The Pretzel Jello Incident – 2008

Truth be told … the history of Grandee’s InFamous Pretzel Jello reverberates with joy and merriment. It is one of the family traditions that is traditionally different every time it is made.

This year’s Thanksgiving Pretzel Jello presented two unique additions to the lore of tasty combination of sweet jello, salty pretzels, and creamy topping.


Drive, Park, Walk, Race … to Feed the Hungry

After a false start last year, we did finally participate in Sacramento’s “Run to Feed the Hungry” this morning, in honor of Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

We got up early this morning to participate in the 5K Walk portion of the event. Although to be honest, it felt a bit more involved than that, since […]

Felicia Picked the Winner

You know we love Elva’s Coffee Stop.

Among the many reasons we visit almost every day is Elva’s commitment to helping our community. She often hosts special events to raise money or collect things for those less fortunate than the rest of us.

For this year’s Thanksgiving Turkey Drive at Elva’s, our family chipped in […]

Moving Video to

For those of you who can’t wait for your next fix of video from the Martin-Keller Family, we have a bit of technical news: We’re moving our hi-definition videos to Motionbox.

Earlier this year, we started sharing video on the Vimeo website, because it offered really pretty pictures with unlimited storage space (although there was […]

Daily Twitter Archive: 2008-11-13

Adding Disney blogs, pictures (flickr), and video (motionbox) #

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Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue

Actually, we were having plenty of fun in Disneyland, and we didn’t really need much in the way of rescuing. In fact, the Buzz Lightyear AstroBlasters ride wasn’t even on our radar before we arrived at the park. Bu we accidentally discovered what turned out to be one of our favorite rides.

We went on […]

Daily Twitter Archive: 2008-11-11

OMFG Disneyland opens at 7am for special admission deal! Crazy! How can you pass that up? and Mommy’s channeling my task masterness! cool # Alice for starters and then the much-anticipated Matterhorn to help wake us up! 4yoF has been dying for this one # on the Metterhorn, 4yoF: “That was scary but that […]

Fire Jumpers at California Adventure

For some reason, Disney’s California Adventure theme park is much-maligned. We’re not sure why, because we’ve always seemed to enjoy it — although I admit we haven’t really spent a lot of time there.

But we did enjoy the attractions, including the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail, which had some fun rope bridges and a really […]

Daily Twitter Archive: 2008-11-10

Disneyland opens at 8:00 am. On the one hand, that’s insane … on the other, I appreciate their support of my need to do it all right now # Attn Booksin School: 10yoJ is, um, sick today. Some kind of, um, cough and she’ll probably have a fever later. and maybe an upset stomach […]