Sunday Summary 4.10.16Where did the weekend go? We threw a big surprise birthday party for my mom, which was all kinds of fabulous. But we’d originally planned for an outdoors, sort of spring picnic kind of vibe. Instead there was enough snow that one of our aunts had to cancel, and we definitely spent the entire event indoors!

Nevermind – it was still all sorts of fun, even if it was different than I’d imagined. Especially because surprising your mother is super difficult, especially when it involves having your 4 and 2 year old nephews keep a secret for weeks even though they see their grandmother every few days. They did great!

Now, on to the name news:

That’s all for this week! As always, thank you for reading – and have a great week!

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  1. When I was in high school, a deaf peer gave me a name sign. As I went to college and studied ASL to become an interpreter, a deaf professor chased me down in the hall one day and signed, “Your name is now *new sign*.” And so it was. Professionally, that became my name sign, and all my deaf friends only called me that. It was the most bizarre experience to have someone not related to me give me a permanent name. It made me wonder if that’s how my ancestors felt at Ellis Island.