Monday, March 2, 2015

Makes My Monday: Double Daddy ROCKS

He's been in a band, Sad Biscuit Jones, for 15+ years.

As of October 2015, he will have been fighting melanoma for 10 years...

As of last month, 3 years at Stage 4.

As of last week, his scans, analyzed by our vigilant, cautious, non-sugarcoating oncologist ...

My man every possible way.

Thanks be to God, to our incredible Dr. Grosh, to all the cancer fighting teams at the UVA Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center, to the National Cancer Institute at NIH, to Drs. Steven Rosenberg and James Yang, to Chris Blackwell and the clinical trial administered by Bristol-Myers Squibb, to all the surgeons, radiologists, scan administrators, port placement teams, the IL-2 in-patient care nurses of 8W at UVA's main hospital, to our beloved church family, to our biological family, to our extended network of friends and supporters in real life and online....


Life is very, very good.

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

The DL on DK

The Down Low...on Dorling Kindersley.

From their lavishly illustrated board books for toddlers, to their more maturely composed texts for tween (and older) audiences, the books published by Dorling Kindersley have long been amongst our family favorites. (When forced to pare down our little ones' beyond ample library, the DK selections are often the hardest with which to part.)

Now, in our app-saturated era, wherein computer and hand-held devices occupy far more than their fair share of our twin teens' mind time, the darlings at DK are throwing their game-threatening gauntlet into the ring.

Behold, DKFindOut... a FREE online encyclopedia resplendent with more than 300 animations, 300 sounds, 9000 photos, 100 videos, and 3000 articles. 

Despite the declared target ages of 7-11, I (age 50) find it hard to resist!

With the distinct possibility of yet another snow day for us tomorrow, I am THRILLED to have a compelling, entertaining, interest-driven resource for my cabin-fevered twosome....and me!

Truly, go check it out....I'm confident you'll find it fun.

If you---or your kid(s)---find something particularly wonderful, share it in a comment. You'll be entered to win a free DKFindOut canvas tote! (Deadline: March 14th) A winner will be selected via

Enjoy the entertaining AND educational site, and let me know what you think!

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Way Back When-esday: Talk to Tomatoes

Dateline: February 22, 2005
Twins' Age: 3

Seeing this image brought that bouncy Veggie Tales theme song front and center to my mind's ear.

Yes, a squash can make me smile, and seeing this glimpse of my little Bob and Larry warms my heart this mid-week.

Did you realize Twinfatuation was the originating host of Way Back When-esday?

We've been looking back with love since 2007... so please join in, play along!

Dive into those digital files and share a photo find on your blog. On Facebook. Via Twitter. On Instagram...whatever your social media venue(s) of choice! 

Be sure to leave a comment here. Include the hashtags #WBW and #Twinfatuation via Facebook/Instragram/Twitter in order to share in the virtual photo album reverie! 

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