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  • Black Friday 2009

    We started our day at 4:30.  Yes, 4:30.  The skies were still twinkling with stars when we decided to embrace Jude’s early waking habit and would take advantage of some doorbuster specials.  Amazingly, Gigi was awake too and just waiting for the skies to lighten, so the trek out was even easier than we expected […]

  • Butter

    Today I was shopping online and Jude was keeping to himself quite nicely.  He was laying on the floor, swathed in his blanket, busily doing… something.  Eventually he engaged me, asked me to take off my shoes and wanted up on my lap.  I took off the shoes while noticing Jude had a rather greasy […]

  • Something to be Thankful For

    Gig: I am thankful for my family, my mommy and daddy and I’m thankful for Thanksgiving. Jude: Nigh-nigh (his blankie) and Gigi (his sister) Bradley: I am thankful for my family, our new house, and everybody who has been helping me to build our new home. Tamara: I am thankful for my beautiful children, my […]

  • My Friend Sleep (did we break up?)

    Lately we are tired.  Tired because of all that is happening in our lives: working, building our house and living life with a six year old and 20 month old.  Usually, just that would be the tipping point for most people.  Life is tiring.  But then, the inevitable happened. Yes, the Judle-Noodle, The Judlebop and […]

  • From Commoner to Princess

    Gigi is a princess.  She may not live in a castle and blue blood may not flow through her veins, but she is a princess.  Did you know that all princesses have REALLY REALLY long hair?  Commoners have short hair.  Gigi’s goal is to grow her hair as long as Rapunzel’s locks.  Did you know […]


This is the archive for November, 2009.


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…