Monthly Archives: October 2011

Thoughts on healing, resting, responsibility, and community

Over the past few months, I’ve talked to a few different women about post-partum recovery and their various experiences, both positive and negative.  My own recovery after Ellie’s birth was quite easy.  I know part of that was because my … Continue reading

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Let’s get grainy.

So I started reading up on photography. So far my impression with using my camera in manual mode is that I am doing a bunch of work to make the camera take photos that are almost as good as the … Continue reading

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How to Make Granola without being frustrated because it doesn’t bake into clusters

Another post in my series, “How to ________ without _________“ Lately, I’ve been working on perfecting my mom’s granola recipe.  Yes, it’s good in the form that we ate it growing up but I most particularly  wanted it to be … Continue reading

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Hi squirrels.

There’s a squirrel in this picture too – look closely! In our dogwood, from our office window

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A Fall Festival Just for Me!

Sunday was my 35th birthday.  (35!  That feels so much older than 34.) The weather was gorgeous so we decided to take a walk in a nearby park.  When we got there, we discovered that the annual fall festival was … Continue reading

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Our new camera

Thanks to my very generous family, we have a new digital camera! They all pitched in for my 30th birthday gift and bought me a Canon digital SLR, and it takes very nice photos. Now I just have to learn … Continue reading

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Shadow Puppets with Baba

Nik and Ellie have tons of fun together when he gets home from school.  This lets me get dinner made and gives me a nice break from Ellie too! Yesterday, one of their fun activities was shadow puppets in the … Continue reading

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Ten things I learned about having a big family

My brother Eric, my sister-in-law Meggan and their five children Noah, Selah, Jonas, Ezra, and Violet just left us on Monday night after spending almost two weeks in the East Coast.  They were with us for the first three days … Continue reading

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This is what I want for my house

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” William Morris I’ve seen this quote before but just ran across it again today.  The past couple months have moved us a … Continue reading

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Happy Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday Nikki! From all 3 of us to you! We hope your birthday was as relaxing as this day we spent together on vacation!

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