Monday, December 31, 2012

For The Record

I know this post won't be all that interesting to anyone who isn't a Gregory, but as this is our only real family journal, I'm using it to list the Gregory family events of 2012.  In no particular order:

-We sold our house in Davis
-Camp Half Blood Lucy birthday extravaganza
-Trip to France, especially being there for Music Night
-Epic trip to southern Utah w/ Rachel
- Joshua James in concert
- another summer of dreams in California
- We moved (barely notable, I know)
-Rachel moved in with us
- Okefenokee Swamp.  With real alligators.
- Weekend getaway trip to Charleston.
- Theo's first time skiing
- Chris started working for Primary Children's Hospital
- Theo had surgery to have his adenoids removed
- New Hampshire for Thanksgiving
- We picked up a couple of cats (and got rid of a rabbit!  Hurray!)
- Lucy got glasses, orthodontia and her first pimple.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

summer in december

this is a video the lawrence cousins sent out as a sort of christmas card...

Sunday, December 23, 2012


The Diesel #2 Food Mart outside Chowchilla, CA may not have had a working light in the bathroom or hand soap, but it did have 7-Up, a sink to throw up in, and an attendant that didn't judge me for walking in wearing high heels with socks.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

the last word

colin walks into the bathroom where jack and i are.  he seems to be trying to put on a belt.
c- "mom!  i need help with my seatbelt!"
jack (snort)- "it's not a seatbelt!  it's just a belt!"
colin - (feeling defensive yells back) "yes it is!  it is a seatbelt!"
jack - "no it's not!"
me- "jack, he can call it a seatbelt if he wants to."
j- "no he can't!"
me - "yes he can.  he can call it a UNICORN if he wants to."

(i turn and walk out, thinking the point is made, and hear as i walk down the hall..)

jack- (in that under-the-breath "i'm going to get the last word" voice..) "well you can't call it that."

colin (yelling)- "well mom said i can call you a POOPER if i want to!"

Saturday, December 8, 2012

A Diner a Day

Stellas - Hartland, Vermont

The Four Aces - West Lebanon, New Hampshire

Lou's - Hanover, New Hampshire

Windsor Diner - Windsor, Vermont

Rachel claims to have weighed herself before and after Thanksgiving dinner, scientifically proving that she gained 2 pounds, even though she only ate a 1/2 plate of food.  What we should have done is weighed ourselves before and after we began our strict dietary regimen of a diner a day. Some memorable moments from the week:
-Gwen being about as cute as a kid can get.
-Chris's unbridled glee when we arrived at our borrowed house to find brine-worthy buckets in every cupboard.
-The one-drumstick turkey carcass salute
- Jerry, "We're not voting; this is science."
-Levi showing up on our doorstep after sneaking out of his house and scootering himself down the street. "Jiminy Cricket, he's flown the coop!"
-Watching 'Moonrise Kingdom' with Viv and having her laugh just as much as I hoped she would.
-Art day with the kids at the gallery.  "When I really like something, I whisper it!"
-Kids cutting down a Christmas tree with a rusty hacksaw.
-Apple cider donuts.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Hal Summit Rees

Hal joined our family today. Born at 5:32 am, weighing 7 lb 14 oz, 20.5 in. in length.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Rees Family Thanksgiving

Gordon and I celebrated Thanksgiving this year with just the two of us.