Tag: holidays

Jacob is 9. Holy crap. Where did the time go? Seems like he was just this guy: And now he’s this guy: In his last year of single digits. Crazy. Jacob was super excited to get the entire Diary of a Wimpy Kid series from Grandma and Grandpa. Nicholas, however, was quite upset to learn that square box was not Wii Party. Because he totally…

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Christmas 2014

Posted by February 4, 2015

So it’s *cough* January 28 February 4 *cough* and I’m just getting around to the Christmas pics. Yeah, yeah. I know. Two weeks off work, a week in Texas, and I’ve been a busy little bee trying to get some things back on track. Like finishing projects before starting any new ones (sooo hard). And now, a few days since I first wrote that ↑,…

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Happy Halloween!

Posted by November 4, 2014

Happy Halloween ya’ll! From the Grim Reaper and Deadpool. We made ghosts and vampire fang treats and went to a school dance and trick-or-treated and had an ultimate battle between Death and Deadpool. We got full-size candy bars like last year. AND…one house in our neighborhood handed out $20 bills. For reals. Sadly not to us, but I can confirm that this, in fact, did…

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December/January combines two of my favorite things. Complaining and arbitrary generalizations in list form. I’m talking Festivus’ Airing of Grievances and what’s in/what’s out trendcasting for the new year. In an ideal world, I’d make two separate posts about these things and, I dunno, maybe make them before the ball dropped. But this is not that. So you get what’s best summed up as “things…

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Merry Christmas!

Posted by January 11, 2014

So it’s like 10 days into the new year. So what. Here’s how we spent our holiday. Christmas Eve we made green cookies for Santa. (Nicholas’ idea. They look a little gross after baking.) And we sent the Elf back where he belongs. Santa brought silly string, so we had a fight before 7:30 a.m. Christmas morning. Guess who got bubble bath from Santa? And…

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Happy Halloween!

Posted by October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween from the Creeper and the Easter Bunny! And that creepy Goblin guy next to them. Know that fabled neighborhood where they give out full-sized candy bars? That was our neighborhood tonight. Okay, so it was just one guy, but the full-sized candy bar is like the unicorn of trick-or-treatdom. Have you ever seen it before? Me neither. This was our first “real” Halloween…

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As a parent, you always here: They grow up so fast; treasure these moments; blah blah blah. Then you wake up one day and find it’s true. We now have a seven and a five year old. Wow. Happy Seventh Birthday, Jacob! We spent Jacob’s birthday in Belgium. First, in Westvleteren for one last (okay, second to last) trip to pick up two cases of…

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Happy Easter!

Posted by April 1, 2013

Frohe Ostern from Germany! Instead of hunting eggs in the snow in Brighton, we’re home watching movies and eating giant zartbitter (dark) chocolate rabbits. Jacob decided said “zartbitter” means “fart better.” We had to cancel our trip to Brighton. Wednesday the ferry company announced in an e-mail that the French dockworkers had a planned strike. Our boat Thursday would be cancelled, and we could call…

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Merry Christmas!

Posted by January 22, 2013

Christmas has come and gone. As has New Years. I only just put away the Christmas decorations last weekend, and am only now, mid-Jan, posting the Christmas photos. They’ve been sorted and tagged in Lightroom for much longer. Good thing I didn’t make a resolution not to half ass or to finish things or to post more like last year. I did, however, finally put…

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