Busy summer, birthday’s coming, etc.

Man, I’ve had a busy summer. Chicago, Oklahoma, and Utah thrice all make for a fair amount of traveling! It’s been fun, but a little stressful too. I’m in Utah again right now, visiting my newest little nephew, who is incredibly cute, as you can see here. Otherwise, life progresses. I’m looking forward to Annual … Read more

Dittmer memories

For 2007 we had a great reunion in the Lake of the Ozarks for the Dittmer side of my family. While we were there we videotaped all the kids remembrances of grandma and grandpa Dittmer. Well we finally got the video digitized and it’s being uploaded as I type so if you want to see … Read more

Old pictures

Well I was looking for a picture tonight and I found these. Didn’t find the one I was looking for, but I suppose that’s what happens when you keep most of your pictures in a box. I’m trying to learn how to scrapbook, but who wants a scrapbook with 150 pictures of Disneyland? OK I … Read more

Family Reunion

Oooo, look! 2 posts in one week! I’m trying to start a better trend here, especially since I want any potential birth mothers to feel comfortable contacting us. We had a great family reunion for my Dad’s side of the family at the beginning of July. We went to our resort club in Lake of … Read more


We are currently in Salt Lake attending a conference for Families Supporting Adoption. It has been quite inspirational to me. So I’m going to use this opportunity to reach out to all of you (ok, like all 4 of you or so) to help us with our adoption process. The best way to find resources … Read more

Interesting few months ahead

Well, at least they are interesting for me. I get to start out by having a hysterectomy on valiumtimes day. Because nothing says ‘I love you’ like having your reproductive organs removed. Then I get a month or two off. Then my brother gets married in Hawaii in June. Then we have a family reunion … Read more

My Super Cool Aunt

OK, sometimes I just have to brag. I have some pretty darned cool relatives. Does it count as bragging when you know that you yourself ain’t worth much, but you’re just pleased as punch to have relatives as cool as this? I hope that link holds out for a while, because that’s just so ding-dang … Read more


I have decided that my family is big. I have over 60 first cousins. On just my Mom’s side. That is with no divorces and no 2nd marriages so no step-cousins or half-cousins or anything else to make it confusing. If you want to get confusing, my Grandma on that side remarried after my Grandpa … Read more

Genealogy, I am doing it

And as proof, I submit this . If you have trouble reading it, it’s probably because I just uploaded the files and haven’t cleaned it up yet, or that the background image is too dark (in which case, highlight the text and you can read it better). Genealogy is addictive and frustrating. I have about … Read more