Category Archives: Family “Fun”

Don’t Mess With Ninjabread Cookies

Grandson Thomas and my Beloved made some mean-looking but good-tasting Gingerbread cookies today. Thomas’ father, our son Ben, and cattle dog Penny photobombed the second image. With  Love, Russ Advertisements

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Overflowing with Love

Our son Brian and his family’s eighteen-day visit from Maryland to our not-so-sunny California shores came to an end in the early-morning hours today. Our son Ben and his family joined us every day, and our daughter Stephanie visited multiple … Continue reading

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More Pandemonium

Well, they’re gone. Our son Brian, wife Kristi, their three young children, and my Beloved left at 4 AM today, flying back to Maryland. (The latter to help them get through airports and while on the plane. She returns tomorrow.) It … Continue reading

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Highs and Lows

  Our trip to the redwoods took two minivans for the twelve of us. The highway  was jammed with cars headed for the beach over the mountains, so we took a scenic, windy, two-laned road through the mountains that unbeknownst to us … Continue reading

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Never a Dull Moment (Day Two)

A rodent got into a wall of our tiny old home and died shortly before our visitors arrived.  The stink is most unpleasant in our guest’s bedroom, our bathroom, and the bedroom where my Beloved and I sleep. The drain of … Continue reading

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Never a Dull Moment

Our tiny home is overflowing with love. And noise. And craziness. The reason: Five grandchildren under the age of five. Our son Brian and his wife and three boys are visiting from Maryland, and our other son Ben, and his wife … Continue reading

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Yes, I Remember

My Beloved and I just returned from a wonderful visit to meet our newest grandson, Raiden, in Maryland, his parents (our son Brian and his wife Kristi) and his brothers three year old twins Zachary and Alexander.  It was a … Continue reading

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