Monthly Archives: December 2014

Year in Review, 2014

You know how this goes…

And now, if for some reason you didn’t already receive it, we’d like to deliver to you our…

2014 year-end photo recap!

(click for photo fun!)

(click for photo fun!)

(brought to you by the slower-than-ever but still alive and kickin’ Flickr)

I’m sure by now everyone knows this is our version of a holiday card: meant to be something our friends and family will enjoy reliving with us, and maybe even something they’ll actually want to hang onto. We know we enjoy doing this! And we most definitely hang onto these photos, but more importantly, the memories.

Looking back now, it’s hard to believe 2014 is over. As I wrote in my letter to family and friends, it’s a good-looking year on Flickr, but we’re excited for what lies ahead. Despite all the fun, 2014 was (as you read here) also a lot of work for us. Some we brought on ourselves, some was demanded of us, some was opportunistic. At the end of it all, we’re happy and poised for even greater success, but we’re reminding ourselves that – to quote Munga on our wedding day – “life is not just what you learn or what you earn, but what you do with it.”

These photos remind us that the people we did it all with are what really matters. They will make 2015 great, and we hope to see their smiling faces – more, and others, too – when we get to the next recap.

Anyway, that’s enough waxing philosophical for now. I’ve just returned from my Mexican Christmas Chill-out and I’m feeling all groovy (more on that soon enough). I’ll just end by saying…

That’s a wrap, 2014! See ya on the flipside…


See our past year-end photo recaps here:


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Feliz Navidad!

Merry Cabo Christmas to all our friends and family. We’ve been having too much fun to correspond or document very much… Or maybe it’s the tequila, making us forget our rituals…


Regardless, we apologize, but this is what we came here for. OPERATION: SECOND HONEYMOON is a success.

¡Feliz Navidad!

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From Cabo with Love

You know, when it gets to be this time of year, even though you have a FABULOUS all-inclusive Mexican beach bonanza of a Christmas planned… just for you and your awesome, much, much better half who you’ve not gotten enough private vacation time with all year long… you just can’t help but miss certain people, and wish they could come along with you.



So you dig around for photos of your 90-something-years-old grandparents and assemble them here on the blog. This is how we’ll take them all with us!

(And see? Some of them even dig pool parties, still!)

And we WILL see them when we get back. We will.

Burgess' 91st birthday, Christmas in Fresno, 2010.

Burgess’ 91st birthday, Christmas in Fresno, 2010.

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Well the weather outside is frightful indeed, but the fire – if we hadn’t knocked down our chimney to be seismically safe and could still have one inside – would be so delightful indeed.

Our halls are totally decked and cozified, and we’re juuust about ready to start enjoying our holiday season.

Treeeeee! v.2014

Treeeeee! v.2014

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For Love of the Team


It’s been a hard, hard quarter for my team at work.

One in which they’ve had had the rug pulled out from under them, in more than one proverbial way, more than once. One in which they’ve had to say goodbye to teammates they truly cared for. One in which they’ve had to work extra hard anyway to beat the odds on a terrible retail season. Continue reading