I have never been aboard a steamer I am just content to be a dreamer Even if I could afford a steamer I will take the ferry boat every time ~Andrews Sisters, Ferry Boat Serenade Riding the Seattle ferry Whether riding the Seattle ferry or not, ferry yourself over to Delicious Baby Photo Friday […]
You will find more happiness growing down than up. ~Author unknown Jumping into Fatherhood Happy Father’s Day –to Big Papa and all the dads out there, especially those who had to jump through a lot of hoops before they could jump for joy. Want more to jump for? Check out Delicious Baby Photo Friday!
A few months ago, Big Papa ventured into gluten-free land. He did not go willingly –it took a number of years, at least seven trips to the emergency room (he has a rare allergic reaction to a combination of wheat and exertion which can result in anaphylaxis), and some clever insistence on the part of […]
Real isn’t how you are made,’ said the Skin Horse. ‘It’s a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real. ”Does it hurt?’ asked the Rabbit.’Sometimes,’ said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. […]
In memory of my sister, Caren April 15, 1962–February 14, 2013 On Valentine’s Day, with so much attention focused on the the glitter of romantic love–chocolate, wine, roses, romantic dinners and extravagant gestures–we easily forget how much love lies in the grit of everyday life: friends and family who stand by us through challenging times, […]
We recently crossed a very important milestone. Baby Bird has spent half her life with us: ten months as a member of our family following ten months living in an orphanage. I’ve heard that adoptive parents should expect to see the biggest jumps in growth when a child has been with their family longer than […]
My dad was a storyteller, and stories of his days as a merchant marine were treasured favorites: adventure on the high seas, mischief and, most of all, camaraderie. Today he’s making one final trip out to sea–his ashes are aboard a naval ship in Norfolk, Virginia. Dad’s been waiting for his proverbial ship to sail […]
Eight years ago on 1-9-05, Seattle lay under a light blanket of snow and I got into my car and drove the mile between my apartment and Big Papa’s house for our first get-together. Over the previous week, we’d exchanged a few emails after meeting on an online dating site, but this was our first […]
Center stage, weighing in at a whopping 12 pounds, is Shepherd’s Pie 2012. Our signature holiday dish is number eight in a line-up of Shepherd’s Pies we’ve made since we started dating in 2005. Shepherd’s Pie–made the way it should be made–from scratch, with actual lamb shanks (86 the ground beef…come on people, we’re sheep […]
Happy Holidays from our home to yours.