Merry Christmas to all…

December 25th, 2010

May your day be filled with joy, love, peace and a tiny little piece of something very special.

Christmas Eve

December 24th, 2010

It’s been hard going through the holiday season with my dad gone.  He so loved Christmas with all it’s joy, church going and giving.  He was very generous, not so much with money and things but with kindness of spirit, thoughtfulness and love.

Last year he wrote everyone a letter as part of their gift.  I will pull mine out and read it again, I actually keep it in my camera bag.  I wonder how long I will do that for?

My mom has not even read hers.  She couldn’t read it last year.  I told her to look at it as her gift from him this year. Then the tears rolled down our cheeks as they seems to have been on and off this past month.

To see his handwriting, he was here just not so long ago but it feels like forever since we’ve embraced.

Last week, Jen and I ran in the wee hours of the morning and then went to put a few Christmas ornaments up on his tree at Lake Calhoun.

I know he would love that, although, I know he would think that I should have put up more than three, he likes lots of lights and ornaments ; )

While I was kissing Santa

December 23rd, 2010

Who says Christmas shopping at insane toy stores isn’t any fun?

We now have to set another plate for Christmas dinner.  He doesn’t like sitting much but he doesn’t eat or say much either…perfect company.

And BTW, anyone have any idea what shade of lip gloss Justin wears?

I really like it.

A + M = Furniture

December 20th, 2010

Happy 17th Anniversary baby!

How many days…

December 15th, 2010

does it take to have your French Press broken by one of your small children.



The skimmer

December 13th, 2010

My kid’s grading system at school looks like this:

E=Exceeding the Standard

A= Achieving the Standard

P= Partially Achieving the Standard

N=Not Achieving the Standard

CT walks in last Friday with his report card an announces, “I got one P…in constipation!”

That would be Computation my friend!  Everyone knows he gets an E in constipation.