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We Live in New Hampshire Now

Sorry for the long hiatus. Moving cross-country is incredibly time consuming and difficult. But we’re all here – New Hampshire! By “all” I mean the four humans, two rabbits, and one cat. I also tried to bring 5 plants, but 2 didn’t survive the trip. One might be able to bounce back, but the other … Continue reading

California Bucket List

Last week, I created a California Bucket List – things to do before we leave California. I know you’re dying to know what’s on it, so without further ado: Lindsay Wildlife Museum after their renovations Bay Area Discovery Museum California Academy of Sciences  Charles M. Schulz Museum Exploratorium San Diego Zoo (and maybe the Oakland … Continue reading


September 26, 1975 May 1986 (age 10) Aunt Carol & Uncle Jon’s Wedding   February 1996 (age 20) Max and Robyn in Hair   September 25, 2005 Celebrating Robyn’s 30th Birthday September 26, 2015 Celebrating Robyn’s 40th Birthday

Happy New Year from The Chittister Family

Happy New Year from The Chittister Family

  WARM HOLIDAY HUGS Hello Friends and Family! We hope this letter finds you healthy, happy for this holiday season, and hopeful for the year ahead. In these newsletters, I try to focus on the positive. The past couple of years have been somewhat difficult. But, in the immortal words of Howard Jones, “things can … Continue reading

County Fair 2013

I realized that I never posted our epic, mostly awesome County Fair 2013 experience. I’m not going to now. But I will post some pictures, largely because I want everyone to see how much my kids have grown in just one year.

Boy Scouts

Max is an Eagle Scout. Therefore, Jackson is a Cub Scout. He is in his second year, so he’s a Wolf. I have very mixed feelings about this. In January 2014, the Boy Scouts of America decided to allow gay members. However, leaders cannot be openly gay. We wouldn’t even use an adoption agency that … Continue reading

Jackson’s Minecraft Birthday Party

Jackson’s Minecraft Birthday Party

Jackson turned 8 last Friday! It seems impossible, but it’s true. He wanted a Minecraft birthday party at the gym at which the kids take swimming lessons. Now, I know nothing about Minecraft, so thank God for the Internet! Pinterest was my friend. There aren’t any commercially available Minecraft party supplies, so I was going … Continue reading

Christmas 2013

I’ve certainly had worse Christmases than Christmas 2013. There was Christmas 2005, when my grandfather was in the hospital, dying. (He died on December 31, 2005.) The worst Christmas I remember was actually Christmas 1996, when my grandfather was in the hospital not dying. (Long story.) There was the one Christmas when I was a … Continue reading

Happy Holidays 2013

5×7 Folded Card View the entire collection of cards. Happy Holidays from the Chittister Family!   Hello Friends and Family! We hope this letter finds you healthy, happy for this holiday season, and hopeful for the year ahead.  2013 was a really busy year for us, and we’re looking forward to 2014.  The Top Seventeen … Continue reading