Archive | April, 2012

another 2k…worth o’ words!

oh my goodness!  how long has it been since i’ve shamelessly displayed pictures of my adorable little people?

i agree!  entirely too long!

so here’s a couple of shots…of the littlest two, at least…after alex and emma got a hold of ‘em…

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kojak…minus his “lolly”…

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…and our little “hip hopper”, 2 bitz!

get it?  kojak…ko-jack…‘cause he looks like the bald guy with a serious addiction to lollypops who’d always say, “who loves ya, baby?”…and, well, he’s a baby?


then how about 2 bitz…‘cause she’s two…and we call her “bits”…but i changed it to a “z” on account of the whole “hip hop” thing.  and there’s that rapper who calls himself “50 cent”…which, now that i think about it, doesn’t really make much cents…i mean sense…because “two bits” was actually the colonial equivalent of about 25¢, not 50…

well…anyway…you get the picture…

get it?


okay!  alright!  enough already!

– june 22, 2006

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dear blog,

i think that…every now and again…i’ll publish a post from our family’s previous blog

‘cause i’m nostalgic like that…

something “from the archives”…

very sincerely,

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“my life”

cast of characters: 

jason (“j.”, “j.j.”, “honey”) – the leader of the tribe; faithful, manly provider of things

darcie (“darc”) – his wife of 20 years; slightly older, much less wiser washer of the things

alexander (“alex”, “i’ya”) – his 19-year-old firstborn son; guitar player, dance party organizer and (overall) older brother extraordinaire

emma (“em”, “emmie”) – his 15-year-old daughter; expert knitter, crocheter and…God bless her…diaper changer

hannah (“hannah-girl”) – his 12-year-old daughter; lover of art, science, flora and fauna

claire (“clairie”, “clairie belle”) – his 10-year-old daughter; bookworm, cartoonist and bosom buddy to bits

elisabeth (“bits”, “bitsy”) – his 8-year-old daughter; infectious giggler, polly pocket lover and bosom buddy to claire

john (“jack”, “bubba”) – his 6-year-old son; tenderhearted back rubber and ear-bender

william (“will”, “wee’um”) – his 4-year-old son; spectacle wearer, lisp bearer and consistent provider of comic relief

eian (“baby”, “eian b’eian”) – his 7½-month-old son; smiley, squishy and utterly chubbalicious 



a 1950’s ranch-style home in the suburbs of p-town.


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(the dining room.  the children sit at the dining room table diligently working on their studies.  sunlight streams through the sliding glass door, bathing them in soft white light and creating a halo effect around each of their bowed heads.  the baby sits on a blanket on the floor entertaining himself with an assortment of sensory-stimulating toys.  we hear the buzzer of the drier sound from the adjoining laundry room.  darcie enters stage right.  she’s wearing a yellow and white check cotton dress, kitten heels and a ruffled apron tied snugly with a smart bow.  she passes through the kitchen as she makes her way to the laundry room, stopping momentarily to lift the lid of the crock pot and check on her pot roast.  jason enters from the garage stage left.)

jason: [stops abruptly and glances around in confusion; then with a smirk] okay…ha ha…very funny.  now, who are you people and what have you done with my real life?


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i woke to a full day ahead…more blur

sweet emma grace…bless her heart…whispers, “mom, you might want to grab your camera.”


and there…right there

see it?

focus…amidst the “all a blur”…

jammified and cozied by the crackling fire…bits sharing dr. suess with baby…

my mama’s heart all melty

best start to a blurry day!

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dear blog,

okay…i used to do this…“keep” you…

it’s been awhile…

back then, it was just a way to keep in touch with everyone while we were so far away…

but now

now, i just wanna keep in touch…with my life

it’s going by so fast…all a blur…

i don’t want to miss any of it

i want to be…herenow

to live it…this one life…not just remember it…

so i’m gonna pin bits and pieces of it…moments…down here…

to try to slow it down a bit…keep it in focus…

no more “i’ll start tomorrow”…

but now

very sincerely,

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