Author Archives: Jon

Heads up! It’s the 2016 Boyd Family Mad Lib!

Yet again this year, we are sending out a blank Mad Lib for the fun-loving among you to create your very own version of a Boyd holiday letter. But if you’re curious about the official version, read on. Continue Reading →

Huzzay! It’s the 2015 Boyd Mad Lib!

Christmas Card 2015

Yet again this year, we are sending out a blank Mad Lib for the fun-loving among you to create your very own version of a Boyd holiday letter. But if you’re curious about the official version, read on. Continue Reading →

Look out! It’s the 2014 Boyd Mad Lib!

Yet again this year, we are sending out a blank Mad Lib for the fun-loving among you to create your very own version of a Boyd holiday letter. But if you’re curious about the official version, read on. Continue Reading →

Oh no! It’s a 2013 Boyd Mad Lib!

Yet again this year, we are sending out a by-now-traditional blank Mad Lib for the fun-loving among you to create your very own version of a Boyd holiday letter. But are you curious about the official version? Read on. Continue Reading →

[Video] The First Thanksgiving

My colleague at InterVarsity Press, Nate Baker-Lutz, made this animated short with construction paper and painstaking stop-motion techniques. Then I was lucky enough to breeze in at the last minute to provide the voice-over narration. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

When lies are fun

We aim to be truthful with our girls (for example, about the Tooth Fairy and Santa Claus), but we know that sometimes a fib can be fun. Indeed, the girls know me well for telling outrageous lies just to check whether they’re paying attention. Well, today they had some magical, imaginative fun — all prompted by a babysitter’s lie. Continue Reading →

Our 2012 Mad Lib and photo highlights

Yet again this year, we are sending out a now-traditional blank Mad Lib for the fun-loving among you to create your very own version of a Boyd holiday letter. But if you’d like the official version, here you go — with a bonus slideshow of favorite moments from the year 2012. Continue Reading →

“You want a piece o’ me?!”

Rosie on May 31, 2009 — a (now) old photo that we just came across again, and can’t resist sharing. (But don’t be fooled: she’s not as tough as she looks.) Continue Reading →

The magic of everyday things

I don’t know when it was — the last time I myself slept in a bunk bed. (Perhaps in that German youth hostel in the Old City of Jerusalem, though that’s another story.) But why are bunk beds so awesome? Continue Reading →

Launch!

Rosie airborne at the Bannockburn (Maryland) Swim Club, July 11, 2012.

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Quiz: Two Twuths and a Lie

Here’s your chance to test your knowledge of the Boyd girls’ wacky sayings. Continue Reading →

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Ready to roll

Rosie on January 30, 2012.

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Our 2011 Mad Lib and photo highlights

Christmas Card 2011

Once again this year, we sent out a blank Mad Lib for the mischievous among you to create your own version of our holiday letter. But if you’d like the official version, here you go — with a bonus slideshow of favorite moments from the year. Continue Reading →

A serious leaf pile

A serious leaf pile

Lucy on November 12, 2011, at Circle M Farm, Blanchardville, Wisconsin.

A serious leaf pile

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