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Committed husband, terrific dad and so-so public affairs professional running around the Petersburg-Fort Lee, Va. area.

Like a boss.

Joe owns the school.


Thanks Aunt Shelly!

Joe got a package yesterday, so we tore into it. It was a Christmas gift from Aunt Shelly on the West Coast.
Thanks Aunt Shelly!
It’s perfect – he loves to jump and it matches his room, which is already dominated by the tent and tunnel Aunt Shelly sent in the past.



Joe’s Grandma and Grandpa traveled a long way to spend a couple of days with us. Lia as always was a wonderful hostess, and dinner as always was terrific. Happy Thanksgiving everyonel!


Grandpa hamming it up with Joe.


Grandma and Lia working on dinner. Typical picture of my beautiful but camera-shy mom.


The lot of us about to destroy some food. (Lola photo copyright 2012. All rights reserved.)

Lola gets no love.

Lola’s been a daily nuisance for more than seven years. But other than getting in the way constantly and random, pointless barking, she’s really a good girl.

As she likes to say, “Has our house been broken into since I’ve been around? No? You’re welcome.”