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…

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…

It’s beginning to look a lot like…

It’s beginning to look a lot like…. the same as every other sunny San Diego day? While it may still be 75 and sunny, signs of Christmas are popping up here in San Diego. Since we don’t have the change of seasons here to let us know the big man is coming with gifts, we…

Will’s 2nd Birthday

William’s birthday definitely didn’t lack celebration this year. He had not one or two, but four rounds of birthday candles to blow out. It was such a treat spending the week leading up to his birthday with family which allowed for all the extra celebrating. Sophia and Will certainly didn’t mind all the extra cake…

Portland

Portland, Portlandia, PDX. A city of many monikers, friendly people and no shortage of greenery. This trip first started out as a destination for Carolyn and I to run a marathon together. Plus, it has always been a spot Phil and I wanted to visit so it was a win-win in our book. Our trip…

Christmas [in April]

I was really sitting down to write a post about our springtime activities when I realized we still hadn’t posted pictures from our Christmas time in Minnesota. Unfortunately, we didn’t take that many pictures on the first end of our trip in Minnesota because we were without a lens – boo. Despite that, it was…

Viva l’Italia

Viva l’Italia indeed! So six months ago Meredith and I started planning a trip based around a set of dates rather than a particular destination. We talked about some Caribbean islands, various cities in the US, thought about Spain, and then settled on Portugal. The weather during the end of December wasn’t the best and…

Red, White and Blue

We celebrated Independence Day in the standard American way – barbequing, beers, fireworks and a whole lot of red, white and blue! Oh, and a little bit of mud on the side.

Photo Bomb!

Once again, I’ve been away from our lovely website for far too long. I’ll save the words for Phil and cut right to the good stuff!