Merry Christmas, y’all! We hope you and yours are having a safe and responsible, yet still merry holiday!
Vacations & Holidays
Think someone’s excited for tomorrow?
I found this Christmas movie bracket on Instagram. It was a sponsored post instead of an account I follow so, no, I’m not going to give them free love here.
As we can’t do what has become our annual holiday tradition and go on a Park District-sponsored trip on the “Polar Express,” we took part in a new event.
I’m thankful for many things this year and, given the year this world has been having, that’s saying a lot.
Today is a pretty darn big day for my family. My parents are celebrating their 50th anniversary! In this day and age — oh heck, in any day and age — that’s a huge accomplishment.
I’m not sure how many of you know or will remember this, but we’ve been trying to do themed family Halloween cosplay.
Yeah, Halloween is gonna be FUN!
We are full-steam-ahead into my favorite month of the year. My anniversary... changing weather... dying leaves... apple picking... HALLOWEEN!!
I’d like to dedicate this post to the woman of my dreams. Still the woman of my dreams after 19 years of marriage as we are celebrating today.
Wow, so, um, I totally missed my 15-year Typepad blogiversary back on June 22. I’m blaming Coronavirus and an overall inability to keep track of dates. It is July, right?
Happy 244th birthday, U.S.A.
Seeing that the three of us would be on a cruise right now had COVID-19 not happened, howsabout I torture myself with some photos from the last time we were on a cruise 6.5 years ago...
And, with the click of a button in an email, our summer cruise is 100% canceled.
Has Twitter really existed so long that I could possibly be celebrating my 13th anniversary on the platform?
A little while ago, one of Katie’s many many cousins asked if we wanted to take part in a quarantine birthday video for her daughter Ellie’s 10th birthday.
Happy Mother’s Day, y’all! There are many moms in my life and they’re all important to me and I hope you had a great day. But I do need to call out one in particular...
Happy National Haiku Poetry Day!
Today also doubles as the day when Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker announced that the 2019-2020 school year is officially over as we know it. Illinois students will not be going back to their school at all for the remainder of this academic year.
Why, yes! Yes he can! (He changed the jelly beans into lollipops.)
Can one young boy change the world by planting a bag of jelly beans in the ground?
Happy Pandemic Pi Day, y’all!
So what was Nathan’s big deal Christmas gift this year? A Nintendo Switch. Yeah, we finally are letting Nathan move into the modern era of gaming.
'Tis that time! I picked Bob Gibson...
Remember, remember the fifth of November,
The Gunpowder treason and plot;
I know of no reason the Gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot!
Five inches of snow on Halloween.
Not that anyone was asking after Friday’s post, but here we are all dolled up and ready for trick-or-treating...
I love carving jack-o'-lanterns (or do you prefer "jack o'lantern"?). It's always fun to just sit down, take out a knife, and stab and cut at something repeatedly without fear of prosecution.
While I’m not going to reveal what our full costumes for Halloween are going to look like, I will give you a little teaser...
I'd like to use this post to say Happy Anniversary to my lovely wife. We have now been married a legal voter's worth of years. That's 18 in case you need a refresher or live outside the U.S. with different voting ages.
So not only was yesterday Nathan’s birthday, but my coworker’s wife delivered twins that day.
Happy Mother's Day to all the moms and grandmas and aunts and caregivers and whomever else is out there serving in our hearts as a "mum."
Not only is today Star Wars Day ("May the Fourth be with You!"), but it also coincides with Free Comic Book Day! It's like Mecca for geeks, I tell ya!
That darned leprechaun!