Monday, January 31, 2011

31/365 Macro Monday

Last week's ukelele project now has strings!
(And OMG! I made it a whole month!)

Sunday, January 30, 2011


"Lily, you are sealed by the Holy Spirit in Baptism and marked as
Christ's own forever. Amen."

Saturday, January 29, 2011


His last growth spurt made him tall enough to help unload the dishwasher!
He's now a producer instead of just a consumer! Woo hoo!

Friday, January 28, 2011


Happiness is a husband who makes you just what you're craving when you're sick.

Thursday, January 27, 2011


In just a couple of short weeks, this will make sweet, sweet music.
Jamie's cigar box ukelele in progress.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


It's cute, but only as long as he's too small to get his head stuck in between the bars!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


A January afternoon in the Bay Area. 60ยบ, clear and beautiful!

Monday, January 24, 2011

24/365 Macro Monday

I've had this necklace for as long as I can remember. I get compliments every
time I wear it, and I love it, but I have NO idea where it came from!

Saturday, January 22, 2011


This is a hard rule to enforce when he's obsessed with all things letters and numbers, and I give him letter-shaped cookies! (And no, he didn't spell this himself, he just ate it when I was done!)

Friday, January 21, 2011


Mom's Night Out! Browsing at Borders and dinner and drinks... I have great friends!

Thursday, January 20, 2011


I say: "Ugh. Driving in slush. I need a car wash SO bad!"
Jamie says: "This is the coolest your car has EVER looked!"

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


"Daddy! Daddy! Where's your mustache? And your beard? We should find them!"
I guess Max didn't notice the clean-shaven Daddy last night!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

18/365 Macro Monday (on Tuesday)

The theme for this week was Marble(s), but I couldn't find one, so I made do with a
bouncy ball instead! Here is another shot for scale.

Monday, January 17, 2011


It's never easy to leave... Half Dome keeps watch over the Yosemite Valley floor,
today and always


He LOVES the snow! Max's first snowman, with a little help from Daddy and Paul

Saturday, January 15, 2011


Their dads (Jamie, Austin and Dave) have been best friends since they were teenagers. We hope these 3 will always be as close!

Friday, January 14, 2011


So excited to be packing for Max's first trip to Yosemite and first real snow experience!

Thursday, January 13, 2011


A break for a cup of hot tea. A moment of peace in a crazy workday.


Movie passes + 3D glasses + Photobooth in theater lobby = Date Night!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


In my rearview for most of my 45-mile-each-way commute.
He's always pointing things out and asking for more information.

Monday, January 10, 2011

10/365 Macro Monday

"Celery raw develops the jaw, while celery stewed is more quietly chewed." -Ogden Nash

Sunday, January 9, 2011


Not as good as actually camping, but a suburban campfire with good friends is almost as good.

Saturday, January 8, 2011


"Cousin to cousin we'll always be, special friends from the same family tree."

Friday, January 7, 2011


And with the signing of this paper, Lily officially joins her Forever Family!

Thursday, January 6, 2011


And I quote, "Pirates are very dangerous! My hat is dangerous too!"
Darling knit hat made by Bubba (aka Grandma Lucinda)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


Such a beautifully clear, cold winter night... I had to pull over
on my way home from work and take a picture of it.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Monday, January 3, 2011

3/365 Macro Monday

One of my favorite Christmas ornaments, from 1977, a gift from Papa Joe and Grammy Faith

Sunday, January 2, 2011


Christmas 2.0 with my parents, sister and her family

Saturday, January 1, 2011