One Thousand Wedding Pictures

Quite a few people have emailed to say they are looking for wedding pictures on our blog. It turns out that we have about 1,000 pictures, thanks to the popularity of digital cameras and the wonderful people who made cds of their photos from our wedding and sent them to us. As you can imagine, […]

Update on Miracles

We had joy-inducing news about Grams yesterday, and I wanted to share it. Less than a week after the doctors said that there was almost no chance her spinal cord would heal from her Christmas Eve fall, she has feeling in her toes! I really like doctors and nurses (being related to quite a few […]

Christmas Spiriting

Jason here, commenting on a few 2005 Christmas season memories. We leaped into the Christmas spirit early this year, lugging a real evergreen into our small living room, displacing essential pieces of furniture along the way (thanks to Jeanette for the peanut M&Ms for the tree decorating party). Missy cooked up a few Christmas cookies […]

Ring a Ding Ding!

Just a quick post to commemorate midnight…52 minutes ago. We spent the evening at my aunt and uncle’s house with family, firing up our competitive juices with pool, ping-pong, fusball, and Catch-Phrase. No pics, as we were way too busy trying to beat the socks off each other to bother with the camera! 🙂 I […]

A Different Kind of Christmas

Just wanted to let you all know what is going on in our family and ask for your prayers. We had planned on spending Christmas in the mountains with my (Missy’s) family, but yesterday as we were loading up the car to leave my grandma tripped over an uneven part of the sidewalk and slammed […]


Very unhappy about the following news from the House Majority Whip’s office. SATURDAY`S FORECAST: On Saturday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. *Members are advised that a Sunday session is possible this week* mjs

“God Bless Us, Every One”

This weekend we took in what has become my favorite Christmas “tradition” (shh, I’m hoping that if I just secretly keep buying the tickets every year it will become a tradition) and went to Ford’s Theatre to see “A Christmas Carol.” If the name of the theatre sounds familiar but you can’t quite put your […]

fa la la la la…

As promised, here are some photos of our “decked halls”–as well as some of the not-so-decked areas of our house, in case you want to see where we live. I will note that though someone DID set up a blow-up snow globe complete with Santa, Frosty, and constantly blowing snow outside our condo building, I […]


In my head a debate has been raging regarding this blog–will it be a breezy Small Family Newsletter, rife with weekend updates and picture-tours of our little home, or will it be more introspective, a writer’s journal to fill with the random thoughts flitting through my head during the day? I still have time to […]

and we’re on our way…

The first blog entry. So intimidating, so critical, so “first-impression,” so…well, so finally started , after three tries. I really don’t think we can put off entering the “blog world” any longer, especially since I find great joy in other people’s blogs. Though I have the underlying fear that no one will ever read this, […]