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Stitch Fix: Help Me Choose!

May 18, 2014

Stitch Fix is a really fun service that I first heard about a pretty long while ago. Shopping is not something I enjoy too much, but my clothes wear out fairly quickly with all the racing around after two sweeties all day. Stitch Fix sends you five items in a box, you get to try […]

Photo A Day Challenge for December 1

December 2, 2013

My sister posted a list of the advent photo of the day and it looked like a great idea! However, the challenge seemed a bit challenging. So I’m using this photo a day prompt instead. We’ll see if it gets me back in the swing of blogging.   December 1: Red

Beatrice is Two Years Old

March 18, 2012

Well, it has been a busy couple of weeks. Having two little ones is busy and frankly, by the end of the day I do not have the time or energy to blog about what’s been happening around here. However, we had a very special day on Thursday. Beatrice turned two! To start the day, […]


May 9, 2011

Suffice it to say we’ve been a bit busy. We celebrated Easter, Megan’s birthday, Mother’s Day, and had our usual run of regular fun. Here are some photos of the last couple of weeks: My parents brought up my rocking horse for Beatrice to use and at first, she didn’t know what to think of […]

Beatrice is One Year Old!

March 24, 2011

Our little girl is a year old! Here’s a quick trip down memory lane with the pictures we took of her each month: I always imagined that kids underwent big changes around the time of their first birthday–the transition from infancy to toddlerhood and all that–but Beatrice, as usual, refuses to conform to our expectations. […]

2010 Year in Review

December 31, 2010

Happy New Year, everyone! We thought we’d kick off the new year with a recap of the last year. Here’s where 2010 found us… January We celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary in January. January is not everyone’s favorite month to get married but it’s worked out really well for us–it’s become a little holiday-after-the-holidays to […]

Beatrice is Eight Months Old!

November 15, 2010

Today, Beatrice turned eight months old! Here she is on the 8-month anniversary of her birthday, looking as pleased as punch: Our little girl’s really growing up. Here are a few of her new skills: She’s really, really close to crawling! She will get up on all four and rock back and forth, and she […]

Jonathan’s Photo Corner: Taking Better Portraits

November 15, 2010

Portraits are my favorite kind of photo to take. The way I see it, there are hundreds of thousands of photos of Crater Lake, and there are already a lot of great shots of tigers. It’s hard to imagine taking a picture of these things that would be really different or better than those who’ve […]

Jonathan’s Photo Corner: Making a Blurry Background

September 9, 2010

Welcome to Jonathan’s Photo Corner! I (Jonathan) am only an amateur but I have done a lot of photos for family and friends over the years. In Jonathan’s Photo Corner, I will try to answer some of the questions that people often ask me about photography. One of the most common questions that people ask […]

The Great Retaining Wall Project

August 4, 2010

This will be a long post. You may wish to fetch some coffee. I’ll wait. This is a story about a man, a retaining wall, and how you–especially if you are a husband–can learn from my mistakes. Stage One: Before This is what the backyard looked like before I moved into the house. That right-hand […]