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Christmas Newsletter 2014

New Albums

Finally, we got around to putting some pictures on this web page!  2009, where did you go? Check out the new entries under the Photo Albums link.

Broncos Magic

The new season of the Broncos just got going. We lost the first game, but won the second (and then lost the third). I can feel the magic: 15-1 14-2 final record, homefield advantage throughout the playoffs, and then a superbowl victory in Dallas. It’s going to be great.

Oh, and we have new seats, in the stadium’s new “Family Section”. The view is just a bit better than from the nosebleed section we were in the past two years, don’t you think?

10 things that drive me insane!

1. People who point at their wrist while asking for the time… I know where my watch is, pal, where the heck is yours? Do I point at my butt when I ask where the restroom is?
2. People who are willing to get off their butt to search the entire room for the T.V. remote because they refuse to walk to the T.V. and change the channel manually.
3. When people say ‘Oh, you just want to have your cake and eat it too.’ You’re darn right! What good is cake if you can’t eat it?
4. When people say ‘it’s always the last place you look’. Of course it is. Why the heck would you keep looking after you’ve found it? Do people do this?
5. When people say while watching a film ‘did you see that?’. No, I paid $9.00 to come to the cinema and stare at the stupid floor.
6. People who ask ‘Can I ask you a question?’… Didn’t really give me a choice there, did you sunshine?
7. When people say something is ‘new and improved!’. Which is it? If it’s new, then there has never been anything like it before. And if it’s an improvement, then there must have been something like it before, couldn’t be new.
9. When you are waiting for the bus and someone asks ‘Has the bus come yet?’. If the bus came would I be standing here?
10. When the freaking birds start chirping at 5:00 in the morning! Don’t they know I’m sleeping?
11. When people are to stupid to realize that number 8 in this list is missing.

This list is in no particular order. They all annoy me. Haha, well thanks for reading.

Innocent Greed

This year Woodrow announced that he no longer believes in Santa Claus. He just turned nine, so the announcement didn’t come as a surprise, though I will miss warning “Santa Claus saw that!” Along with his announcement, he gave me his and Emily’s Christmas Wish List. I enjoyed this display of avarice so much, I decided to list it for posterity (Woodrow’s misspellings and all). [Read more →]


As season ticket holders, we make the trek down to Denver for every Broncos home game. We usually have a great time, though Emily thinks football is barbaric and pointless.

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I wanna’ join the Evil league of Evil (aaaahhhahahaahahahaa)-I’m workin’ on it!

Okay, If you haven’t seen Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog by Joss Whedon, it’s an absolute must!  It’s a 45 minute internet show, which you can see on hulu if you click this LINK.

The music is wonderful and the lyrics even better.  My choice of favorite song rotates every time I listen but I probably am most stirred by On the Rise.   And I just LOVE Felicia Day! Her commentary/singfest is hysterically funny. I will never look at 9-inch heels the same way again!

Cross Country Skiing in the Moonlight

Living in Wyoming it’s tough to get moving in the winter.  However, several years ago I decided that since I love the outdoors so much, I best embrace Wyoming’s type of sports.  I started with down-hill skiing.  I took the kids and we’ve had many a fun day at the slopes.  While the kids are now better than I am,  I still enjoy a day skiing and being heckled by them.  My favorite days are when the Wyoming skies are beautifully blue and fresh snow has recently fallen.  The snow glistens on the slopes against a blazing sun, and all I need to have a great day are my snow pants and my ipod.    It’s clear, crisp, and simply stunning.

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Turkey and Football

It’s November and I’m looking at our family home page, and I’m shocked I haven’t posted any writing yet.  I should not be.  It’s been that kind of year.  A kind of year where every second of every day is consumed with more things that need to get done than there are minutes in the day.

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Sonata for a Good Man

Friday morning my dad passed away after a bout with cancer. The thing about cancer is that it zaps you of your strength long before it kills you. My dad’s world shrank as his illness progressed, confined first to the city, then the hospital, a wheelchair, and finally his bed. What never shrank was his spirit. And what will never shrink was what he left with me. [Read more →]