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Two G-Ma visits in a month!

…for visiting us twice in the past month.

She taught Grey how to properly throw gang signs,



Back when I was living in Columbus, Ohio my friends and I started a quote wall. Whenever a bit of brilliance (or otherwise) poured out of someone’s mouth, somebody would yell “Quote!” thus nominating it for Quote Board status. The quote then had to be seconded by someone (it almost always was), and then it would be written down to be forever immortalized on the Quote Board.

This is the modern day equivalent of that classic piece of my past.


“You’re like a really wholesome stripper.”

– Marla to Justin’s mom, 3/10/18

Context would only ruin it,


More visiting humans!

…for hanging out with the family a few weeks ago!

It was like Christmas cookie baking all over again… minus the trips to urgent care.

My mom thought that doll was West,


The 2017 Christmas Cookie Crew!

…even if our baking was slightly interrupted by two separate trips to urgent care!

Let’s keep it going this Saturday!

Missing the rest of the 2016 crew,


More! Visitors!

It was a great time… save for the restaurant meltdown,


Tara, Michael, and Nina visit! With a special appearance from Ma Shady!

…for coming over for a brunch/play date a couple weeks ago (with a super special appearance from Ma Shady)!

Always great to reconnect,


It's a Schleicher (and Ma Shady) visit!

…for visiting and joining us at the Field Museum a few weeks ago!

I’m really behind on these,


Suck it, 2016!

And then we watched Die Hard,


Also in memory of Grandma Hi-Guy!

…for this housewarming gift of hedgehog salt and pepper shakers!

In memory of Lenox,


Ma Shady for the win!

…on the most-active commenters list of 2015 here on “The Blarg.”

You’re slipping, Uncle Bob and Doherty.

Not sure if I should be proud of her or feel bad for her,