Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Family History Redux

When I was in high school, I took a genetics class.  The teacher had a lesson where he wanted us to investigate our family history and trace a few genetic markers a few generations.  We had to have at least twenty people on our tree, and for every person over that, we got one extra credit point.  I traced eye color, hair color, and other traits back to my grandparents (who were, for the most part, still living).  Easy peasy.

Well, until I asked my dad for some help, and he knew a bit and knew others in his family had done some digging, and then the motherlode fell into my lap.

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Christmas 2013 Recap

I haven't been very good at blogging recently with only one post in December.  It isn't that I haven't been doing things but rather that I've been doing a TON of things.

The Man and I celebrate Christmas four different times each December.  We have my extended family's gathering about a week before the holiday, my close family's gathering on Christmas Eve, The Man's close family on Christmas morning, and then his extended family's main event later that day.  With all of the events, gifts, and food, I think we have had plenty of "holiday" for a few years.