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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…. […]



Memorial Day 2020

Monday, May 25th, 2020

No ceremonies, no concerts, no baseball games, and no sunshine. Just lots of rain and social distancing. Last year, Ane and I went to our local cemetery’s Memorial Day service and I found it to be so much more satisfying than the one at the big cemetery (though I am drawn to the big one […]



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 […]



Flashback Friday

Friday, February 14th, 2020

It’s Valentine’s Day!  And I always love posting pictures of my little Valentines of years past. This was Thumper’s first Valentine’s Day, and these are some of my favorite photos of the two little boys. This is also when I started giving the kids a “heart-shaped box of candy” for Valentine’s Day, which is now […]