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Aunt Nancy Jane Was Here

*Somehow this never got posted… * It’s from January. Since NJ is one of the three readers of this blog, I want to be sure this is here 😀 (xoxo, NJ!) **************** I virtually never take people to the airport when the leave from a visit. I usually have some good reason: have a work […]

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Family Tiny Bathroom Painting

We painted the tiniest bathroom in all of North America, all five of us at once. (Okay, Grammy, you’ve got that one bathroom that’s smaller – with the RV sink it in and all. But this makes for a more dramatic story.) Here are some photos: (click the top photo to see the album) family […]

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Filed in: Family home improvement Photo Update SAS


Uncle Denny’s Beach House (more catch up)

After the highly social Christmas week in San Jose, we had the perfect pleasure of heading about 40 minutes north to stay in Uncle Denny’s fabulous little beach house. As soon as you walk into this warm little haven of a place, your breath releases. There’s a huge palm tree standing lamp and various guitars, […]

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California Family Goodness (catch up from holidays)

We had so much fun in California, didn’t we? (I’m sorry if you weren’t there – it would have been So fun to have you there…) Dad and Joanne (who were newlyweds and still welcomed us in to TAKE OVER their house) are such amazing hosts. Seriously, I can only barely imagine how their life […]

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Rhythms of a Mompreneur – and I miss you.

Hello my beloved family and friends, I miss you. I miss writing with you in mind, imagining you listening. Most of you know (the three of you left still checking this blog) that I’ve been pretty absorbed in my business for the last year. At first it felt good to be so focused, to be […]

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Simone’s 2nd Birthday!

Birthday girl and Annika.  Surprise!  We had Simone’s party at Grammy’s house.  Simone has figured out what you do when someone shouts “Smile!”……well, almost.  But she is really willing to try, which separates her from her sisters, who primarily refused to look at the camera under any circumstances when they were this age.  Also note […]

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Explaining Death

Serena, Annika and I were driving to Trader Joe’s today, practicing spelling and talking about their names. We talked about how Serena’s middle name is after her Uncle Aaron and how Annika’s middle name is after Jim’s grandmother, Lummy – whose given name was Maxine. Annika asked where Lummy is and Serena explained that she […]

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Cousin Visit – Dec 2008

The girls LOVE when their cousins, Miles and Marabee, come to visit. Tons of good times: snow play, bath play, house play, dance play, swim play, scavenger hunt play, craft play… all around lots of play. Look at all those various blonde heads.

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Totally Random Girl Narrated (mostly) Photo Update

Serena and her fluffy soft pink slippers (she chose this picture to put in this update and uploaded it herself!) Happy Simone – playing with her new choo choo train spinning top from Grammy for Christmas Aunt Nancy! Reading, as often, to a riveted crowd. (Really – Serena is just visualizing the story…) Grammy – […]

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Oma and Nana Visit!

Oma (my Gramma) and Nana came to visit! Nothing beats the unstructured time of out of town visiting, especially with Norma’s generous and kind hospitality. They stayed next door at Norma’s house but could walk over to our house with great ease for dinner, visiting, various item exchanges… and we did the same. This arrangement […]

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