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  • giving thanks

    December 9, 2020

    It was a quieter Thanksgiving. Simply everyone who lives at home (and Madi of course).

    Exercising Covid caution, Ben and Sammie and Fritzie made…

  • the long road to Berlin

    December 6, 2020

    “Hi Mom,” I could hear Gabe’s excitement crackling over the phone line. “Whatcha doing? Want to get Dad on the phone?”

    Just a week earlier,…

  • Oh Christmas Tree!

    December 4, 2020

    It felt almost too beautiful to be real– the day after Thanksgiving, hampers full of leftovers, clear roads and an easy drive up through…

  • one by one

    November 20, 2020

    It was a last-minute call, a scramble to change plans, and an early morning flight to San Francisco. 

    On Monday night, we received a call…

  • meeting Fritzie

    November 12, 2020

    Let’s go back to summer, a hot August afternoon, with the scent of honeysuckle in the garden, the splash of the swimming pool from…