This weekend was homecoming at my university, and I took Harlan and his buddy to be helpers. All the other kids had games, but then Gilbert’s got residual-rained out. Porter woke up Sunday with a bad sore throat, so he laid on the couch all day Sunday. Seamus, Gilbert, and Harlan went to the batting… Continue reading Homecoming

Omicron Wave

Well, after dodging Covid for two years, despite some traveling and hanging out with friends, and kids’ sports (most of this stuff was our family unit, and mostly outside), it finally caught up to us. Harlan started feeling a little sick on Wednesday last week, asking me for a tissue more than usual and wooling… Continue reading Omicron Wave

Skiing Copper Mountain

For the last few days, we’ve been at Copper Mountain during the day, and hanging out with our cousins at night. We have had a lot of snow. From Thursday until Saturday morning, it snowed and snowed. I think all told, we had about 12-14 inches of snow. We had a little trouble getting out… Continue reading Skiing Copper Mountain

Books of 2021

I read more books than I have since I started keeping track, and it was fun, but less fulfilling than I’d hoped to read a lot of books. I have some tweaks to make for next year, but for now, here’s the list for the archives, and some reflection. * indicates e-reader ^^indicates audio 1)… Continue reading Books of 2021

Christmas in Steamboat

As usual, Christmas was thrilling for the whole family. The little guys could barely contain their excitement. Santa came, leaving a Lego for Porter and Harlan, some trucks that he picked up from another house and left second hand in Steamboat. Unfortunately, Harlan recognized them… Seamus got a beautiful illustrated book of ski maps and… Continue reading Christmas in Steamboat

Lead Up to Break

We had a solid run up to Christmas, with some lovely traditions. We added some new things. For the first time, we put some lights on our bushes outside. I took Porter and a friend to see Junie B Jingle Bells, Batman Smells, a play at the community center that Porter’s friend was performing in.… Continue reading Lead Up to Break