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  • Lucky

    This morning I woke up to the sound of my door opening, a little body creeping around the bed and a little wiggle as the covers were lifted and that boy nestled in with that daddy of his. Not long after we had a ten year old one, the girl, nestled alongside the first. They […]

  • Birthday Boy

    Dear Jude, You’re five. Five for you means great things! Five is a bike with no training wheels, starting school, being big, earning responsibilities, more allowance! Five is growing up and trying new things! Five is the first step out of babyhood. Yep. You’re no longer a baby. You’re a boy.   To you, this […]

  • Pop!

    I guess I just stopped writing for an audience. I don’t post here. I don’t post to Facebook. Maybe because we are more isolated, generally the happiest we’ve ever -EVER- been, and self-contained now more than ever before. My compulsion to share with the world seems greatly diminished. But Tamara has written lots of loving […]

  • 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.

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