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My lil’ sister got married

By the time you read this my not-so-little-any-more sister will have been married for about three days.  Three days!

I usually make books for wedding gifts.  I made the guest sign-in book for our wedding and in the car on the way back from our four-day extravaganza Alvin and I were sharing the things each of us saw but the other one didn’t, and the things we didn’t want to forget.  I jotted them down in the back of the sign-in book under the heading “Random Memories and Things People Told Us.”  Some of the things that made the cut were: Continue Reading


The GB Pockit stroller: A ROAD-TESTED review

I was on the fence about buying a new stroller before our trip to Italy.  Carys doesn’t use the one we have very much, largely as a function of where we live – we usually have to drive to places we want to get to, and if we just go out for a walk then we both walk.  But I had visions of being in long lines at security and immigration in the airport without the means to contain her, as well as being in cities and not wanting to carry her in the front pack all the time as she’s really too heavy for it.  I’m more than willing to carry her in the backpack and as she gets older she’s generally fine with it if we are hiking (i.e. constantly on the move), but I doubted her willingness to stay in it as we were wandering and sightseeing.

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