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An Unglorious Christmas

An Unglorious Christmas

I’m sitting here by the Christmas tree in the fading afternoon light, savoring today’s batch of Christmas mail and feeling very weird about the fact that I have not written a Christmas letter myself yet.  We’re delaying on purpose.  One week from now we will meet our little girl and start using phrases like, “Let’s […]

9.

9.

Our marriage is just shy of a decade, and when I say it seems strange that it has only been nine years, I mean that in the best way.  The life before this one is dim history.  I am so grateful for Jason and our partnership. Our anniversary traditions include dinner out, watching snippets of our […]

Back in the Saddle

Back in the Saddle

Soooo…  It’s been a while.  And I guess the best way to get you caught up on all our happenings is to just crawl up in the saddle and see where we go.  It has been a tornado of a past two months, during which we have learned a little Portuguese, had three sets of […]

Exactly What We Like

Exactly What We Like

A couple of weeks ago (and now I’m getting behind again!) Justin came to hang out with us for the weekend.  What a nice time we had!  The boys went to the Spy Museum for the morning (and I got a morning at home all alone!!!!!), but otherwise we pretty much hung out and loved […]

Bread and Cheese

Bread and Cheese

I’m into bread baking.  Specifically, I’m into French bread baking, the kind where I throw a bunch of ingredients into my bread maker, fashion the dough just so after it comes out, let it rise for 40 minutes, and then bake up a loaf of heaven. I think I mentioned back here that a while […]

Snow Day #72

Snow Day #72

We had one glorious day this week where the sun shone brightly and the birds sang and I actually believed that the groundhog was as wrong about seeing his shadow as the farmer’s almanac was about this being a mild winter with no snow.  One. Glorious. Day.  And then it started snowing again. We woke […]

Ebb and Flow

Ebb and Flow

We’re having a quiet day here.  Lots of playing in different corners of the house while I tidy up in an unhurried fashion from a weekend of wonderful company.  The Kings were here, so it was a house full of boys eating macaroni and cheese and racing cars and finally settling into bed so we […]

Simplifying, 2014

Simplifying, 2014

We’re in the middle of another cold snap here, and outside my window it is snowing like blixy, as my mom would say.  I spent the morning cleaning the house while Henry uncleaned it (grrr…), so now that he is napping I’m sitting quietly drinking tea and watching it snow and feeling like I deserve […]

Grandmom Rocks 90

Grandmom Rocks 90

Jason’s grandma entered her tenth decade last week, so we flew in for a great surprise party.  Lynda planned a wonderful party—good food, delicious cake, fun PowerPoint with pictures of Grandmom’s life, and lots of well-wishers.  And Grandmom was totally surprised.  It was awesome. It was a short but fun visit.  We got to hang […]

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