• Fun
  • A Very Hayley Housewarming

    We’ve been debating when to hold the Hayley Housewarming. At first thought, we said June – before vacation. That slid to July – after vacation. Then on to August – when there’s energy and budget. But this weekend, after hiking around outside for a few hours, I suggested that we wait until mid-October. It’s just […]

  • Family
  • How to Plan a Surprise Party

    Take 3 plotting daughters. Fill them full of half-truths, denials and excuses. Send one to town to “collect items in storage.” Send another to “spend time with family.” Have the other “unable to come to town due to work obligations.” Get the best family-friend-cake-maker to duplicate your parents’ wedding cake, using only blurry photos from […]