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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.  […]



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 […]



Stabbing For Science, Part 2

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

Well, we’re still waiting for the results of blood draw #1 to come back, but it was time for blood draw #2 to happen. Rerun, as always, was a champ about it (and not nearly as comically dramatic, which was disappointing). There’s supposed to be a third blood draw, but with school starting online this […]