It’s Officially Summer!

Schools done, the sun is out, the grass is green, and summer is officially kickin’ in Stafford. Most exciting for dad was the fact that the rain stopped and the grass got green. Really nice and green! What’s the old colloquialism? A happy lawn is a happy husband and a happy husband means a happy…

April Showers….

April showers don’t bring anything other than more showers in May. It’s been a wet month both inside the house (thanks to the leaky dishwasher) and outside the house. Fortunately it’s been somewhat of a quiet month as well with less work travel than usual. We got the tomatoes and other vegetables in the ground,…

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…