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  • More Christmases: 2002-2009!

    Christmas was always one of our family’s favorite times of the year! Christmas got a whale of a buildup each year, starting with decorating the tree on November 26th. That was Mamie Régine’s birthday,…

  • “Fêtes!”

    We just loved “fêtes,” special days of any kind, and with six children had more than our fair share. For starters, we celebrated a collective eight birthdays a year, every year! Which gave…

  • 2007: Adolescence

    Here is our annual update from December 2007. It’s that time again: Best Wishes for the Holidays from Santa Cruz to you! Our adolescents remained determinedly adolescent again this year, which was not…