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Family

Family

We had a sort of surprise day off of school today for teacher in-service (surprise to me, who randomly discovered it at the end of last week when I happened to look at the hot lunch menu).  We have spent nearly every no-school day so far this year with a long play date or adventure, […]

Spring?

Spring?

Spring is sooooo slow in coming this year.  I blame that glorious week in mid-February when it was sunny and in the 70s and we started to contemplate (to our own peril) putting away coats and sweaters for good…and then we spent a week in the Caribbean and came home to an entire month where […]

Starting out Fresh

Starting out Fresh

It was my goal in November to start blogging consistently…and then again in January…and now it is February, and maybe my goal needs to be to get better at sticking with and actually achieving my goals?!  But in the spirit of jumping in, I’m just going to…jump in. It’s winter, and I like winter for […]

Notes as the Season Changes

We woke up on September 1st in Meridian, and the temperature was 43 degrees.  The sun came up at 7:20.  I went outside with a sweatshirt and flip-flops to drink coffee with my Dad, as is our ritual whenever possible, and my toes froze into teeny ice blocks.  That crisp fall air knocked a couple […]

A Midsummer’s Post

A Midsummer’s Post

Let’s just pretend we’ve been hanging out here regularly for the past few months, like we’re totally caught up on what’s going on in each other’s lives, like there hasn’t been a long, uncertain spell of silence that leaves us drowning in self-doubt.  And you can forgive a few backdated blog posts that have been […]

Floridian Fun

Floridian Fun

May has slipped through our fingers like water.  No blogging almost always means too much going on—not an ideal combo.  But we’re on our last day of a Florida vacation, and I have a teensy moment to myself.  Lucy is taking the most overdue nap of any 17-month old, ever, and Henry went with Daddy […]

Spring Celebrations

Spring Celebrations

The more time that goes by between blog entries, the more impossible it is to catch up, arg.  Which is why the busiest weeks and the, perhaps, most significant events keep falling off of here.  So here’s the rest of March in a nutshell. Granny and Papa Mom and Dad came out for a long […]

A Few Things for Lately:  Mid-March Edition

A Few Things for Lately: Mid-March Edition

13.1 It’s official:  I can run for 13 miles without stopping, even to go to the bathroom.  I had a stomach ache most of last week, and I think it was nerves.  But all that running through snow and frigid temperatures and innumerable naptimes (insert face of despair here) paid off, and after running through […]

A Breather

A Breather

Aloha from…well, the chair in my living room on a rather chilly day in late February.  But there is sunshine in my heart and a patch of sunburn on my right shoulder, so let’s pretend for just a little while that we are all hanging out on the beach in Maui, watching the sun go […]