Time to Eat Crow. I Now Believe in Moose!

I stand corrected. I apologize, I couldn’t have been more wrong.

Moose exist.

It was less than a week upon our arrival in Anchorage, Alaska that I spied my first moose while traveling along the Seward Highway south of town.

AND he was swimming. I am now fully obsessed with moose, as demonstrated… CONTINUE READING >>

I stand corrected. I apologize, I couldn’t have been more wrong.

Moose exist.

It was less than a week upon our arrival in Anchorage, Alaska that I spied my first moose while traveling along the Seward Highway south of town.

AND he was swimming. I am now fully obsessed with moose, as demonstrated… CONTINUE READING >>

What My Special Needs Niece Has Taught Me about Life and Laughter

My niece is a totally unique individual. 

Not in that “everyone’s a snowflake” kind of way. She’s truly unique.

Because of a wonky chromosome, each cell in in Anna’s little body is different from every other cell in the world. There is no one else like her.

At birth… CONTINUE READING >>

My niece is a totally unique individual. 

Not in that “everyone’s a snowflake” kind of way. She’s truly unique.

Because of a wonky chromosome, each cell in in Anna’s little body is different from every other cell in the world. There is no one else like her.

At birth… CONTINUE READING >>

The Oddest Art at the Louvre in Paris, France

We don’t know art, but we know what we like.. and we like it weird!

Traipse along with your GypsyNesters as we scour the Louvre for the strangest masterpieces we could find…. CONTINUE READING >>

We don’t know art, but we know what we like.. and we like it weird!

Traipse along with your GypsyNesters as we scour the Louvre for the strangest masterpieces we could find…. CONTINUE READING >>

Why We Call Our Adult Kids “The Spawn” (and how they got their nicknames)

Every once in a great while we receive comments like this:

Please don’t refer to your children as “spawn”. It sounds so disrespectful…

AND

You refer to your daughter as “Piglet”…  How would you like being referred to as “piglet’ or “spawn”?” Have you ever asked her?

I’ve wanted to respond for a while now, but it didn’t feel right before I got my hands on the hilarious evidence behind our nicknaming… CONTINUE READING >>

Every once in a great while we receive comments like this:

Please don’t refer to your children as “spawn”. It sounds so disrespectful…

AND

You refer to your daughter as “Piglet”…  How would you like being referred to as “piglet’ or “spawn”?” Have you ever asked her?

I’ve wanted to respond for a while now, but it didn’t feel right before I got my hands on the hilarious evidence behind our nicknaming… CONTINUE READING >>

Listen Up! Going Gypsy is Now an Audio Book (or how David may very well become a zombie)

We’re one step closer to our ultimate goal of having Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie play us in the movie version of Going Gypsy.

That’s not a long shot, is it?

Click in for the lowdown on the incredible voice actors of the audiobook version of Going Gypsy – and how David may soon become a zombie!

We’re also giving away a copy of the audiobook so… CONTINUE READING >>

We’re one step closer to our ultimate goal of having Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie play us in the movie version of Going Gypsy.

That’s not a long shot, is it?

Click in for the lowdown on the incredible voice actors of the audiobook version of Going Gypsy – and how David may soon become a zombie!

We’re also giving away a copy of the audiobook so… CONTINUE READING >>

Going Gypsy is Now Available as an Audio Book!

Are YOU a big audio book fan?

Do you prefer to “read” as you are relaxing in the tub, on your morning commute, working out, hanging dry wall, psyching yourself up before winning an Olympic gold medal, walking your dog, or avoiding awkward questions at family gatherings?

If this sounds like YOU, then download Going Gypsy from Audible.com now!

Are YOU a big audio book fan?

Do you prefer to “read” as you are relaxing in the tub, on your morning commute, working out, hanging dry wall, psyching yourself up before winning an Olympic gold medal, walking your dog, or avoiding awkward questions at family gatherings?

If this sounds like YOU, then download Going Gypsy from Audible.com now!

In Search of the Worst Christmas Song of All Time

Just what is the worst Christmas song ever?

Our most recent family holiday get-together found us gathered around the radio listening to the all-Christmas music station. Many artists lent their joyous voices to our celebration, but things took a turn when a real clunker reared its ugly head.

This prompted a wildly fun discussion. Everyone offered numerous contenders.

See what we’ve come up with and be sure to put in your two cents… CONTINUE READING >>

Just what is the worst Christmas song ever?

Our most recent family holiday get-together found us gathered around the radio listening to the all-Christmas music station. Many artists lent their joyous voices to our celebration, but things took a turn when a real clunker reared its ugly head.

This prompted a wildly fun discussion. Everyone offered numerous contenders.

See what we’ve come up with and be sure to put in your two cents… CONTINUE READING >>

Advance Praise for Going Gypsy – and our (loss of) Words of Gratitude


We were planning on writing a post on how grateful we are to this group of distinguished people.

About how enormously thankful we are that they have chosen to read our book and share their thoughts.

But we can’t find the words to properly express the way we feel and, if you know us at all, you know that we have to be truly honored to be at a loss for words (we’re impossible to shut up!).

“Warm, funny, clever, and inspiring—makes you see the fun inCONTINUE READING >>


We were planning on writing a post on how grateful we are to this group of distinguished people.

About how enormously thankful we are that they have chosen to read our book and share their thoughts.

But we can’t find the words to properly express the way we feel and, if you know us at all, you know that we have to be truly honored to be at a loss for words (we’re impossible to shut up!).

“Warm, funny, clever, and inspiring—makes you see the fun inCONTINUE READING >>