Kids Say The Darndest Things Part IV

There’s not a day that goes by when the boys don’t come out with something that causes me to stop and laugh.  Usually it’s the highlight of my day, unless it comes when I’m trying to be a stern disciplinarian, in which case the uncontrollable grin kind of undermines my authority.  There were a few … More Kids Say The Darndest Things Part IV

Recent Pictures

B’s taken a few good pictures over the last few weeks, so I thought I’d share. K doing his best Bob the Builder impersonation. A was really happy with his new swimming goggles. Trust me, this kind of brotherly love is not a regular occurrence.

Happy Birthday

Giving a belated birthday shout-out to my main squeeze, B, who reached the big thirty-something yesterday. Yes, there’s no better story than a Dearlove born on St. Valentine’s Day. We had a pretty quiet family affair at home last night. The boys were eager to blow out the candles and tried to get a head … More Happy Birthday


After much talk and hand-wringing in early January that this year’s Winterlude would feature beach volleyball and sand castle demonstrations on account of the spring-like conditions, Mother Nature intervened and ensured the annual winter festival would go ahead as planned. In fact, I think this may be the best weather I’ve ever seen for Winterlude. … More Winterlude