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  • Macy’s Santa Claus Parade

    We continued our yearly tradition of visiting the Macy’s Santa Claus Parade this morning. This year was our best. We were out the door on time, in Seattle on time, parked on time and EVEN had a curbside spot before the first group made its way down 4th avenue. The kids had a great time, […]

  • It’s Thanksgiving!

    It was just the Lj four gathered around our table yesterday. We had originally planned to wear pajamas, but then Jude bought a tie, so we all donned some fancy clothes and tucked in to our tofurkey. Before we were allowed to take one bite, Jude asked us to bow our heads and offer up […]

  • Tradition: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

    It’s Lj tradition that every year on the morning after Thanksgiving we Lj’s fling ourselves into our car and race at breakneck speed to downtown Seattle to see the Macy’s Parade. We are always late. Always. One would think that after all these years, after all the traffic jams, after all the silent tension that […]

  • Thanksgiving 2011

    It was quiet, peaceful, full of love, affection, laughter and fun.  It was just the four of us, and it was lovely. To-do List     Breakfast Ads Hot Tub Gingerbread Nap Eat (Gigi created our tablescape) Eat a second helping(I realize this was not on the list.  in the interest of not humiliating the […]

  • The Last 2010 Thanksgiving Post!

    The Grown-up Table The Kid’s Table The Turkey that wouldn’t finish cooking! It took two additional hours and caused just a bit of stress for my dad, the turkey roasting chef! Gingerbread House building and decorating for the kids. Jude REALLY enjoyed the gingerbread houses – enough that he wouldn’t stop when it was time […]


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.

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