December 20

It’s hard to believe we are already three months out from my mom’s pacemaker surgery. Dr. Anderson is our favorite cardiac electrophysiologist in the world. We are immeasurably grateful for him and all the good care she received at UNMC. DPP pics from past years (2006-11 lost to the ether), 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016


December 12

We stayed an hour at the Mill this afternoon, sipping Italian sodas, playing Yahtzee! and not doing homework. DPP pics from past years (2006-11 lost to the ether), 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016


December 11

Clara likes to hug and kiss her brothers after school. Ian is over it. DPP pics from past years (2006-11 lost to the ether), 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016


December 8

We have once again been watching the Great British Baking Show (notice my pic from December 8, 2015), and after school today we decided to have our own contest to determine Star Baker. Would you believe I legit had not just a good time baking with the kids but fun? From 4 pm until almost 7 pm, these […]


December 7

There are a couple of stories we like to tell that succinctly explain the difference between Jason and me. This weekend we added another. On Sunday morning, the kids all piled into our (queen-sized) bed. I was practically delirious with happiness; it filled my cup right up. Everyone agreed there’s not really enough room for […]


December 3

We all enjoyed our hot chocolate (Italian soda/steamer/apple cider)–Uno date. We probably spent more time picking out drinks than playing Uno (and we had to keep it low-key because there were a lot of people studying), but now that the kids have decided what they’re going to order the next three times, I think we’ll […]


December 24

Sweet little buddy watching his older brother and cousins play football on this unseasonably warm Christmas Eve. Maybe next year, Dane.


December 20

The boys are working on a gift for their cousin Colton (an outline of a truck that he can make string art on). It’s not totally perfect but  because it is made with love.


December 16

After Jason endured an icy commute home on treacherous Lincoln roads, he turned right around and embarked on what would prove to be another harrowing journey. He suffered a snake bite and the loss of every member of his party (dysentery, scarlet fever, exhaustion) and several hardworking oxen, but he made it to Oregon after […]


St. Lucia’s Day

Jason thinks I get a lot of wild hairs (hares? the all-knowing Internet offered only more confusion). Anyway, Jason thinks I tend toward impulsive, crazy pursuits. He may be right, I’ll give him that, but in my defense, he has no idea how many more plots I reject than the relatively few I pursue. So […]