Category Archives: Holiday

Happy New Year!

We hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful Winter Break (assuming that applies to you!) Everyone has left the Alyn Family residence and we’re back to school today – just in time for the temperature to get … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

We’ve just returned from a wonderful week in Florida with Gretchen’s siblings. Rachel and Kevin generously donated a week at their timeshare in Ft. Lauderdale to celebrate Patty’s 29th birthday. The accomodations were wonderful and a good time was had … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas – Our Holiday Thus Far

For those who may not have heard, Erik is spending some time with us while Pammy recovers from a surgery she underwent on the 22nd. She’s recovering nicely and Erik’s doing okay being here with Oskar and Xavier. The Alyn … Continue reading

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MrBeer Homebrew Batch Coming Along Nicely

After a 7 day fermentation in the basement, which was a few degrees too cold for the yeast, I moved it into the kitchen and it’s coming along nicely — definitely a good move. The MrBeer kit was a present … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

photo:2134789455 They boy’s were up bright and early this morning waiting to open presents. Gretchen gave them a bath and we’ve done stockings already, waiting for everyone to wake up and arrive. More pictures sure to follow later. They’re eating … Continue reading

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Redskins Game (They Won!)

photo:2133645196 Kevin bought Vikings vs. Redskins tickets for the game last night as a Christmas present for the big boys in the family. I uploaded all of the photos I took during the game from our insanely good 2nd row … Continue reading

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Gretchen Bakes: Part 2

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Gretchen Bakes: Part 1

photo:2126177252Today Gretchen spent the better part of the afternoon making Gingerbread house pieces so that tomorrow the grand assembly can begin. She has made 3 amazing looking blank sets of house pieces ready to become the master pieces of young … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

photo:2054238869¬†We’re in West Dundee, IL with Patty for the holiday this year. The kids started the day with a little time playing Nintendo while Patty and Gretchen make lunch. The Turkey is over at our old house cooking away so … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween!

So the boys were Mario and Luigi (as previously mentioned) and they had a great time trick or treating around the block. Lucky for us, it was a reasonable amount of candy. Enjoy the costumes from Sunday’s neighborhood parade and … Continue reading

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