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Christmas Card 2014

Thursday, December 25th, 2014

It’s Christmas, 2013. The Miles Rausch Family suffers a grave tragedy when a novelty ornament is found missing from their Christmas tree. Later, it’s discovered smashed and shattered in a far corner of the room. Parents put Ainsley, the family’s two year old, in timeout for the crime. She says she’s innocent — though she can’t exactly be understood. But someone can, her older brother, Ian. The trouble is, his story doesn’t add up.

This is the story of Familial, our Serial podcast parody and holiday gift to you.

Visit our 2014 Christmas Card and click “Download” to listen.

If you aren’t sure what the Serial podcast is, you really should check it out. So good, you guys.

Christmas Card 2013

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

To look at the past year’s posts, you might think nothing happened in 2013. 2013 was a maintenance release for us: no new kids, no new jobs, no new dwellings. So what did happen this year?

For our Christmas Card this year, we welcome you to take a look at the numbers. We present a digital presentation to highlight the most important digits in 2013.

View our 2013 Christmas Card here.

Merry Christmas

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

Well, life happened. And we forgot to plan our Christmas card. So it became our New Year card.

And now it’s our Whenever the ‘H’ We Get It Done card.

We got it done. Enjoy!

2011 Christmas Card

Sunday, December 25th, 2011

2011 has been another crazy year, and our lives haven’t gotten any less hectic – or fantastic. One of our life-changing updates this year was the purchase of our first home. The process was certainly a roller coaster, but our love for the new home has not been. It’s already become a very major part of our lives, especially as Ian continues to grow up and explore his new home.

This year, for our Christmas Card, we invite you to explore our new home through the memories we’ve made there. You’ll see a few of the rooms of our house. In each room, you’ll find some Christmas ornaments. Hover on the ornament to see a video clip, photograph, or other memory that took place in that room. We promise they’re adorable.

View our 2011 Christmas Card here.

Trick or Treating

Sunday, November 6th, 2011

Last year we did not trick or treat because Ian was not old enough to really enjoy it and we didn’t have much of a desire to go out and about carrying a baby around the neighborhood. So this year was Ian’s first time trick or treating. I knew he would not tolerate a full-body costume, so we come up with something simple: a Gryffindor wizard (from Harry Potter). Once he understood the ‘ritual’ of trick or treating, he seemed to enjoy it. His first attempt at Miles’s aunt Karin’s ended up with him giving his pumpkin bucket and wand to her, though! That was cute. He doesn’t really talk yet, so no “Twick or Tweat” from him this year, but he did sign ‘thank you’ to most of the people we visited.

Ian, Gryffindor WizardI made his costume; stick for a wand.

First trick or treat outingHeading to our first house, Great-aunt Karin’s. (Maybe a first-house annual tradition?)

WaitingWaiting for her to come to the door.

He handed Karin his pumpkin and wand She gave him a piece of candy, he gave her his bucket and wand. Fair trade.

Sorry Karin, his pumpkin is empty!Karin’s quite happy, despite it being an empty bucket.

Taking his time deciding what to chooseGreat-aunt Shannon helping Ian choose his candy.

Scared of the robot spiderSometimes Ian got scared. Like from wolf masks and spiders on sides of houses.

Second house My favorite picture of the night.