This Christmas Eve was spent with the Delaney family in their home over gluhwein, lasagna, dessert and salad. The kids did that rambunctious thing that a herd of five kids do on Christmas Eve- they hollered and screamed, they wrestled and ran, got quiet for a moment and started over again. It was great fun. […]

  • Santa Claus

    We found our Santa again at the Kenmore Tree Lighting again. He is lovely. After we left Jude panicked as he realized he never told Santa what he wanted! He quickly high tailed it back in there, asking for his Furby, Monsyer High Barbies and Legos. No, he’s not AT ALL influenced by his cool, […]

  • Trees

    Kidmas Tree in the Rumpus Room Living Room Tree

  • We DID Celebrate Christmas!

    Life has been a challenge lately.  We have a variety of relationship issues (relationships outside of our own with friends and family, not our marriage, that is) and dealing with all of that stuff plus losing Calvin was a major blow to our holiday season, and just to life in general.  So after Calvin passed, […]


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…