The Holiday Wrap Up (pt. 1)


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12 hours up, 15 and a half hours back. Two kids very tolerant of Christmas car rides. 3 cold rainy days with much to be desired behavior and 3 days of great weather and the picture perfect family. A nice time with family, getting a chance to see how much my niece has grown and an awesome Christmas. Finishing up with a much unexpected New Years Eve celebration.

That was for Jenn, who says my stories are “very detailed”, so I wrapped up the holidays in 64¬†words. Now for my version… Continue reading

Sick Santa

Processed with VSCOcamAs we get ready to enter the fun and chaos that is Christmas, Nolin has been sick. My biggest hope is that today is the day that he wakes up and feels 100% better and that no one else catches it. If not it could be a long drive to Ba & Pop’s house.

This year Nolin wrote his first letter to Santa. It is kind of cool because although he loves the idea of Christmas, Santa and presents, he isn’t at the stage where he is focused in on any particular toys. This may be the last year for that. Continue reading

Halloween 4: The Curse of the Owl Dragon


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Halloween 4: Curse of The Dragon Owl from Our Modern Family on Vimeo.

Halloween seemed to creep up quickly this year. The kids are both getting to the age that they are really excited about it which makes the evening that much more fun.

This year, Ba & Pop really wanted to get the kids costumes. Although we originally wanted to let the kids pick their own costumes, we vetoed that decision after the decisions kept changing every minute. We figured we would surprise them when the costumes arrived. Continue reading


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