We are full-steam-ahead into my favorite month of the year. My anniversary... changing weather... dying leaves... apple picking... HALLOWEEN!!
Vacations & Holidays
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!
Dang it! Totally forgot to mention that, yesterday, we rocked Pi Day in a major way.
FOREVA! Yes, that’s right! Today is Katie’s 21st birthday!
Happy Valentines Day from everyone’s favorite li’l heartbreaker.
First and foremost, Merry Christmas! I hope you and your family had a great holiday.
Because of the predicted snowmageddon, we decided to lay low and stay home all day. Basically, big plans to do absolutely nothing.
Yesterday was all the sides. Today is the turkey!
When we host Thanksgiving at our place, Katie likes to get as much of it ready a day or so in advance as humanly possible. So she typically takes the day before the holiday (Thanksgiving Eve?) off to do just that. Since Nathan has the whole week off, that extra day is helpful in that regard as well.
I don’t know how we did it, but tonight was an absolutely perfect cool Fall night for trick-or-treating. And we had another good one last Saturday at my parents’ neighborhood for more trick-or-treating.
Happy 17th anniversary, hon! I love you with all my heart and can’t imagine my life without you.