Post-Christmas Pot Luck

IMG_1827 \/\/ILLI/\/\ /\ /\/ T I C was really jamming the other night… Our hangout included a crazay jam session, coconut curry, sheperd’s pie, basmati rice, walnut pie, crispy chickpeas, Wits + Wagers and lots of laughs…

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The Worn Story Shoes Tell

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Shoes can tell amazing stories about a person. They’ve been everywhere, and through everything we’ve been through. This shoe was worn in Maine during a 1 mile trek over cracks and crevices on a rock quarry, to a lighthouse. It was a trip with Thibaut in which our steps became a single rythm because we were stepping over the same cracks…avoiding the same pitfalls… 

Creative Dad Turns 3-Year-Old’s Sayings Into Illustrations

These just made my day…

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“At least she’ll grow up to be a well adjusted human being!”

“Lap honey.. you sit on Santa’s Lap… she did eventually get it right.”

“Who knew that the answer to the age old question of stomach distress was cheeseballs.”

“Not sure how make-believe got thrown in here but this would make for a fun battle.”

“Lots to take in here. I think my favorite part is that this was actually a question. She has some strange infatuation with stuff being $60. Example: Ketchup in the store is $60. So is a new furnace. Interesting”

“I’ve recently been doing some custom orders for people. Here’s one of them!”

“She was blasting this out in full 1980’s power ballad style in her room the other day. Cool song.”

Does your child say hilarious things? Send him your child’s quotes and have a similar book made for you!



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Another beautiful Christmas day – full of tradition, delicious food and spending time with family – has come and gone. 



Prosecco toast with roasted vegetable fritata.

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Matt loved his original art piece…

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                                                                                            Mom wearing her new scarf..


Dad put his squirrel-proof bird house out, shortly after opening it…


A walk into the sunshine

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                                                                                                               Dad watching the birds

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 Wine toppers from Germany!… We each got to choose our own…

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CHRISTMAS DINNER: Homemade lasagna, chibatta with roasted garlic and pesto

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My mom’s so silly

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WITS & WAGERS: Trying to figure out how many times Paul McCartney sings “let it be” in the song….. Also another question asked when Campbell’s Soup Co. originated – and both my parents and my brother wagered 1938… How crazy! The night ended with going into the hot tub and looking at the clear star-lit sky… Such a great start to vacation! This is definitely one of my favorite days of the year… 


Christmas Eve 2014


Christmas Eve was a bit different without my father, but we kept the traditions alive – nonetheless. The Gladues hosted us and appreciated us being a part of their tradition. They showed us an arrowhead that was found in the backyard and updated us on the year’s events… And then onto Uncle Don and Aunt Jan’s which has been our tradition for as long as I can remember. 


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Be careful – Aunt Jan has a hammer! (Don’t worry, she’s only crushing some Skor bars)…IMG_1557

Marsha and her daughter Meghan


IMG_1560Uncle Art in his younger days…

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Aunt Priscilla and Uncle Don with Santa (my grandfather who’s funeral was on the day I was born)


 Sandy, Joe & Ethan

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Matt with Uncle Don, wearing one of his old shirts


Aunt Jan and I pour ourselves a little Egg Nog, when everyone else leaves…

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