2014: The Year I Quit Faking It

So about this time one year ago I wrote a post summing up my year. It was a look at the Giovagnoni family, raw and unfiltered. That unconventional approach to a Christmas letter seemed to resonate with some people, so here we go again. First things first. Big things in 2014 ... Cara started ballet. We... Continue Reading →

Oh, Christmas Tree

I know I'm not supposed to start out a post by apologizing for not writing. Besides, that's so overdone. Instead, I'm going to just make a list of things I've done since I last wrote. (This list is not comprehensive. In case you were wondering.)Went to MinnesotaChanged Teams at WorkCut a Christmas TreeSat in Front... Continue Reading →

‘Tis the Season

Today was a momentous day. After church we went Christmas shopping. But here's the remarkable part ... it was Chris' suggestion! You know I wasn't about to say no.So the first hour we were at Costco. We even had lunch there - both of us for $3.17!! (Isn't Costco great?)Then the next five hours we... Continue Reading →

Christmas in January

Sorry I've missed a few days. I have a good excuse, though. Remember how sad I was that my sisters weren't here for Christmas? Well ... they were here this weekend!Micah met Uncle Chris and Aunt Valeen for the first time. He was obviously thrilled.We had waited to exchange Christmas gifts until everyone was together.... Continue Reading →

Merry Christmas, Dave Barnes Style

Installment #3. These videos just get more and more outrageous, just like his outfits. This is fast becoming my favorite Christmas tradition. Does he remind anyone else of Fez? In case you missed it, here's last year's Part 2. And, of course, who can forget the BEST ... Part 1.

Snow Globe

I have this weird idea that I'm living in a snow globe and someone shook it up today. The view through the window of my work space is gray, cold and dreary. The snow has been falling steadily all day long and it finally feels like Christmastime. Three weeks ...Speaking of Christmas, I decorated my... Continue Reading →

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