If you're here because you couldn't resist checking out the QR code on the back of our holiday card, may I just say... you might be a dork. But, then again, consider that I'm the one who put a QR code on the back of our holiday card. I can relate! Saving this spot for an update on what's been happening around the Caird Creek Wildlife Sanctuary over the past year or two, since for some reason … [Read more...] about The Festive Season Update: 2021 Edition
Well, I’ve just sent Michael off with the Christmas cards, after a marathon session of sticking, stuffing and licking. And yet, I’d like to catch up with friends and family in a much more in-depth way (I miss you!!!), so I thought I’d do the equivalent of an “annual newsletter” right here on these virtual pages. (Please send along your own updates in email or in the comments!) While it’s … [Read more...] about The Festive Season Update: 2017 Edition
We’re lucky to be able to get away for the Thanksgiving holiday, retreating to my late father’s house in East Texas. It’s right on the edge of the Davy Crockett National Forest, and, surrounded by tall pines, it feels like we’re in the middle of nowhere. (We typically only see these giant trees when around here, so Rory calls them “family trees,” as he knows their presence means we are close to … [Read more...] about Thankful
… from the whole clan! P.S. Those Christmas cards bound for the UK… well, they’re now New Year’s cards, OK? … [Read more...] about Happy New Year!
I am not sure if Callum has quite figured out what “New York” actually means. When we’re out walking around, he’ll sometimes ask to go to “New York,” or when he gets out of bed, I’ll ask him where he’s going, and he’ll say “New York.” We’re here, baby, I tell him. We’re here…. Our furniture (and tons and tons of boxes) arrived on the Sunday before Christmas, and we’ve been digging our way out, … [Read more...] about In NYC for Christmas
Callum’s Christmas presents Originally uploaded by Pamela PC. He got a real kick out of the wrapping paper, and the presents, too! … [Read more...] about Callum’s First Christmas
Well, we didn’t get to go to Scotland, but we’re making the best of it. We’ve spent Christmas Eve "decking the halls" — putting up lights, lighting candles, lighting a fire in the hearth, playing Christmas music and generally making merry. Now we are sitting down to watch "It’s a Wonderful Life" and sip Baileys on ice. Then, of course we retire to await a visit from Santa. Better … [Read more...] about Christmas Eve, Home in California
Squealing with Delight Originally uploaded by Pamela PC. My dad has an unfailing ability to get Callum to squeal with delight. … [Read more...] about Thanksgiving at Grandpa’s House