There’s a New Teen in Town!

This week we celebrated the 13th birthday of our eldest daughter Audrey. Yes, we have a new teenager in town. It’s exciting and scary at the same time — the scary part being how quickly time is passing! To celebrate, we went bowling and played in the arcade with some of her closest friends. I feel…

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Family Highlights 2013: The Extended Version

This year’s Christmas card did not contain the traditional Year in Review newsletter — sorry all, there are just not enough hours in my day! Instead, our card had the following highlights list on the back: For those of you who miss our annual newsletter, here is the “extended version” of this year’s family highlights:…

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Twelve years with our furry first “daughter”

Last night we said goodbye to our furry first “daughter,” our Siberian husky Pinge (ping-gah). Her name means “falling snow” in the native language of the Siberian Chukchi people, so it seems especially appropriate that snow was falling on her last day with us, creating a peaceful, powdery soft white blanket for her to slowly…

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My Tango With Traditions

  I love the idea of traditions just as much as the next person, and the warm and fuzzy feelings that word evokes in my heart. However I’ll admit that try as I might to establish and keep traditions, I’ve really struggled over the years with consistency. Which is a problem when you consider the…

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