Fresh Air

The creek is calling my stick is bigger than yours. How long until Spring? … [Read more...]

New Deck

We've moved this past month, to the forever home.  Inside everything is still in boxes and under construction and all over.  But outside everything is good.  So good, even on a chilly enough February afternoon. … [Read more...]

CROP Hunger Walk 2015 – Many Faces, One Goal

This year, my family and I participated in our third CROP Hunger Walk.  Well, for three of us, it was our third.  For my husband, more like his 10th or 12th or so as he grew up walking with his family.  It was the second year my kids walked more than they rode, and the first year for our pup.  He was one of three dogs, actually.  This was also the first year that I had a role beyond just "walker" or "stroller pusher."  Because, this year, for the first time I was also part of the planning … [Read more...]

Backyard Superhero Shenanigans

Anything you can do, I can do better.   I can do anything, better than you. No you can't.   Yes I can.  ;) Oh, what will we do when the chill comes to stay.  I fear my couches may not survive another winter with twin Superheroes cooped up in the house for six long months.   … [Read more...]

10 Favorite Toys from Ages 2 to 5

In the blink of an eye, my twin boys will be 5 this year right before Christmas.  Yes, in our family, December is a hoppin' time.  With 3 of 4 of the family celebrating birthdays AND the excitement of the Christmas season, there is hardly a dull moment.  I'm pretty sure my kiddos are already counting down the days, which means I had better start thinking about my yearly conversation with Santa.  ;)  This year, my kids are likely to have their own input and wishlists, but in previous years, mom … [Read more...]

To dear Ann Arbor Town…

How does the old song go again? I want to go back to Michigan, To dear Ann Arbor town, I want to go back; I got to go back, To Michigan. … [Read more...]

Boys of Summer

"You did not hear them coming.  You hardly heard them go. The grass bent down, sprang up again.  They passed like cloud shadows downhill... The boys of summer, running." - Ray Bradbury I'm reading savoring a bit of Ray Bradbury's Dandelion Wine this summer for the first time in a long time.  I'm not quite sure when I first happened upon the book.  I loved Bradbury's Sci-Fi stuff in high school.  He was one of the few authors I would read for pleasure in those days.  I probably picked … [Read more...]

Four, the Half-Way Point

Four has been a good, good age for us.  And it's already half-way through.  Savoring it all we can... … [Read more...]

Shadow Play

We found something today. Something we weren't quite sure whether it had gone away for a season or for good.  But the sun came out, and with it, some warmth.  And we found it. And it was cause for dancing. And jumping. And all-around celebrating. {Superhero style.} We topped 50 degrees here today in the Midwest.  And it was good.  So good. To find it once again. … [Read more...]

Project 365 – February, Week III

It's February.  It's cold.  And we're inside.  Still... (2.12.2015) - Tickle Break (2.13.2015) - City Farmin' with Papaw (2.14.2015) - Valentines Still (2.15.2015) - Post "Weekend-with-Grammie" Sleep In (2.16.2015) - President's Day Lego Build (2.17.2015) - Maestro  {See more from his concert here.}   Equipment and Settings i.  Canon 6D, 35 mm 1.4 | ISO 1600 | f/2.0 | 1/250 ii. Canon 6D, 35 mm 1.4 | ISO 1600 | f/1.6 | 1/320 iii. Canon 6D, … [Read more...]