hard work

I just finished reading The Good Earth a couple weeks ago and it’s been on my mind so much lately I just have to write down my thoughts before they…

Haircuts

All the girls in our family are proud recipients of new haircuts…ok, well not Lucy, but all us other girls. Elle got her first professional haircut (besides the boy haircut…

Uncle Tal

The great Uncle Tal left yesterday to drive across the country to his new stomping grounds of NYC. We got to have lunch with him and help him pack his…

Tub it up

Someone needs to hide my camera from me. I honestly can’t stop taking pictures I love the thing so much and the “things” I take the pictures of.note the difference…

Busy

Lucy is busy. She’s in the crawl-into-the-dishwasher- empty-all-the-trashcans-wrestle-against a diaper change-as-if-your-life-depends-on-it climb-up-huge-stairs-and-not-know-how-to-get-back-down stage. She’s also growing a little feisty. And I’m in love even more with that humongous smile. those…

Relief

We’ve made new records here with the heat…over 110 for a bunch of consecutive days in a row…who knows how many…all I know is that it is so uncomfortably hot….

Joy School

Claire started Joy School for her second year…well, we were total slackers and had more of a playgroup last year so this year it’s for real. She is SO excited….

complete

My house is quiet. Everyone’s in bed…even Dave. Here I sit trying to do something productive with the minutes before I should head to bed too…before all too soon the…