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Family Time in 2012

The best gift we received this year was a new niece, little Ava Lynn, who was just two weeks and one day old when we met her at her home just south of Seattle. She’s a precious little doll who will give your arms a killer workout trying to bob her up and down in juuuust the right position. We became dear friends over three snuggle-filled days by the warm fire of the Diller home.

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Never far from their cousin Ava were energetic Nathan (4) and Dylan (6) who were thrilled to bits to see Uncle Jer! There was much goofing around, playing games, making puzzles and putting together new gifts while still giving some attention to the classics their mom played with when she was a kid. Seeing these boys smile - Dylan missing teeth this year! - was a highlight of my holiday season.

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In San Carlos we were welcomed by my brother’s family for a second round of Christmas. Jack (nearly 4!) was happy to open his own gifts, then help you with his, between which he would show off the amazing plane his Grandma Nancy got him. Carolina (aka Beana) was much more interactive than when we spent last Christmas with her as a newborn snuggled into Jeremy’s lap for hours on end. Now she’s up and walking around, with the help of a supervising adult, and not afraid to try to break into your Play-doh if you leave it laying around.

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At the Hiller Aviation Museum Captain Jack took us for a flight around the country. Despite weather issues Jack flew us to Chicago to see Grandma Carolyn and Grandpa Allan before routing to North Carolina for a fly-over to wave to Cousin Caleb, then finally headed out to Hawaii where one of the BFF Lylas was vacationing with her family. Once the plane’s course was set he became flight attendant and offered us all food and beverages with his new friend for the day, Ana.

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In the “Kids Say The Darndest Things” category Jack offered us a variety of beverages including milk, soda, water, juice and pornjay. I didn’t even know a drink called pornjay existed but Jack was sure it did and brought us all a round. Later he explained it was a HOT drink. Not spicy really, more temperature warm. It paired well with the cinnamon rolls Ana brought us. Why don’t real airlines offer hot cinnamon rolls and pornjay?! I’m writing a strongly worded letter to United….

Happy holidays everyone! I hope your days were filled with as much little kid holiday fun and energy as mine was!

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Halloween is coming and last night we started to really get in the spirit by carving a pumpkin. It took nearly two hours to complete this spider masterpiece. I can see why as kids we never carved intricate images into our orange squash. The attention span of the under 13 crowd can’t deal with something this involved, and rightly so. As an adult I will gladly watch a zombie TV show, carve a pumpkin and enjoy tasty cinnamon sugar pumpkin seeds cooked up by my husband for a chill pre-Halloween evening.
Now, about a costume…. Any ideas?

Halloween is coming and last night we started to really get in the spirit by carving a pumpkin. It took nearly two hours to complete this spider masterpiece. I can see why as kids we never carved intricate images into our orange squash. The attention span of the under 13 crowd can’t deal with something this involved, and rightly so. As an adult I will gladly watch a zombie TV show, carve a pumpkin and enjoy tasty cinnamon sugar pumpkin seeds cooked up by my husband for a chill pre-Halloween evening.

Now, about a costume…. Any ideas?

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                                Happy 4th of July!!!
I have been saving this fun cake for months, waiting until THE fourth of July to share it with you all on this, the most patriotic of days in the calendar of the United States. Kudos to the master baker at Glorious Treats for creating this red, white and blue masterpiece to honor our country.

                                Happy 4th of July!!!

I have been saving this fun cake for months, waiting until THE fourth of July to share it with you all on this, the most patriotic of days in the calendar of the United States. Kudos to the master baker at Glorious Treats for creating this red, white and blue masterpiece to honor our country.

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