Archive for December, 2009

emerson’s mark

Hemangioma = an abnormal buildup of blood vessels in the skin or internal organs.  In most cases it appears during the first days or weeks of life and will have resolved at the latest by age 10. In infancy, it is the most common tumor. Emerson’s Mark = the spot on her wrist that has made […]


a new caroline

They are tough shoes to fill but I am quite confident that the Aunt Caroline we knew and loved so well is celebrating up in Heaven.  Her first granddaughter was born yesterday, and named in memory of her.  We could not be more excited to meet our new Caroline!  Congratulations to Betsy, Andy, Drew, Wally and […]



Eighteen years.  Tim and I had Misty for eighteen years.  My mother bought her at a small farm outside East Aurora, New York in 1991.  She had a good life.  But it came to an end sadly on Sunday morning.  I know it is only a cat but any pet becomes a part of the […]



I don’t cry often. In fact, rarely. But when I do it ain’t pretty. Last week I cried out of frustration (having a lack of control in my life) and ultimately joy. I made the conclusion something has to give…and soon. But two things brought tears of joy. Weepy Part 1 Briggs’ math grade has […]


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