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Ben and I had a wonderful Christmas break that was filled with friends and family! It was a long trip, so this is a long post, with lots of links and links to pictures…

Ben wishes he had Sunglasses!

We started off our trip by spending a few days with Wendy in Denver. […]

Wow it’s been a long time…

It seems we forgot to upload this blog entry at some point….

Well, apparently we can only manage quarterly blog updates. So here goes…

We spent Thanksgiving in Nashville with Bestey, Jim, Kori, Heri, Taariq, and Naadir. We had a ton of fun hanging out and went to the zoo. Our favorite part of zoo […]

Where did July, August, September, and October go?

Wow! It seems like you turn around, and you’ve missed 4 months of blog updates! Well, no time like the present for a new update! Perhaps most importantly, Gretchen’s leg is better – she’s well enough that she’s playing soccer again.

We’ve been busy. Very briefly, since the last update, we’ve:

attended the Meach family […]

June finished with a bang

The weekend after we got home from the midwest, Jim answered the “bathroom in distress” Heavner signal (much like the bat-signal, but without the crime-fighting involved) and stopped in while en-route to a conference in Canada. Serendipitously, Betsey happened to be planning a visit with Kori, Heri, and the boys in Philadelphia, so they all […]

Mid-June = mid-west

In mid-June, we took a break from gardening and the bathroom wall hole to travel to the midwest for a memorial service for Gretchen’s Grandpa, who died this spring. We loaded the car with camping and puppy supplies, and headed west, stopping to camp at Geneva-on-the-lake and to spend a day and two nights visiting […]

Catching up…

Other than mowing the lawn, our only gardening activity last fall was planting 100 tulip bulbs. They ALL came up AND bloomed! With this kind of positive encouragement, we’ve been doing a lot more gardening this spring already, and have plans for more.. The first thumbnail takes you to more tulip pictures.

Also, last weekend […]

Roman Shades!!!

Gretchen’s mom came to visit this week and we had a very busy time making roman shades for the bedroom and living room. We almost finished! We had to make shades for 8 windows, and good old JoAnn Fabrics in Ithaca (and Horseheads, and Cortland, and Auburn) just didn’t have enough of the roman shade […]

Christmas in Seattle!

We also spent Christmas in Seattle with my parents at their new house! Click on the thumbnail to see pictures. The new house is beautiful, but apparently when little kids aren’t around, we forget to get the camera out!

Christmas in Lubbock!

Ben and I are on a whirlwind Christmas trip that includes visits to Lubbock, TX and Bainbridge Island, WA. Santa came early in Lubbock, and we had lots of fun opening presents this morning with nephews Taariq and Naadir (and Kori, Heri, Jim (Dad), and Betsey (Mom)). Here are all the pictures of the Christmas […]