Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Favorite one-liners from Tanner's audible phone log:

Day one: I'm in a loft and it's hotter than mercury soup. No mosquitoes but my insides may well become primoridial goo. No love for prisoners of war, friend.

Day two: I'm in a tent. Comfortable but we'll see how it goes.

Day three: Someone left the tent open. Mosquitoes imminent. Survival? Chancey.

Day four: I feel as if I've been microwaved.

Day five: Blood sucking mosquitoes everywhere. Hope to survive until I receive morning rations.

Day six: Another night in a primitive shelter. I stare at the trees of the forest and think, "How would I split them?"

Day seven: Rain, rain and more rain. Feet are shriveled like prunes. Feet will smell like a wet dog.

Day eight: Animals howling! Did not know I needed a shower that bad!

Day nine: Save, save indeed. Comfort Suites will you save us? Need to poo like a panda who ate too much  bamboo. Please, Comfort Suites, put a warm towel on my nostrils...Texas or bust - no busting allowed.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Princess Storytime

Grandma's are the Best!

Friday, August 15, 2014

The Other Golfing Greats

Even though golfing news this week was all about McIlroy's amazing PGA comeback, it doesn't hurt to mention the other story about a grandfather taking his grandson golfing...choosing to play with all his complications and pains from fighting leukemia lymphoma for eleven years!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Tom and Chee fans

While moving we received a lot of donuts! Sawyer stashed a few boxes of glazed donuts in the car, guarded them while they were driven to New England, and finally made them after the famous Tom and Chee's donut grilled cheese. If you're going to have donuts for breakfast, try one! Next up: Mac & cheese grilled cheese sandwich for lunch!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Dressing Up and Playing the Part

Tanner is thinking of law school, after his bachelor's degree, and got to spend the afternoon helping Uncle Aaron at his law office. Even made a court appearance!

He'll be a very keen lawyer. He might even name his daughter "Sue!"

In the words of the lawyer: "Twice this past week I also brought Tanner to work with me and he got a sneak peek into the life of a solo attorney. I had him answer my phone, research bank records, draft a deed, observe a divorce mediation session, and attend a motion hearing. Now he can put on hisresume, “Intern for Hutchins Law, P.C.” Whether I have cemented his desires for a legal career or crushed them remains to be seen."

Monday, August 11, 2014

New Hampshire cuzins'!

The best place to vacation - lots of water, sports, food and fun!
(And new this year...egg-roulette!)


Sunday, August 10, 2014

* F * A * M * I * L * Y * the Boston temple!

How fun to go with these beautiful cousins!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Time to Say Hello!


Just arrived and we're already visiting baby Ben!

Tanner adding a Brazilian coin to the fan stash ;-)

They share middle names: The McKay Club

Is it me, or does his garden get bigger each year?

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Time to Say Good Bye!

Best friends ever...out for dinner in the Charger!

Best neighbors ever!

No other pictures of the chess party...but the cake!

Best friends from school...the mothers are the bonus!

BEST speech teacher and dear friend!

Best parents away from home!

Last party!