Oyster Fest

On Sunday, we decided to use one of my Christmas presents — a gift card for Hog Island Oyster Co. We drove up to the Napa location. Sooooo yummy! Theo and I shared an order of oysters on the half shell: Theo also ordered an oyster po’ boy with pickled …

Pinewood Derby!

Saturday was the Cub Scout Pinewood Derby! It was Sam’s first year and Theo’s fourth. Chris stressed out for two weeks, trying to plan the event. (It was supposed to be handled by several other parents, and some of them care through…others not so much.) But I have to say, …

Mare Island

On MLK Day, we took the boys to the naval museum on Mare Island. I didn’t take any pix in the museum …

Extras

Three pics that didn’t fit anywhere else. A delicious red pepper pasta I made: A cute pic of Sam at breakfast: And …

Animal House

The number of animals now equals the number of people in our house, and Chris has announced that we are “maxed out!” …

Mission Accomplished

Theo’s in fourth grade, and you know what fourth grade in California means (or maybe you don’t): the dreaded Mission Project! Given …

Letting My Past Define Me

In this past year and a half or so, as I’ve made a conscious decision to own my past and admit that …

Welcome to the Mid-40s

Well, it’s official: I have entered my mid-40s. I’m not exactly thrilled about that, mostly because it makes it very real that …

Auto Museum

At the DSCBA gala last year, we won a set of four tickets to the Blackhawk Auto Museum. It being a cold …

Grumble, Grumble

Did you know a group of pugs is called a grumble? Isn’t that the greatest name ever? Our grumble of pugs became …