Cast of Characters

We often write posts without explaining who every one is.  This quick guide will get you up and running and totally caught up!

Dumpling: Not her real name but one she prefers us to use when writing about her.  She’s our oldest daughter (Mike’s daughter from his first marriage).  She’s an amazingly creative 13 year old and puts up with our shenanigans with a lot of grace.

Pistol: Also not her real name, but should be!  She’s our younger daughter, now 12 years old (from Molly’s first marriage).  At home she’s opinionated and mouthy like her Mom.  Out in the world she’s shockingly quiet, pleasant and well mannered.  She’s also a poet but does not know it yet!

Mommy Sha: Molly’s Mom.  She’s parented Molly and her siblings in a typical town in a typical neighborhood in a very untypical manner.  Rock on Mommy Sha!

Nino: Molly’s Dad. Anything Molly was interested in he nurtured and encouraged to the enth degree.  Nothing was too bizarre or crazy to him.  Molly’s parents live within one hour from us and share our love of gardening and chickens.

Michael’s Mom: Yes, her sign-in name is ‘Michael’s Mom’.  You’ll see her comments peppered throughout different posts.  They are always great and she often gives a little glimpse into Michael’s childhood.

Craig & Cat:  Mike’s Dad and Step-mom.  They are now the proud owners of the Blind Chicken.

Heidi (and boyfriend, Allan):  Mike’s sister.  She pushes our building projects forward with a soft but fierce touch.  Both she and Allan are amazing DIYer’s.

 Rick & Cynthia:  Our neighbors and friends.  Rick is the co-founder of the inventor’s club along with Mike.  Rick is building an airplane in his garage, need we say more?  Cynthia thoughtfully writes about her experiences raising their girls at her blog, Growing My Girls.


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  1. By What’s for Dinner? - on October 12, 2011 at 6:20 am

    […] had to go out of town last week for a few days.  Dumpling was at her mom’s house so this left Pistol and I to our own devices.  Pistol loves to spend a […]

  2. By It’s Our Birthdays! - on October 15, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    […] and trying really hard to embrace all of them.  Now where’s the picture of the pray-mantis Pistol photographed (and picnik’d out) […]

  3. By Just Keep Running - on October 23, 2011 at 8:41 am

    […] my food intake drops by 10%  automatically when I track my eating.  My friend and hiking buddy Juliette is doing it too.  She’s using Livestrong’s free online diary. My other girlfriend Zumba […]

  4. By A Party of Pies - on October 25, 2011 at 6:12 am

    […] and Pistol joined forces to make a tasty key lime pie and Dumpling went into new territory with a delicious […]

  5. By Gear Coasters - on October 30, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    […] friend Rick is a talented craftsman and tinkerer.  Among other things, he’s made a career out of […]

  6. By Here Duckie Duckie - on November 10, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    […] cock their heads sideways towards the sky so they could spy the humming bird above them.  Even Pistol who doesn’t enjoy most of our pets (although she won’t admit it, she’s a real farm […]

  7. By Move More, Eat Less - on November 18, 2011 at 10:32 am

    […] going between 10 lbs is not a huge visual difference.  I gained 50 lbs when I was pregnant with Pistol but it came off after she was […]

  8. By Field Trip - Mike and Molly's House on December 18, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    […] aren’t totally pathetic.  Dumpling snuck off from stacking wood yesterday and set up our tiny Christmas tree.  It’s so […]

  9. By Lemon Cupcakes - Mike and Molly's House on January 10, 2012 at 5:43 am

    […] few weeks back it was Pistols birthday.  We now have two 13 year olds in the […]

  10. By Teens & Toys - Mike and Molly's House on January 15, 2012 at 8:43 am

    […] have ‘butcher day’ at their house.  On the other side of the pendulum we (Mike and Pistol) love our technology.  My Dad got Pistol started with her first desktop computer at the age of 2. […]

  11. By How To Make Truffles - Mike and Molly's House on February 14, 2012 at 5:42 am

    […] hearts and glitter you may feel and see.  Growing up the task of Valentine’s Day fell to my Dad.  Every year my brother, sister and myself would get flowers and a heartfelt card from my parents, […]

  12. […]  I’ve been wanting to try this ever since Steve told us about it three years […]

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