Category Archives: Family


Wow, it seems like the few tantalizing bits of spring we had just last week all intensified almost overnight. We had planned to spend the weekend focused on building a treehouse in the woods, and were making progress until Saturday … Continue reading

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Early spring morning in the garden

After many days of inviting 50- and 60-something temps, this feels like a bit of a setback. But as young Nora remarked when we were driving through the heavy rain yesterday: “at least we’ll have lots of May flowers!”

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Hammock proves it’s spring

“I’m going to read here all day,” he says.

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Animal Death and Children

We bade a very premature farewell yesterday to one of our new house kittens.  Mallory had been with us for only 4 weeks, and from the very start had been Nora’s very favorite kitten.  It turned out that the little … Continue reading

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Welcome 2014!

  Have a great 2014.

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We had a cool and rainy afternoon, but the sun peeked out just before it set.  I was picking apples from the tree by the shed in advance of the hard freeze predicted for tomorrow night, and the kids had … Continue reading

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Tree Swing!

Since even before we moved in, Amy has wanted a tree swing. Actually, Amy wants lots of tree swings, to be used for various photo shoot locations (and also for fun, I suppose). We decided to start with one, though, … Continue reading

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A little sibling reading time

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