Stephanie (our niece) has made her knitted creations available online. Go see it at She has more pictures on her Flickr account. too. Like this one of her Redheaded Doll: (…which, mysteriously, is not for sale. Hmm…I wonder if she sleeps with it?)

It’s Wednesday!

Welcome home, you lucky little canine! The kids have dubbed her “Wednesday”, in honor of the day she came home. (Though Anna thinks she’s “black like goth”, so Wednesday Addams comes to mind.) Update: New video made with Anna’s “Flip” video camera. Pretty cool Christmas gift. Thanks, Santa!


Troy was scared to put his face on one of these little guys. So he did the only reasonable thing…He put his wife and kids’ photos on them! Enjoy our silly little Christmas video! Update: Troy got “Scrooged” for his non-participation in the first video: See it at

Honor Roll Kids

Emmett and Anna Rose were awarded on Friday with their Honor Roll recognition for the first marking period. We are so proud! You can view more pictures of the assembly in our photo album. (P.S. Katie had an outstanding report card as well. She is distraught at the unfairness that there are no letter grades … Read more

It finally happened!

No, you didn’t miss it last year (or the year before that.) The long-awaited “Move-in day” finally happened on the day after Thanksgiving. That’s right: Black Friday. For those of you keeping score, that’s two years and one month after the purchase date. Not bad, eh? We are very pleased with the outcome. It’s not … Read more