First Woodworking Project: Mother’s Day Gifts

When I was a young boy, I fondly recall spending hours in the garage with my father’s bright orange K-mart electric drill. With this drill and a few other odd tools from my dad’s peg wall, I cobbled together my masterpiece: a new coat rack for Mom and Dad’s room; a very special gift for […]






Two Newest Blue Belts!

Annalise and Sean completed their Taekwodo blue belt testing yesterday. We were both impressed with how well Sean remembered his forms when demonstrating solo. Annalise was her usual confident self. Great job! And naturally to celebrate, we had blue pancakes with blue M&M’s covered with blueberry sauce! You’ve earned it.┬áCongratulations!






Yellow Belts

Annalise and Sean had testing for their yellow belts last night. This was our first belt test and we honestly weren’t sure what to expect. Annalise takes it fairly seriously and works hard to please. And I knew they were both capable of doing the forms and kicks. However Sean’s a bit hit-or-miss in regards […]






Movin’ and groovin’…

We haven’t blogged in a while, mainly because we’re chasing three very active kids. Nathan is about 7 1/2 months old and is on the move. He went from barely being able to sit by himself to crawling and pulling himself up to standing in what seemed to be a blink of an eye. He […]






Sean is 2!

On Saturday we celebrated Sean’s 2nd birthday! He’s such a “little man,” and an absolute joy!






‘Twas the Day After Christmas…

…and off to the Plane; Flying with 2 toddlers and an infant?? We must be insane! We had a wonderful trip to Buffalo to celebrate Christmas with Grandma and Grampa Jaromin and my sister’s families. Getting there, however, was another story. Mad Dash The children were nestled all snug in their bed, Blissfully unaware of […]






A Visit from Saint Nicholas

This year’s photos with Santa…






Big Kid Bed

Well…while Mommy and Daddy weren’t quite ready for the transition, Sean had other plans. After nearly a week of greeting us at his door in the morning (instead of safely inside his crib), we decided it would be safer to make the conversion from crib to toddler bed. Thank goodness his crib is convertible, since […]






First Snowman of the Year…






Sean’s Super ‘Do!

We decided to have a family portrait taken this weekend…and that meant it was also time for Sean’s first haircut! We all loved his little curls in the back, but the locks were getting a bit too out of control. Unlike his sister, Sean took the entire process in stride…no crying, complaints or even turning […]