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Sunday in the Sticks

Grandma teaching Bug how to Knifty knit.

We visit the sticks once a month. We used to visit on the fourth Sunday of the month but we’ve moved it to the third Sunday.


We visit so we can spend time with Grandma. Grandma is getting older and tireder and she doesn’t do as much as she would like to but she still really loves to have company so company we be. It’s fun to be company. It’s nice to have a big family dinner as a tradition too. The older I get the more I love tradition.

Cooking with Auntie.

My Aunt Keren always fixes us something fancy. She’s good at fancy.

Sneaking a cupcake.

And of course there is always dessert. Usually something Bug helps with.

Even Papa gets in on the action.

My Dad even got in on the action this time. It’s been so nice having my dad around more. It sucks that he’s home because he busted his rotator cuff and is in so much pain at night that he’s taken up drinking a glass of wine to help him sleep but it sure is nice having him around. I hope his glove business takes off so he can stay home all the time. His surgery to fix his shoulder is scheduled for January and then he’ll have time after that to heal so I guess we’ll just have to see.

Home again.

Then back on the road again, jiggety jog.

It won't be done in time but that's okay. The heart paints what the heart paints.

Bug was kinda out of sorts on our way home. Probably lots of mixed feelings about missing old friends. So we stopped and painted a plate. Painting always cures what ails you.


  • auntie keren

    We had a great time. Dishes are done and I found Gramma getting another cupcake so I put the rest in the freezer ;) The kittens came back! Oh what shall I do?

  • Alma

    Painting does cure. I love visiting with the grandparents too, that relationship is so important for the little ones. What is bug making in the first pic?

  • trena

    Family Sundays are the best–we always did something fun (even if it was something as simple as popping popcorn and watching the ‘Sunday Movie of the Week’) on Sundays when I was growing up :).

    Hey, I know this isn’t your dad’s blog, but you might think about doing a little shout-out post about what his glove business is all about. My husband is an OTR trucker (and notoriously hard to buy for) and I went and looked at your dad’s glove website and I would be totally interested (Hello Christmas for my husband :)) but I just want to know a little bit more–we live on the East Coast and I’ve never heard of that brand before. What makes them so great? I think that’s awesome–it speaks volumes if someone in the industry that actually uses a product and knows it works and can be counted on promotes an item like the gloves. Any plans for him to expand his line-up, like rest of the year gloves or the waterproof/neoprene gloves they wear when fueling up?

    Keep up the good work–I’m a long-time reader and always enjoy seeing what you and Bug are up to :).