Sunday, January 4, 2015

Xmas in Maine, 2014



Part of our Christmas tradition has always been to visit my dad at some point on Christmas Day.  Up until recently, that involved either driving to the town next door or meeting up at our house after opening gifts at my mom's house.  This year, however, was different.  With his move to Maine came another new tradition.  Damien, Max and I drove up to his house the Sunday following Christmas.  We stayed until Tuesday.  We lounged around in comfy clothes and played more boardgames, ate cheese for dinner and drank lots and lots of chocolate milk.  Well, at least some of us did.  Damien took some great shots around the yard.  Can't wait for our next visit.









Saturday, January 3, 2015

Life with boys


 I love having a boy.  I know girls can do all these awesome things too.  Girls rock.  But I especially love watching Damien raise a boy.  He would be a stand-up dad to either.  I guess I just love life with boys.   And Max is the coolest boy I know.
















Thursday, January 1, 2015

NYE 2014



Here's to 2015.... Cheers!










Xmas 2014


My absolute favorite part of the holidays is spending time with my family.  This year, there was plenty of that.  We hosted Christmas eve at our house and then woke up there on Christmas day to open gifts with Max.  This year, all he asked for was a go by itself fire truck with a remote control that has a ladder that goes up and down and a new tricycle.  We ended up getting him a few more things but all in all, kept it simple.  I got Damien his tattoo and he got me a banjo.  From there, we went to my mom's to do gifts with my brothers, their girlfriends, my mom and of course, baby Orrin. The rest of the day was spent eating, relaxing and hanging out.  Our holiday cards never made it out but I may still print them and send them.  Happy holidays to all...