Monthly Archives: November 2011

A Mushroom Bigger than Your Head (if you’re a baby)

That’s a maitake, or hen-in-the-woods, mushroom.  We have an incredibly knowledgeable (and generous) friend who forages for mushrooms.  This fall was particularly productive and she had more than she needed.  So we were more than glad to take this one … Continue reading

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Purple Hoodie

My little cutie pie, with more and more personality as every day goes by

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Surprisingly beautiful in the later afternoon sun

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Enjoying the Autumn Sights and Weather with Grandpa

Autumn is hands down my favorite season on the East Coast.  I’m glad that my dad was able to enjoy it with us! We visited the Loch Raven Reservoir and the Hampton Mansion (a National Historic Site, which Nik grew … Continue reading

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Hooray for Baby Maria! (August, September, October, November Sewing)

Baby Maria arrived a couple months ago and Ellie and I decided to welcome her to this world with a diaper bag (surprise, surprise).  I’m becoming quite a pro at diaper bags.  Maria is my third new niece in 7 … Continue reading

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Grandpa was here!

And now he’s in England! He’ll be back in a couple weeks for more playing!

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How to Make Great Soup without Having a Specific Recipe

Another post in my occasional series, “How to ________ without _________“ I love soup.  That’s one reason why I love cooking during the fall/winter season.  As I’ve learned more about cooking in general, I’ve realized that it’s pretty easy to … Continue reading

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A Mixed Blessing

Our house is tricky to get in to.  If you’re a first-time visitor to our house, you’ll probably be very confused as to what side of the house you’re supposed to enter on.  This is because the front of our … Continue reading

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