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January 28, 2013 | Uncategorized | Permalink

That was the craziest December on record.  Billy and I took on the Christmas Pageant at our church, and with that came planning, writing, filming, more planning, directing, organizing and on and on.  It was really wonderful.  Very rewarding work.  I will have another post with some details, but for now, here’s a picture that […]

giving thanks

November 28, 2012 | Uncategorized | Permalink

I have so much to be thankful for.  Gratitude is underrated. My baby boy turned six.  He happens to be head over heels for Star Wars these days, so a Yoda cake was in order.  I promised him that I would try, because I was seriously doubting my abilities.  I mean, Yoda isn’t exactly easy […]


November 3, 2012 | Uncategorized | Permalink

My sister in law is a rockstar.  I’m in love with my new nephew. Welcome, welcome to the world, baby Felix!


October 28, 2012 | Uncategorized | Permalink

As in, the leaves.  Because they’re falling and they’re so, so, so beautiful.  We actually pull over and stop the car to collect some of the prettiest ones we see.  Really.  We went to Charlottesville at the end of September for the Heritage Fall Festival, which is held at Monticello. The grounds are gorgeous, right […]

wet and rainy and cold

October 9, 2012 | Uncategorized | Permalink

This was my reality on Sunday afternoon.  I didn’t think to snap a picture of the dreariness outside my window though, I think it would’ve given my post a little somethin’.  It was wet out there.  Not to mention freezing. Summer clothes packed away, winter clothes brought out.  It’s usually a pretty gradual process but I’ve been […]

first day 2012

September 12, 2012 | Uncategorized | Permalink

Our first day went so well. We sent Carrington off on the bus, she has a 45 minute bus ride every morning!  Happy to report she is loving high school so far. We also had our cake-for-breakfast-only-because-you-go-to-school-at-home tradition. Always a hit. So, let’s talk curriculum, shall we?  Finn (who would have started kindergarten this year) […]

strawberry picking

September 12, 2012 | Uncategorized | Permalink

“Camping” last night was great, it cooled off nicely and we got chilly enough to snuggle 🙂  My mind is beginning to wander to back-to-school to-do lists, but it’s just going to have to wait.  We have more pressing things to be done right now.  Like Monopoly.  And Blokus.  Rinse, repeat.  I did give three children haircuts […]

back in business

September 12, 2012 | Uncategorized | Permalink

Try as I might, I’m coming to you tonight from my old friend PC.  Well not my old friend, a new friend, but finally I can find a picture when I want it!  And print it!  Without banging my head against the wall!  But for now we’re headed outside for the night, so I’m saying goodbye to technology.

creek love

September 12, 2012 | Uncategorized | Permalink

These pictures are also from the beginning of the summer (although the date on my camera tells me it was really late spring…?).  It was so hot! And when it’s hot, one must cool off in the creek.  Unless you’re afraid of frogs or fish.  Then I don’t advise it. Sticking your feet into the […]

the fastest picnic ever

September 12, 2012 | Uncategorized | Permalink

These pictures are from earlier in the summer.  We literally spread our blanket out, sat down, cue the big thunder.  When we were leaving, these little teenage ducks ambushed us.  They were so cute!  And quite friendly, they were eating right out of our hands.  The mama duck hung back, just quacking away at all […]