Sunday, December 29, 2019

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Annual Christmas Eve Journal Write 2019

I just read through last year's ACEJW and felt a grim realization that I failed in my resolve to get and stay caught up on blogging for 2019 almost 100%.  Then I realized I have done okay staying caught up on Instagram and really that seems to be the way things are going anyway and I refer to that a lot instead soooo maybe that's just what's going to happen.

But you know I'm still going to drop a line here once or twice a year, even if it's just to say hello and merry Christmas Eve.

I've been doing a bit of a juggling act lately but I think I'm finding a pretty good balance.  It's true that I don't even have a picture of our Christmas tree to put on here but wait, you know what?  I can go take one right now, why not?  Stand by...


THERE. I did a thing.  I had an idea and I stood up and followed through, and that's a Christmas Eve win.  And I just realized that there's the white lights in that middle section are out.  This is real life.

Anyway, it was a busy and crazy and wonderful year and 2020 is looking to be a pretty good one too.

Welcoming FBG

I may not be blogging regularly anymore but you know I'm going to document this:


It's a boy


 23 September 2019

8 lbs 6 oz

20.5 inches


Beloved by all.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Monday, December 24, 2018

Annual Christmas Eve Journal Write 2018

I had grand plans to be caught up by tonight but I'm not but I still want to do my annual Christmas Eve Journal Write.
(Incidentally one of my goals for 2019 is to be better about staying caught up on my blog by the way.  I know no one reads these anymore but I actually refer to it quite often and find it a great resource even as a personal journal and photo depository.)

We had Mom and Dad over for fondue again this year and it was sooooo delicious and I'm not regretting in the least all the treats I've been eating over the last week or so.

Christmas is all set to go and the kids are asleep and I finished my 4:50 dead hangs (ouch why) and we're looking forward to a loud and busy and tons of fun day tomorrow.  We watched The Small One tonight and it was a little magical to watch Charlie (5.5) figure out the twist in the last seconds.

The Wife is sitting at my side working on her brand new laptop with a light-up keyboard and it brings me a lot of joy that it brings her a lot of joy.

This year's Christmas pajamas from Mom featured shorts and I'm okay with this.

Anyway, Santa should be here any second, in fact I think he already showed up, so I better get to bed.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

July the Fourth 2019

We had a great Independence Day.  Hiking with the fam, fireworks shirts, all the foods and panorama fireworks from the backyard, and kayaking the next day.
Mom's four zones 
Nice big group!


And we shall call it... This Land...

A's side-eye...

Water babies
Happy birthday, America! There are troubles but honestly things have been and could be much worse.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

MDG's Year the First!

Well, for the first time in maybe ever I'm like six months behind.  But I do not accept this as an inevitability!  At least not yet.  So here's a quick update on Milo's first birthday.

At his first birthday this little man is eating most things and teething and waaaaalking all over the place.  I may or may not have mentioned that he seems to be making up for being such a mild newborn and using his recently discovered voice most vehemently, but he's just sooooo cute that it's easy to forget about that.  He doesn't really like sitting still but he occasionally likes a snuggle.  Doc says he's a healthy boy and his birthmark is pretty much here to stay and he's almost always happy.

He's a good boy and so loved by his parents and older siblings.
Discovering the ceiling fan
Fascinating!
New trick!
An artist
He loves a bath
And he loves his mommy!

1st birthday photoshoot 
That baby face

CAKE
I think he liked it.
 That's all for now!  I wish I could remember more but it's my own fault for waiting so long.  What matters most is that he's a happy, healthy, loved boy.