A quiet start

January was a quiet, sleepy start to the new year. Sure there was school and work but noticeably absent were work trips and about half the school days. The massive blizzards that rocked the area resulted in no less than 6 snow days. What’s that? You missed the news of the great blizzard of 2018?…

Holly, jolly, Christmas

Man! Christmas is always a rippin’ good time and this year was no exception. It is perhaps one of the best times of the year in my mind if you do it right. A little bit of celebration, a little bit of humility and thankfulness for what you have, and plenty of food and drink!…

Gobble, Gobble

Another fine Turkey Day is in the logbooks! Thanksgiving was a welcomed, quiet, and long weekend off work and school for the whole family. We had some visitors from afar join us for the weekend and we still had too much food. A light lunch left room for the main event. Turkey, stuffing, salad, sweet…

Happy 5th to Will

Don’t be fooled by the published date on this post. The end of 2017 is right around the corner and I’m just now sitting down to talk about our favorite little guy’s 5th birthday from September. Life has been a bit of a blur the last few months, but doesn’t that really sum up the…

We’re Thankful

Thanksgiving was a good one this year. Family came north and family came south; both would eventually converge on our little home in Stafford. With the southern guest checked in to Casa de Wiktor, the burners were lit and the feast was prepared. Thumbs up all around the table as the food tasted even better…

Holiday Round Up

Who cares that we’re nearly 2 months into the new year. Let’s take a look back and see how the Wiktors spent their first East coast Christmas. Our December was jam packed with activities, it’s no wonder three of the four Wiktors were down for the count by the time Christmas arrived. I’m getting ahead…

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Much to the delight of Meredith, in the midst of snow-pocalypse there sat in the garage one FJ60, partially in pieces. Her disappointment in the loss of the garage parking spot (during the biggest snow storm in 70 years) was only rivaled by my disappointment in the loss of an opportunity to put the rig…

Snow-pocalypse!!!

I am happy to report we narrowly escaped the chaos that was SNOW-POCALYPSE. Or was is SNOW-MAGEDDON? I don’t know. It was all just so crazy and hard to keep up with… Call me biased but to a guy born and raised in Minnesota, it just seemed like it snowed pretty good for 36 hours…

Full of Thanks

As always, we have plenty to be thankful for in life. It is not that November merits more thankfulness than other months but rather there happens to be a meal with a catchy name this month that helps you not ignore how lucky you are. Among the list of things we are thankful for include…

“New Home?”

“New home?” is the second most commonly used question by William these days (second to “why?” of course). As repetitive as it may be, the answer is always yes. The next adventure has officially started! We closed on the new place in Northern Virginia this month. Sight unseen by me until closing day, to say…