Today, I photographed the advent calendars Lauren purchased at Costco… oh boy.

On this date in 2021, my poor mangled fingernail was still hanging on by a prayer. Not for much longer…

On November 22, 2020, I was clearly experimenting with some fun pandemic hair.

In 2019, I was drawing pictures for the Christmas video I would eventually produce.

In 2018, I successfully completed the Turkey Trot with the Plumpes.

In 2017, John and I flew up to South Dakota for the Thanksgiving weekend for fun.

In 2016, toddler John found a football to his liking at Dick’s.

In 2015, baby John made a mess with fingerpaints in the tub.

In 2014, a very baby John played with a beagle stuffy while the real beagle watched from afar, beginning to realize his new diminished role in the family.

In 2013, I was stuck on 183 driving home from work in an ice storm. I remember that night well. It took hours.

In 2012, Lauren prepared a Thanksgiving feast for two + a mutt.

And lastly, 11 years ago, I was working at Callaway and snapped this selfie for some reason.

My, what a collection of photos!