Monday, August 28, 2006


I sort of forgot about this blog. /sheepish's a pictorial recap of what's been going on with me and mine the last few weeks. (If you'd like to see something in a larger size, just click on the picture.)

The girls decided to face their fear of the needle...and emerged with pierced ears! Here's Morgan and her little ear gold ear bobs:
Stardust in her eyes

On our way back from Nate's wedding, we found happiness in the middle of nowhere in Wisconsin:
Then we found happiness

as well as the intersection of the 90th Meridian and the 45th Parellel.
So we took another one to put her back in
And there, in the middle of a corn field, was our geological marker!

For my birthday, Pete gave me a remote control for the camera (which I'm still trying to figure out how to work) (the remote control, not the camera).
Work, damn you

Butterflies finally discovered my garden, but alas, not in nearly the numbers I'd hoped for when I put in the lantana and other butterfly-attracting plants. Next year, maybe?
Finally, the butterflies discover my garden

However, that's okay, because there've been lots hanging out at the local park (I need to get some liatris in my garden next year--the monarchs love this stuff!).
Does a butterfly get dizzy from standing on its head?
Open wide

The sunsets have been stunning
Some nights, it doesn't even look real

and the hummingbirds have been making wonderful subjects.
She posed for me :)

We're enjoying the eats from the garden.

And Emma got her hair cut like Lucy's in the Narnia movie.
Lucy hair!

And that's what's been going on with us!

I'll try to remember to post a little more regularly. :)

Friday, August 04, 2006

Then and now

My cousin and her family have been up visiting from Texas (they left today, sniffle). The five kids are great little buddies; it's been a really fun week, and we're sad to see them leave! And wow, they're all growing up so fast...sigh.

The kids, 2004
Left to right: Michael, Morgan, Julianne, Emma, Jacob

The kids 2006
Left to right (the girls switched): Michael, Emma, Julianne, Morgan, Jacob