May 25, 2013 7:24 pm

Hot Spring Highlights

Our fifth wedding anniversary was on May 24th, so we’re celebrating in Canada this weekend! Some highlights from the hot springs: Steven Segal look-alike with a gold chain necklace and nipple tattoos – one said “sweet” and the other said “sour.” An adorable toddler girl with an amber teething necklace and a little pixie haircut…. Read more > 1 Comment >

November 23, 2012 11:23 pm

Family Photo

I posted this on Facebook, but I want to post it here too because I love this photo we took on Thanksgiving: 1 Comment >

November 16, 2012 10:03 pm


Wesley is spending the night with his Nana and Papa, so Daniel and I went out to dinner by ourselves and then stopped at the store for chocolate and beer. Now we’re watching Doctor Who. WE LIVE DANGEROUSLY. —— Today was much better than yesterday. Wesley only napped for an hour, but he went down… Read more > Comments Off on Sleepover

November 14, 2012 9:21 pm

Pumpkin Patch Pictures

While we were visiting Portland in October, we went to the Sauvie Island Pumpkin Patch. After we got our pumpkins and spent some time playing on the hay bale climbing area, we posed for photos in the pumpkin cutouts. Wesley’s face (and his HAIR) are so silly in both of them – it’s like baby… Read more > Comments Off on Pumpkin Patch Pictures

February 14, 2011 4:04 pm

Silly Things

I accidentally fed Wesley bites of straight-up jam instead of baby food this weekend SOMEBODY (Daniel) decided to put jam in a baby food jar for some unspecified reason, and said jam looks identical to the apple-blueberry-mango food we made for Wesley. After his first few bites, I noticed the texture was… off somehow, and… Read more > 5 Comments >

November 14, 2010 1:08 pm

Hand Turkeys

One of the great things about having a baby is getting to do silly craft projects with them. Behold our family of hand turkeys: 1 Comment >

November 1, 2010 2:38 pm

The Sickness

In stark contrast to the previous weekend, this last weekend was great! We didn’t try to do too much on Saturday, just got coffee/chai, so we could hole up at home and just hang out. Yesterday, once Wesley went down for his morning nap, he slept for THREE HOURS. This is… unusual. Lately he’s been… Read more > 1 Comment >

July 26, 2010 4:42 pm

Reason #943 Why I Love My Husband

This afternoon, on the phone with Daniel. He just finished telling me that Wesley’s Nana Tami and Papa Dave have taken him to the music store and wouldn’t be home when I got home from work: Me: “Awh dang. Well… hm. I guess I can… partition my milk in peace?” Daniel: “Hahaha!” Me: “Thrilling, right?… Read more > 1 Comment >

March 5, 2010 11:15 am

34 Weeks

Baby Appointment Dr’s appointment yesterday didn’t offer a lot of great news – my blood pressure is elevated (140/90, up from 140/76 two weeks ago) so they want me to come back in Monday for another blood pressure check just to make sure it’s not continuing to go up. I don’t seem to be spilling… Read more > 10 Comments >

July 1, 2009 8:25 pm

Scavenger Hunt

Yesterday, Daniel told me he bought us some M&Ms for dessert, and then asked if I wanted a treasure map to find it. We laughed about that for a bit, because really, how sad would a treasure map be for finding a bag of M&Ms in a decently-sized apartment? All you’d have to do is… Read more > 3 Comments >

June 18, 2009 8:25 pm

Things making me happy today

Scene: Yesterday evening. I am in the kitchen talking to Daniel. I happen to be wearing gray jammie-pants, dark gray tee, and his light gray sweatshirt. Daniel: You are awfully monochromatic. Me: Oh, ha, I– Daniel: “By the power of GREYSCALE!” Our friends’ save-the-date that came in the mail today: Impromptu crafts, especially ones that… Read more > 5 Comments >

May 29, 2009 12:37 pm

One Year

Yes, yes, it’s true: our first wedding anniversary was on Sunday, May 24th! I really can’t believe it’s been a year already. It has gone by so fast! I didn’t post about it the day of because we were in Newport, Oregon, hanging out on the (not-so-warm, very windy) beach and watching copious amounts of… Read more > 5 Comments >

May 6, 2009 8:00 pm

An Event Apart

Yes, the rumors are true: I was finally able to attend An Event Apart! There are so many wonderful things to say about this conference, but I will try to be reasonably brief. Point #1: It is totally worth the money. Since I was lucky enough to have my workplace pay my way to SXSW… Read more > 5 Comments >

February 27, 2009 10:14 am

Lurking in the Dark

Daniel scared me half to death this morning. I had fallen asleep in the living room (Yes, again. If you have any suggestions on how to quit this horrible habit, I will be MORE THAN HAPPY to hear them. It is embarrassing how often I fail to come to bed in a given week.) but… Read more > 2 Comments >