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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.  […]



First Day Of Virtual School

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020

Welcome to the new school year, which is not full of bus rides and meeting new teachers and all that.  The kids are sitting at home, on laptops, on Zoom. This is so weird. But, I did take the traditional first day of school pictures, even if they didn’t go anywhere. Ane, 11th grade: Tad, […]



Flashback Friday

Friday, August 28th, 2020

We bought the Honda Odyssey in June 2006.  I went digging through my files and found the pictures from the day we bought it.  The first real drive we took with it was just a couple of days later, when we drove over to Fort Casey (via the ferry to Whidbey Island) with Ane and […]



Old Van, New Van

Thursday, August 27th, 2020

Well, we finally did it!  We finally found and bought a new-to-us minivan!  We traded in our Honda Odyssey yesterday, since it needs a new transmission and it was just easier to let the dealership take it. Easier for us, anyway.  For Tad, not so much. We had owned this minivan since just before Tad’s […]