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Happy Father’s Day 2020

Monday, June 22nd, 2020

We made quite the weekend out of it! On Saturday, we had as many family as we could outside in our backyard for a Father’s Day barbecue!  This meant Grandma and Gichan, Great-Grandma and Great-Grandpa, Ressis and Oddball and their kids, and Auntie and JW.  We haven’t all been together in the same place since…. […]



Wedding News!

Monday, June 1st, 2020

Fun news from the weekend!!! I opened a box, handed to me by Auntie, to discover this under the lid!  I’m going to be…. an over-40 bridesmaid.  When I pointed this out to Grandma, she commented that when Great-Grandma remarried, she was matron-of-honor as a mother of three…. … and then I pointed out that […]



Happy Easter 2020

Monday, April 13th, 2020

We might be on lockdown, but Christ is still risen, and Easter still happened.  And the kids were excited about it – excited enough to dress up, just to please their mother, and to take pictures. Don’t they look nice?  All dressed up and ready for Easter Sunday church… on the TV. But there were […]



Batting Lesson With Auntie

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

Thumper’s birthday on Saturday was certainly nothing like I had planned for or imagined.  Not that he really truly noticed that it was his birthday and that something special should have been happening for him.  Poor kid.  How do you celebrate a birthday when you’re supposed to be “socially distancing” during a pandemic? Solution: order […]