Postcards

Rome: Why would we need a map?

So Mike and I are really good at traveling together.  Even when we were little kids, Mom would turn us loose in Boston, tell us to stay on the Green line, and we’d go off to museums and stuff.  And inevitably, I would get totally lost, and we’d wander around Read more…

By Rebecca, ago
Postcards

Naples Below

We took a tour of an underground aqueduct system beneath the city.  It was really, really cool — literally, quite pleasant on a hot summer day — and also marvelously strange to be walking through passages that served such an ordinary function but were such masterpieces of engineering, and so Read more…

By Rebecca, ago
Postcards

Christmas Alley

One of the first things we did on my visit to Naples was visit the touristy bit of downtown:  my family knew I would particularly like Christmas Alley, and indeed, it was (forgive me) right up my alley!  :D Naples is (I learned) the birthplace of the Nativity Scene.  I Read more…

By Rebecca, ago
Scrapbook

Happy Birthday(s)!

My brother and his daughter have the same birthday. In fact, for reasons of math, the digits in their ages always add to the same number.  Like, when he was 30, she was 3, and when he turned 42, she was turning 15. by

By Rebecca, ago
Hello

How to Love Mornings

Some few weeks ago my grandmother, who has learned to love email, sent me advice about how to become a Morning Person.   First of all, you must rise just before dawn. You put on a fluffy bathrobe and warm slippers and go into your kitchen.  (Your kitchen is beautiful, Read more…

By Rebecca, ago
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#ScrapbookSunday

I’m starting a new hashtag: #scrapbooksundays! This is my dad mid-pounce, last Christmas.  :)   And in serious contemplation of (I think) a Kids Discover magazine…     Dad and Jaden – it’s a photo from a million years ago but one of my favorites. by

By Rebecca, ago
Holidays

“Trick or Treat Thank You”

Halloween is not my favorite holiday. In fact, it’s only the supreme adorableness of the kids in my life that prevents me from becoming a total Halloween grinch!  But when I was a kid, I loved it as much as every kid does.  I loved the costumes, the candy, the Read more…

By Rebecca, ago
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Christmas Train

Last year’s trip to the Christmas Train at the children’s museum…  looking forward to another visit soon.  It’s getting to be that time of year…   The tiny trains run through three or four rooms!  The tracks all twist over and under each other, some down at knee level where Read more…

By Rebecca, ago
Kids

A relaxing dinner

A very relaxing dinner: Over the summer Jaden and Kyler came to stay with me for a week or so.  We have a long tradition of “playing restaurant” when they visit.  We first started playing this game when they were barely old enough to even help make sandwiches (and with Read more…

By Rebecca, ago
Kids

Pirate

When Mike and Christi and the kids were visiting, we all got together (with their grandparents too) to play a serious round of Dread Pirate.  It’s a family-favorite board game!  Here’s Kyler, practically beside himself with glee at being the Dread Pirate for several turns in a row.   And Read more…

By Rebecca, ago