Not a legend but the name was fun. This is just the random stuff I've thought about and want to remember. If you find it useful, hurray! If not, you'll know me better anyway.
Weeks before Halloween, as I was tucking her into bed, Mary gushed, “I am SO excited for Christmas this year… we get to have TWO sets of traditions now!” Kids are so good at looking on the bright side! So over the past few weeks, we’ve been starting some new traditions. I thought I’d share […]More
Let it Snow!
So I realized that for a person who likes taking photos, I’ve posted a very small percentage of the ones I like. And that’s something I intend to fix. So interspersed with every-day type photos that might be a bit ho-hum, I’m throwing in a few of my favorites. This is a photo I took […]More
Whoville Hair How-to?
I’m looking for ideas for making who-hair. Google hasn’t helped me much so I’ll appeal to my lovely readers.More
My kids and their buddy were so pleased with this idea for a nifty paper snowflake last winter, I’m posting the how-to here. Give it a try, and send me your awesome results!More
A Christmas Carol
Updating the article: the group caroling idea (after the jump) didn’t work out that year. But I did record my own carol, which you can hear here: Those of you who know me know I love to sing at Christmas, but not everyone knows why. As a kid I could relate well to the Little […]More
A few thinks the kids said this Christmas
I love to hear what the kids say as they open their presents. Most of these are only cute because of the way they said them (harder to describe here) but for the memories, I’ll write them down anyway… Ethan, “Maybe this is the biggest thing we ever have gotten!” Ethan, “Do you know why […]More
The Best Christmas Present
We had our family Christmas party tonight (last night, technically speaking). My mom gave me grey stockings, and I laughed till I had to wipe a tear from my eye. Why? I’d bought the stockings for myself a few weeks earlier and she was giving them back.More
While setting up my tree this year, I turned around to find my babies with glass balls stuck on their fingers like olives. Ouch! Here’s my attempt at a more kid friendly ornament. Update: About two days after I’d posted this, I stumbled upon the Christmas edition of one of my favorite magazines, Family Fun. […]More
Happy Holidays in General…
I just realized I’d left my Thanksgiving message up for more than 2 weeks past the date. Sorry ’bout that. Life’s been super busy as usual with work and all. It seems its only going to get busier for a while but its fun work; I get to be really creative in my problem solving […]More