Yearly Archives: 2013

Everybody eats when they come to my house

“I’ve fixed your favorite dishes Hopin’ this good food fills ya Work my hands to the bone in the kitchen alone You better eat if it kills ya.” Every December for the past ten years, we have had a little dinner party called Red Christmas.  It’s called Red Christmas because the main menu items are […]

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Papa

My Dad passed away last Wednesday after a six-week battle with Legionnaire’s Disease.  After such a long road, it still came as a shock and was deeply saddening.  Still, Mom and Amy and I were witness to so many tangible blessings, the greatest of which was being able to be with him in his final moments.  His […]

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I have vague memories of New Orleans…

…and vague memories of owning a website.  Something like a photography blog???  Took me a few tries but I finally found it.  It being the most poorly maintained website ever.  I’ve been taking some pictures.  Just haven’t wanted to go into my office unless absolutely necessary for the last six months or so.  Doesn’t make […]

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Harbor Island 2013

We returned to Harbor Island this summer – maybe the twelfth year for me, and possibly the thirtieth for Andy.  And the kids are racking up the years there too.  It’s fun to see how that area is becoming familiar and home-like to them as it is to us.   We spent long days on […]

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I’m graduating from preschool!

You just read that and thought, “Man, is Mary-Evelyn self-absorbed or what?  She keeps taking her kids’ milestones and making them about herself.”  (See the First Communion post.)  But let me tell you why this really is more about me than about Woody.  By the time Woody finishes kindergarten next year, preschool will be but […]

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