Happy Yule! Merry Christmas! Welcome New Year!

Happy Holidays and a Shiny New Year filled with lots of love and good cheer!

  • The Ninth Pãramitã:   Loving Kindness (mettã) means ‘good will’ in all our actions.
  • My religion is very simple.  My religion is kindness. ~ The 14th Dali Lama
  • Kindness is the light that dissolves all walls between souls, families, and nations. ~ Paramahansa Yogananda
  • You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Is there any one maxim which ought to be acted upon throughout one’s whole life?  Surely the maxim of loving kindness is such. ~ Confucious

May your hearts and homes be filled with Loving Kindness now and always.

Love from Candi, Austin, Ellie, Marcus, Jose & Katey

This time of year it always seems we notice those missing from our lives a little bit more.  It seems harder to get on with the days without them here.  Hold your family close at the holidays and everyday… you just don’t know what’s around the corner.  So for all those faces & voices & hugs & kisses that will be missed at the table this Christmas – I still hold you all in my heart and miss you dearly.

Twinnies 6 month check-up


6-Month Statistics
6 mos 21 days Ellie Marcus
Height 2′ 2.25″ 2′ 2″
Weight 19 lbs 6 oz 17 lbs 3 oz
BMI 19.77 17.88
Head Circumference 45 cm 44.3 cm

And they both got 5 shots! Doc says they are both doing wonderfully and gave them the go ahead for more substantial foodstuffs. 

The other big news is that Ellie broke through her very first tooth this week!

New photo album

Trying out a new photo album… it seems to be a little cleaner looking with faster navigation.  Still working on the look and feel of it.  And the pics are not all commented or in any order, so bear with me on that one!


Timeline of a cold in a closed environment

    Cold season begins…


  • Wednesday – 12-yr old son is sniffling and blowing his nose
  • Thursday morning – 12-yr old son is coughing like an emphesema patient so I take him to the walk-in, antibiotics and albuterol are prescribed (damn inhaler is $45 AFTER insurance)
  • Friday – Boy twin is coughing and girl twin is sniffling
  • Saturday morning – Take twins to the walk-in, albutero with nebulizer is prescribed
  • Saturday night – Vaporizer and heater in the bedroom, twinnies aren’t eating like they should and son one needs to be ‘reminded’ to take his antibiotics — on the up side I think I’m getting enough residual meds that I probably won’t get sick (X crossing fingers X)
  • Sunday – Twinnies REALLY don’t like the nebulizer and it makes them shake and cry and generally unhappy, not sure it’s worth it — spacing the treatments out a little more, added pedialite to the menu so they are at least getting some liquids, Daddy is coughing…ellie_neb_30aug09







    Boy Oh Boy… just can’t wait for school to start so we can go thru this with a different virus every week!