Pumpkinfest 2012

Raise your hand if you’ve hauled 5 pumpkins, 7 mini pumpkins, 1 Turks Turban gourde and 8 ears of Indian Corn cross country. What? It’s just me? Well, this is awkward. . . Fact is, when Cindy said we could bring pumpkins home for the kids, I jumped at the...

Wonder

We awoke to rain yesterday morning.  Cold, gray rain. Everyone was sluggish and we worked hard to warm up – to the day and to each other.  Even with the heat on, we were stiff and clumsy and it seemed as if the cold had gotten into the kid’s ears.  I grew...

So Cal

When he was accused of being smitten with Southern California, Jac didn’t deny it. “I get why the Snowbirds do it.” He said calmly. (Snowbird: an individual who spends the warm seasons in the North and the cold seasons in the South.) You see, we...

Thankful

We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.  ~Cynthia Ozick For this reminder. For beautiful mail from beautiful friends.  “Ooooh! That’s fancy!” said Max For finding things in the nick of time. For this little monkey...

Down By the Bay, One Last Time

Because we hadn’t had our fill of excitement in San Fran, we decided we needed to go back just one more time. And what better day than the feast of St. Francis? This time it was just the seven of us(that makes me smile . . . ) and we went in search of three...