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  • How Does Your Garden Grow 2012 version

    I always like to document my garden during the summer. Last year we got lots of plants and bulbs, threw them in the ground and stood back to watch them burst to life. They were crowded, but I was hungry for a garden as we had been without for a few years while we were […]

  • Finger Paints = Good Days

    Life has felt chaotic.  Really tumultuous.  Since building the house and moving in the expectation from all of us has been that life would be transformed into a milk & honey manna-land.  But it has not felt that way and I have not been able to wrap my mind around this.  I believe it is […]

  • A Bit of Sparkle

    Our house with that ever – so – important December frosting of festive lights. These are what I miss most in January, the piece that brightens our lives in our cold, dark winter months. I love driving around and seeing our community lit up and electrified, and I love to see how so many people […]

  • Housewarming

    I have been putting off a house post for a few reasons, but primarily because while we live in the house, it is not yet entirely finished. Usually the house has a fine layer of sawdust, boards crisscrossing the floors, and a myriad of toys here, there and everywhere. We had a baby shower this […]

  • Details

    This is the tile we are using as a backsplash in our kitchen. It is so beautiful and I am so anxious to see the final results!


Gigi Said

  • Topless Tapas 2012-11-03 18:44:52-

    Tami was leaving to go out with her friend and the kids begged to go with her. I said, "you don't want to go with mom, she is going to the Tapas bar and we are going to stay here and play games."

    Gigi stiffened, "That's weird", she said as she blushed. I processed fast and realized the problem. "TAPAS bar. It means 'small plate', not TOPLESS bar!"

Jude Said

  • Nicknames 2013-01-04 21:30:33-

    The checker at the store asked our always conversational little boy what his name was. He replied "Jude" then added "but sometimes they call me pumpkin brown". LOL.

    And they are right. We call him that after the folksong that we sing sometimes.

A long time ago…