December 18

December 20

Making Grandma Johnson’s ginger cookies.

Bike Repair

Tonight we had a lot of preparation relative to our short family bike ride. Next time we will remember to pump up the tires on the bike trailer. I know I’m out of shape, but literally dragging a thirty-plus-pound preschooler in around the neighborhood was more of a workout than I was prepared for. Thankfully, […]


Joslyn Date

December 25

What I love (and sometimes not so much) about getting Jason reading material for Christmas. He gets totally lost. DPP pics from past years: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

December 20

Today was the last day of school before Christmas break — a snowy morning as we dropped Simon off, and I’m hoping the white will stick around for a few more days. I do actually enjoy the rhythm of the school days, but I am ready for a change, and I am as giddy as, […]

December 15

A breakfast date with my husband, a delicious pastry and hot coffee, an unhurried morning. Rare treats indeed (well, except for the coffee, which is a treat but not quite as rare as the others) and much appreciated today. DPP pics from past years: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

December 22

The boys have been begging to have a snowball fight. I’m not sure Ian knew what he was getting into. It ended with a snowball in his face (an accident). DPP pics from past years: 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

December 10

The boys love to watch Daddy play some sort of game on his phone. I don’t really know how it goes — something about running. I’m not sure he’s too good at it. Most often I hear Simon say, “Whelp, you’re not going to win this one, I guess,” and Ian saying, “Awwwww” or “Oh […]