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Took a minivan to Chinatown

The man of the house sang The Lumineers all the way to Boston the other day.

(Ho) Took a minivan to Chinatown (Hey)IMG_2069

Where Dunkin Donuts morphed into Chinese Characters (Hey)


The food! The cakes! I was inspired. (Ho)


The pork buns! (Hey)

Met Uncle Seth in Chinatown. He had just flown to Boston after visiting Vietnam, his birth country, the country he escaped as a child on a small fishing boat. IMG_2075Yea! We found him right by the pork buns.

IMG_2080“Outside you take pictures!” the woman with the pork buns scolded.


Outside in the cold, the older gents play cards

Boston:SethYou should be standin’ next to me…


I belong to you, you belong to me, you’re my sweetheart…

IMG_2081 Took a minivan to Mike’s Pastries (Oh!)

IMG_2087You belong to me, I belong to you, you’re my sweetheart. (Uh-huh)

IMG_2090 We came home to our snowy roads and wheelbarrows. (Hey)


And our chicken chores (Bawk)

ianUncle Ian took a plane to New Hampshuh’.

He works at a radio station and does voiceovers because he has this insanely deeeep and manly voice. He just finished a Body Verde Shaving Cream commercial HERE! (Woo-Wee!)

bowtieboyDaddy took a minivan to church. Wearing his bow-tie. You definitely belong to me 🙂


Took a trip with Grandpa. He loves my boy.

You belong to me

I belong to you

You’re my sweet

(Ho) Last One (Hey)



Into the Wild Blue Yonder…

We’ve had our share of trips…many many field trips.  Each class goes sometime during the last two weeks of school.  Gregor went on all of them this year.  First with Nelson to Odion Point in Maine.  Gregor was reminded how tight a school bus is.  

Then he went with Brynne to Squam Lake Science Center.  We were low on food and he got Brynne-size portions in a Barbie lunch box.  Oh it makes me laugh to see him eating his tiny chicken nuggets next to the other parents.

Paige was mad she didn’t get to go too.

Cope went on a whale watch in Boston but no parents allowed!
The last day of school.  Wow.  Another year older.  A middle-schooler next year!
And since it’s almost Father’s Day I’ll tell you a funny story.  
Last month I made a very impulsive purchase.  I’m blaming it on  Do you know it?  It featured some very fun Williams-Sonoma Star Wars pancake shapes for only $19.99!  What fun we would have – what JOY Nelson would feel opening the present and making pancakes with his mother.  When Gregor asked what I’d bought and I told him he said, “Frivolous purchase Amy.  Very frivolous.”  And I did feel a bit guilty because of course I had to buy the little pancake shaker thing to make perfect Star Wars pancakes and then the shipping…
But then, the other morning Gregor said, “Do you remember me asking you a question last night?” Hmmm.  Nope, couldn’t remember.  He said, “Sailboat?”  And then I did remember.  He came up while I was SLEEPING and said, “Amy there’s a sailboat on Craig’s List.”
“No.”  I remember saying this even with my eyes closed.
“Uh-uh.”  I remember shaking my head and falling back asleep.
So I said, “I do remember!  I was sleeping and I said no!”
Gregor smiled and said, “Since you were sleeping we’ll just chalk that up to clouded judgement.”
Gregor has wanted a sailboat for years and he finally found the right boat for the right price.
This baby is heavy.
After mowing the lawn in the 88 degree heat, Nelson and Gregor went out for a 3 hour sail.  Seeing Nelson bound off shrieking, “Daddy fell off twice. It was AWESOME!” was pretty great.  I have yet to sail but I can’t wait.  I think this will make for some great memories.  And I think Gregor got off easy.  Way too easy.
We tease our Daddy but we love him so.

We had Art and Heather over for dinner.  I love seeing Gregor and his dad converse.
Happy Father’s Day.  I love these guys.
I get to see my own Dad as we make the big trip west.  Whenever we’d go on a big trip he’d belt out, “Off we go into the wild blue yonder, off we go into the…” something or other.  We leave tomorrow night and drive straight through to Omaha.
Then we hit Bear Lake.
“And here we have Idaho, winning her way to fame.”  My dad grew up on a farm there and all of us kids know the song by heart.  The only state song I know.  Love that dad.
Then we’ll be camping in the Uinta Mountains in Utah.
Can’t wait to hit the point of the mountains and know we’re almost there. That dry desert heat.
Love it.  It’s been too long.
So until next time-
Off we go into the wild blue yonder!