Archive for the 'Announcements' Category

Eighteen And Ever After

Monday, December 27th, 2021

Dear Ane, In past years, your birthday has been marked with snow.  Sometimes that meant that the celebrations were postponed.  It was harder for you to understand when you were small, because it was YOUR special day and you wanted to celebrate.  With age comes flexibility, and so you can look outside just as easily […]

Twenty-One Years

Thursday, August 12th, 2021

Here we are, 21 years later.  We looked pretty good on the day Auntie and JW got married, so I’m using that picture. At least, we looked good until we melted in the extreme heat, but we don’t have to remember that part. Happy anniversary, Webmaster – maybe someday we’ll be able to take that […]

Sixteen Years Old

Thursday, August 12th, 2021

Dear Tad, Today you are sixteen years old.  SIXTEEN.  I am not prepared for this. And yet, you are taller than I am, you are shaving (though you don’t have a lot to shave and often miss spots), and your voice continues to crack and get deeper.  Oh, and I am flinging deoderant and acne […]

Thumper Turns Eight

Sunday, March 21st, 2021

My darling Thumper, You are not so little anymore.  You are EIGHT YEARS OLD.  I keep writing it out in all caps because I can hardly make myself believe it.  How can you be EIGHT??? When you were born, we knew that you would be our last baby (barring something wild and miraculous happening).  So […]