miscellaneous updates

Five for a Fresh Start

Five for a Fresh Start

Just in case anyone is still out there, I thought I’d pick up blogging where I left of, oh, somewhere in the fall.  Amy told me recently she still checks every once in a while to see if there is anything new, so at least there is one reader out there…  But even more I […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hanging it up

Hanging it up

Hello from the last week of work.  It is…quiet.  My head—which has been whirring and spinning since I said the words “I need to be done” to my boss six or seven weeks ago, which has been busy even in my sleep with nonsense dreams about how I will say goodbye to all this—is suddenly […]

2016 Kickoff

2016 Kickoff

Hello from the other side of last year.  My 2016 resolution to blog more regularly is…not panning out…yet.  But then again, I’m trying to remember that I don’t have to accomplish everything that I want to do this year in its first two weeks…right? So.  Since I last blogged, Jason went to Africa, then we […]

Mid-Autumn

Mid-Autumn

First, our Halloween.  All in all, it was a good one.  Henry remembered Halloween last year (because who could forget his David Crowder awesomeness?!), but I don’t think he remembered the candy.  That will not be the case next year.  That kid loves his “nem-an-ems” and Skittles. I had big plans for a Clark Kent/Superman […]

Five (mostly BIG) Things for September

Five (mostly BIG) Things for September

Aaaaand…boom.  That is me, once again, failing to blog when real things are happening.  Each of these items deserves its own blog entry, and I hate combing through lovely pictures to find just one or two (or three…or four…) of each thing.  But!  We will never get caught up if I don’t, and they will […]

The Middle of October

The Middle of October

Just a couple of thoughts on this Sunday afternoon. H&L:  My kids are suddenly growing so fast.  This morning I somehow got caught up in reading old entries of this blog.  That seems a little narcissistic, I realize, but having this record of our little family for ourselves is my favorite reason for blogging.  Lucy […]