Santa’s Portable North Pole

Santa has a special message for Tristan and William this year… Tristan’s message William’s message...

Lego Calendar

Each year around this time, we get a Lego Advent Calendar in anticipation of the upcoming Christmas holiday. Thanks to Tom’s love of Legos, this tradition long pre-dates the arrival of Tristan and William. We have augmented the Lego calendar with a Playmobile calendar as well so both boys...

Vineyard Catalog!

Earlier this year, we had some excitement when the boys appeared on the Vineyard Vines website. Imagine how crazed the Payne household got when we recieved this year’s Holiday Catalog. Not only does it offer crazy pants for dad…it also contains a picture of Tristan and William sporting their...

Playhouse progress

The boy’s playhouse is nearly complete. All of the hammering and cutting is finally over. (As you can see, the ork was done a while ago…the ofing old enough to have accumulated folliage) All that is really left is the painting. I kinda like the natural look, but the trim...

Thomas Paine

Histerical…yet accurate…history of Tom Paine…from a British point of view: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHwuSIvKbdI http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yMglQ6kB5E http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoXd7T4YJn4...

Great quote…from a cat

I am going to have to use this someday…a quote from Bucky in today’s “Get Fuzzy” “I think he is like a shopping cart…he’s slimy, he makes whiny noises when you push him, and he pulls to the left annoyingly…but he carries food home, so we put up with...

We’re published!

Check out the preview of our LBI photo book Long Beach Island 2010 | Make Your Own Book...

More Surfin’

Here a great video we caught of Tristan catching a wave: Here is another video where Tristan gets a surprise....

Runnin’

When we arrived two weeks ago, Jennifer stubbornly went for a run, desperate for some kind of exercise, but convinced that she hated running. With no other options, Jennifer wound up running most days, first with Rob, later with Kate as well. Each day, Jennifer would brag about how...