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  • It’s Idaho! Again!

    School ended on Wednesday and I swear, there ain’t no flies on us, so we headed east on Thursday to catch up with Mom, Dad and our patriarch- Great Grandpa Tassie (aka ‘The Colonel’ or ‘The Big Tass’). We arrived in good time and, while the trip was brief, important conversations were had, hills were […]

  • Places

    When I was a kid once we spent our Christmas in Idaho at the farm with our entire Tassie extended family. One night I ran to this tree in a rabid, sobby, blubbering pout. I stood near the tree, leaned on the tree, sighed and cried by the tree while I waited for my family […]

  • 88

    It was a whirlwind weekend. To celebrate my grandfather’s 88th birthday we headed over to ‘The Farm’ to help him blow out the candles (and who is better at helping to blow candles than children???!). We were buckled into our seats by 5:30 Saturday morning and were getting some nice, solid Mom and Dad hugs […]


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…