Category Archives: family

Jamestown, Pirates & the End of Summer

We didn’t spend this past weekend (Labor Day) at the beach…as is traditional around here.  While the calendar and the first day of public school dictate the end of summer to most folks, we’ve got an extra week – Liam doesn’t start school ’till the 13th. Since we’re two blocks away and can walk down…

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The Grand Illumination of Williamsbark!

Okay…technically it’s “Colonial Williamsburg“, but you can’t tell Liam that.  He’ll argue the point. Last Sunday we went with Uncle Robert for the festivities!  It was C-C-C-OOOOLLDD but beautifully sunny, so we bundled up and off we went.  Robert and I browsed through Market Square on a hunt for unique tree ornaments while Liam and…

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I like it when…

Tonight, at about a half hour before bedtime, Liam was snuggling in my lap in the Living Room while Brian was watching baseball.  As usual, Liam was chattering incessantly about something or other…which he does ALL. THE. TIME. Half flippantly I laughed and said “Liam, I like it when you’re quiet!”   Without missing a beat,…

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Rock on, Rock! We miss you.

Below is the post that I wrote on my brother Rock’s birthday in June. I’m reposting it today, because I don’t have another post in me right now. Today is the eighth anniversary of Rock’s death. I miss him every day, but today is especially poigniant because I’m thinking of his kiddos – my nephew…

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Everything’s bigger in Texas – including the number of photos in this post!

We spent the first week in August in Dallas, Texas visiting Brian’s family. Great fun was had by all…especially Liam. Of course, I took tons of photos. AIRPORT Carpet snack while waiting to board. The better part of a four dollar bag of chips ended up on this carpet. Nice. Taking photos onboard to pass…

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Wordless Wednesday: Cousins

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July 3, 2009

Didn’t take any pics today, so here’s a recap of last year in preparation for tomorrow’s festivities. Uncle George set off some cool fireworks… Liam enthusiastically approved! Happy and Safe Independence Day to all.

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The National (and Family) Pastime

“The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it’s a part of our past, Ray. It reminds of us of all that…

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Fun with Uncle Robert

For those of you who may not know…Robert is not Liam’s biological Uncle, but he may as well be. He spoils him us rotten, and we love him. Robert and I have been buddies for, gosh – six years now. About every two months or so, we get together for a “playdate”, and have continued…

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BEACH in April!

We’re havin’ a heat wave. The past two days, it’s hit 90 degrees. Of course, for THIS family… that means BEACH! We weren’t the only ones with that idea. Cars were parked all along the two block walk from our house. It’s times like this that we remember how important LOCATION can be! We loaded…

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