Home for the Holidays

We didn’t think it would make in on the calendar this year with all the other travel and change but at the last minute, we agreed to head back to Minnesota for Christmas. Travel back home always goes by too quickly but it is always puts a smile on everyone’s face. Once we landed in…

Luck of the Irish

Last year Grandpa let us in on his St. Patrick’s day shamrock shake tradition. He’s been going a good thirty years strong enjoying a shamrock shake ON St. Patrick’s day. Even though we weren’t able to share shakes with Grandpa we set off to enjoy a few. Technically, we cheated and enjoyed our shakes on…

Just another month in VA

Aside from Dad’s relentless work travel the past four months (the end is in sight), VA continues to be the source of smiles for the family. Three years after discovering it, we finally got a picture with the kids in front of “their intersection.” The kids continue to enjoy school and rarely come home with…

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 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…

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…

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…