Monthly Archives: June 2011

Happy Father’s Day!

To our fathers We are grateful to you for your love, generosity, kindness, and thoughtfulness. We appreciate all that you have done, and continue to do, for us.  We are glad that Ellie has two such awesome grandfathers. We love … Continue reading

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No More School!

No more books! No more students, dirty looks! School is out for the summer and so we celebrated with a delicious dinner:  lamb breast, slow roasted in the oven (they’re ribs and are SO good – our favorit cut of … Continue reading

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A few current Ellie pictures

I’m guessing that some of you, my dear readers, are getting a bit upset with me at the lack of current Ellie pictures on the blog the past couple of weeks.  So here’s a few to appease you! After a … Continue reading

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Six Week Photo Shoot

As I was posting Ellie’s 7-month photo shoot pictures, I realized that I had never posted any pictures from the photo shoot that our friend Julie did when Ellie was 6 weeks old.  Julie is a great photographer.  If you’re … Continue reading

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Alaska Trip, Christmas 2010, Part 6: The Finale – the Family Picture

My family hadn’t all been together since my sister Rachel got married in May 2008.  So it had been 2 1/2 years and in that time, we’d gained three more babies.  (Actually, since Christmas we’ve gained two more babies!)  So … Continue reading

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The Power of Positive Thinking

Today is the third day in a row of temperatures that are way too high -yesterday, add in humidity and the heat index was over 100.  I’m [desperately] trying to have a good attitude about this so here’s what I’ve … Continue reading

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May sewing – Steph’s baby quilt

Or, “Anatomy of a Modern Quilting Bee” 1. I realize that I have Steph’s key fabric that she chose for their nursery.  (I also used the same fabric in a tea towel for a wedding present for Dan and Betsy … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Kaitlyn!

It’s hard to believe that it was almost two years ago that I got to meet my newest niece! And now she’s two! Happy Birthday Kaitlyn!  Here’s a kiss from your cousin Ellie! Don’t make the twos too terrible, OK? … Continue reading

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Alaska Trip, Christmas 2010, Part 5: New Year’s Eve, Alaska style

For New Year’s Eve, Dad, Jon, Leah, Kaitlyn, Nik, Ellie, and I went downtown to the celebration.  It was really cool.  Nik asked me if I’d ever gone to this before and I said, “No – it never occurred to … Continue reading

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Alaska Trip, Christmas 2010, Part 4: Obligatory Moose and Scenery Pictures

If you didn’t guess from either the title of this blog “series” or the dog mushing pictures, we spent our Christmas vacation (or most of it anyway) with my family in Alaska.  Here’s the proof: The one moose we inevitably … Continue reading

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