A day in the life of March

March has been a relatively quiet month around the house. Well, let me rephrase that… March has been a month around the house. Home as a family? Mostly. Quiet? Never. The hustle and bustle of life never can be avoided but sometimes you remember to take a break from it all and smile about the…

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…

Hello again Austin!

So I know I said our vacationing was going to be on the decline but we had an opportunity we couldn’t pass up to visit with some friends in Texas (more to follow on that) and figured “since we was…” So, Austin, TX it was for about 24 hours. I have been to Austin a…

Home of the Hamburger?

You know what you do when you head to Hamburg right? Eat a Hamburg steak. Frikadeller baby. Slap it in a bun and throw some fixings on it and it’ll change your life. The stars aligned somewhat for this trip; mom and dad had flexible enough schedules to sneak away and Mumsie’s availability supported our…

Dog days of summer

July is when the temps pick up around here and when that’s the case, we seem to find ourselves chasing the usual American escapes. A little road trip here, a little bike trip there, and as much pool time as we can find. Of course there are near-daily ice cream for the kids (and mom)…

James, is that you I smell?

Not the traditional greeting for a new year but we’ll get to that. Eager to start 2016 with something new, we piled in the car on the 2nd and headed down to Richmond for the day. The first stop was Maymont which was a big hit for both short and tall Wiktors alike. The former…

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…

Annapolis, part deux

What’s better than eating a few dozen steamed crabs and drinking a couple of beers in Annapolis in the summer? Doing it again of course. Out to prove that there is no such thing as “too much of a good thing,” we headed back to Annapolis to meet a long-time friend who happened to be…

Don’t Give Up The Ship!

Now that we’re somewhat settled in, it is time to explore the area. We took advantage of a good deal on a hotel and took a day trip up to Annapolis this weekend. Fun city with a bunch of history and a boat or two. We got an insider tour of the Naval Academy, ate…