As a LEGO fan for a veeeerrrrryyyy long time, I really look forward to new product announcements and discoveries. Not that I buy them all. Often, I don't buy any. But it's still fun to take a look.
Vacations & Holidays
I don't have nearly as many photos for you today. It was a slow, relaxing day and I tried to stay off my phone as much as possible save for driving directions.
I can’t believe we’ve already hit the final full day of our vacation. Where did the time go?? Well, enjoy these photos. I may have more tomorrow from our departure. We shall see.
Here are some photos from day 4 of our trip. Enjoy!
I'm really not sure what to title this post. I chose “LA01/03” because it’s my first generic post about days 1 and 3 of our trip to the Los Angeles area (Disney was day 2).
I’m gonna make this simple and just post some photos from our trip to Disneyland today. Sound good?
We learned how to use Lyft really, really early this morning. Not because we wanted to, but out of necessity. Ugh.
Admittedly, I’ve always felt a little anxiety when it comes to vacations. Be it the planning of the trip itself — hotels, activities, transportation, travel docs — or the prep at home to have everything ready for when you go — packing, clean up, security, mail stop, thermostat reprogramming, letting neighbors know — or getting work responsibilities done…
Okay, so I’m reusing a photo from Memorial Day. But it works very nicely to help commemorate the 245th anniversary of our Declaration of Independence from those British bastards (I keed! I keed!).
We discovered that we were lied to by whatever site it was that said we could use those 13-year-old forever passes we got at Disney World for our trip to Disneyland. I mean WTF! It's on the web, so it must be true, right??? (le sigh)
Contrary to what I may have said previously, it looks like we are going to a theme park while we are in California next month. And the winning choice? Disneyland. We're even going to try to do both parks in a single day.
And how do we celebrate Father’s Day? Hunkered down in our lower level bathroom hiding from a tornado warning caused by a storm hitting us now that may or may not have produced a twister one town south of us and rotation due west of us that is heading east.
We did something today that we haven’t done in two years… we booked a vacation! And one that involves air travel! That’s something we haven’t done in just shy of 10 years.
Took Friday off to spend with Nathan. Saturday was a day off for Katie and so we all spent it together. Sunday was Easter and we did family stuff.
I wanted to take a moment to make a very special Happy Birthday wish to the woman of my dreams, my wife, my partner, my love, my Katie.
Merry Christmas, y’all! We hope you and yours are having a safe and responsible, yet still merry holiday!
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.)