• Humor

    One more Christmas post.

    There are many things in life we don’t get to choose. How tall we are. Our eye color. Your ugly ass feet. Who your parents are. Who your aunts and uncles are. Your grandparents. Your cousins. Your second cousins. Your siblings. And the people they chose to marry. Certain traditions, such as the tradition of spending the holidays with the family. Whether you chose to honor that tradition, well, that is your choice. I chose to spend the holidays with my family because my family is funny as hell and this is why I am the way I am. Overheard at the family Christmas Eve party: ____________ You just showed…

  • Travel

    Another Christmas in the books.

    Christmas this year was with Scott’s side of the family.  This is always a little bit more stressful than the years with my family. 1. There is always traveling of some sort.  A drive to Wichita this year.  The DVD player helped a lot.  Kate was better than I thought she would be.  Although, we did have to deal with Emma having an accident while taking a nap in the way down.  I apologize to those women that saw me drying out Emma’s underwear under the hand dryer.  And yelling a profanity after slamming my hip into the tiny restroom door. 2.  Scott’s family is more formal than mine, especially…

  • Humor

    Family Tree

    My mom has been working on our family geneaology.  She is full blown obsessed.  She has taken classes at the library.  She has gone to family graveyards and taken pictures of individual graves.  She has color coded index cards to keep names and dates straight.  She has books on books on how to trace your family.  She is documenting everything. She can only go back so far with her own history.  Just two generations back come straight from Mexico.  To do research in Mexico you must go to the Catholic churches in the respected Mexican towns.  The Catholic churches are the ones that keep records, not the government.  So she…