Thanksgiving under the weather

28 Nov

It’s been an interesting Thanksgiving. My folks came to visit. Susie and Pearl had a terrible cold. So, the energy in the house was mixed. I helped with the Thanksgiving meal/ preparation. Susie made pumpkin pie and dressing (southern stuffing … Read More »

Glaze to Amaze Birthday

17 Nov

We held Pearl’s birthday party at Glaze to Amaze. There were over ten kids, a mixture of boys and girls. The setup was great with a dedicated area. We brought some extra art supplies, snacks, and chocolate cake. The kids … Read More »

Sailing across the Atlantic

7 Nov

We had some friends come visit for dinner. Nick and Gesa are leaving England for life on a sailboat. Nick leaves later in the week to begin the Milk Run across the Atlantic. Gesa will join him, with their two … Read More »

Pumpkin Carving Party

27 Oct

We had a great party tonight. The kids had a bunch of friends from school join along with their parents. There was probably around 50 people. We cooked a turkey and guests brought side dishes. With Halloween around the corner, … Read More »

Successful cancer checkup

23 Sep

Just wanted to let everyone know, Susie’s cancer checkup went well. We were in London last week and her MRI scans were unchanged. So, we’ll begin planning what to do the next six months. As to our last six months, … Read More »

Snowdonia

1 Sep

Last week we went on holiday to northern Wales. On our way, we stopped at Ironbridge Gorge. It was a perfect detour into the industrial age past. Ironically, the bridge was created the same time the American colonies were fighting … Read More »

Larry Mahlum

24 Aug

The last few days, I’ve been in San Diego. My good friend and former college roomate, Larry Mahlum, died. He had colotis which developed into colon cancer and matastasized throughout his body. I got to talk with him, briefly, before … Read More »

Paintball Birthday Party

7 Jul

We held Gabriel’s birthday party at Apocalypse Paintball. It was a great day. There were around ten kids and it was cloudy with no rain. The temperature was comfortable for them to run around in the paintball overalls. The party … Read More »

Bavaria

20 Jun

We spent a long weekend in Bavaria visiting our friends Wendy, Frank and Luke. Susie and Wendy met as part of UMA (Unconventional Mothers of Austin), when Gabriel and Luke were babies. They moved out to Munich about the same … Read More »

Chasing Grandmom and F in Ireland

4 Jun

Over the Summer half-term holiday, we joined Leora and F in Ireland. Instead of flying and renting a car, we drove our car through Bristol and southern Wales to take a ferry out of Fishguard to Rosslare Harbour. We stayed … Read More »

Chasing Grandmom and Fred in Ireland

4 Jun

Over the Summer half-term holiday, we joined Leora and Fred in Ireland. Instead of flying and renting a car, we drove our car through Bristol and southern Wales to take a ferry out of Fishguard to Rosslare Harbour. We stayed … Read More »

Relax Time in the Algarve

23 Apr

What can I say, this holiday was unbelievable. We stayed in a Villa outside of Boliqueime in a little town called Alfontes. The villa (Casa Meme) was to die for. It had a private pool, hot tub, and tennis court. … Read More »