July 3rd, 2011 Posted 11:20 am

So once again, we must apologize for our absence from the blogosphere. We’ve wanted to get back to blagging (yes, blagging, it’s better than blogging), but so much of what’s been going on in our lives has revolved around something we’ve wanted to keep under wraps. Well, the time has come for us to be forthcoming, so here it goes:

We’re getting a divorce.

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January 3rd, 2011 Posted 2:48 pm

Our brother Jeff is gettin’ hitched! Welcome to the family, Julia :)

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gamma ruth

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December 21st, 2010 Posted 11:05 pm

M(ike)’s paternal grandmother, Ruth, passed away today. Although we are glad that she is finally free from her sick body, we are sad that the we have lost such a caring and genuine person. We were looking forward to visiting her this year when we visit the Thielman clan for Christmas, so we’re a bit heartbroken that we won’t get to see her and her kind smile. We are so grateful that we were able to see her last year when we visited for Thanksgiving. She will be missed by all of us.

Goodbye, Gamma Ruth – Thank you for your love.

visiting gamma ruth

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charlie brown christmas


December 7th, 2010 Posted 9:33 pm

I had originally planned to include what you will soon be reading in my Thanksgiving post, but then I remembered A Charlie Brown Christmas and knew that today, an anniversary that is both sad and happy, would be a better day to post it.

For those of you who do not know, I love watching A Charlie Brown Christmas (and the Grinch, too, of course!); it’s one of the highlights of the year for me. I don’t even own a personal copy of it just so that I have an excuse to watch it on television. This little holiday ritual is so important to me that I have only ever missed it once. Can you guess when that was?

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November 25th, 2010 Posted 11:44 pm

This past year has been both difficult and wonderful. The first half was mostly difficult: lots of sleepless nights, lots of visits to the vet, and lots of soul-crushing homework; the second half, in contrast, has been all kinds of awesome. I’m grateful for the whole year.

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almost done ‘splainin’

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November 4th, 2010 Posted 7:46 pm

Things definitely weren’t looking good for poor Scuttlebutt, but then another miracle happened: he stopped throwing up. We were reluctant to get our hopes up at first, but we grew optimistic as a few days turned into a week and and then into several weeks. Before we knew it, Scuttlebutt had lasted an entire month without throwing up. By the time April rolled around, he was back to a healthy weight, his lymph node swellings had disappeared, and his blood protein and B12 levels were almost back to normal. As an added bonus, his improvement effectively ruled out FIP!

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dites-moi, pourquoi la vie est belle...

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