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Turning FOUR is fun galore!

We had a very busy weekend! Busy with celebrations, that is. Sunday was Mother’s Day, of course, but it was also Carolyn and Elizabeth’s birthday, and we also celebrated Janet’s birthday at the same time (although it’s technically not until next weekend) because we already had the whole family together and my parents were about […]

Easter Joy

One of the nice things about living close to family is that it’s a relatively simple thing for us to get together and celebrate occasions like Easter. So our family and my sister’s family gathered over at my parents’ house for a meal and some easter egg hunting fun. They sure did look cute in […]

Ahhh, bureaucracy…

I just had to fill out a new W-4 tax form, and I thought this little note at the bottom was rather amusing.

 

 

If you have to print your Paperwork Reduction Act Notice on a separate piece of paper, how is that really helping?

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Goodbye 2012

The last few months have been mostly pretty good for us, I’m pleased to say. Both of the girls and I were briefly sick with a fever about a month ago. If it was a flu virus, it wasn’t too terribly nasty. Then the girls both came down with a cough, which lasted for a […]

Camping Out

Last weekend Janet and I got to take the girls on their first camping trip! We’ve been looking forward to this for a long time, partly because we’ve missed doing things like this ourselves, but also because we really want our daughters to come to love the kind of outdoor fun that we enjoyed so […]