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Seventeen And Still Standing

Sunday, December 27th, 2020

Dear Ane, This is not the letter that I thought I would be writing to you on your seventeenth birthday.  Usually, I try to make these letters humorous and inspiring and pushy – all the things that moms can get away with. This year has not turned out at all like we thought it would.  […]



Twenty Years

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

We had planned on doing something for our 20th anniversary – it’s a big number, after all! But once we started thinking seriously about taking a trip, or making plans, COVID took over. So, we’re going to have to put off the big plans until later, but happy anniversary, Webmaster! Here’s to many more years […]



Fifteen Years Old

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

Dear Tad, This last year has been a mixed bag for you.  I think we were all mentally preparing for this birthday, this momentous occasion when you would be formally making the leap from middle school to high school, with all the pomp and circumstance and preparations that usually go into a school transition for […]



Tad Finishes Middle School

Thursday, June 18th, 2020

I’m not crying.  I’M NOT CRYING. But yeah, this is an emotional day.  Tad was supremely nervous when he started middle school.  Three years later, there is no party, or assembly ceremony, or anything but a banner in a local park, a certificate, and some cupcakes.  He doesn’t even have a yearbook yet. Still, Tad […]