Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Lunchtime on the Go

Catching a little Blues Clues at the Volvo dealership while we wait for the car to be serviced.

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Friday, September 11, 2009

Two Faces

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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Why, why, why?? Part deux.

Why does my bedroom still look like this? We moved in more than a month ago. Those are just boxes full of frustration.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Boil It

Why am I so annoyed that our town's water supply is apparently contaminated with e.Coli bacteria? I had to boil some water on my efficient electric stove and send my husband a text message asking him to bring home a few jugs of bottled water from the supermarket. I have to supervise the kids' toothbrushing a little more closely. Hopefully they can pinpoint the source and have it cleaned up in a matter of a few days.

We are so spoiled.

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Monday, September 7, 2009

Something Seems to be Missing ...

Auntie Lynn scored a home run with this birthday gift.

Sorry, couldn't resist.

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Sunday, September 6, 2009


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Saturday, September 5, 2009

Practice Run

In a couple of weeks I'm going to start making desserts and pastries for a friend's restaurant. Here's the first of my test biscotti, made with orange zest and bittersweet chocolate. They will be prettier and more uniform in shape, but they taste amazing. I can't wait to have one with coffee in the morning!

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Friday, September 4, 2009

Piano Man

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Thursday, September 3, 2009

School Days

Our neighbourhood crew, walking to school.

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Why, why, why??

Why can't I get to bed at a reasonable hour? I swear it was just 9:38 and I was folding laundry on the couch, yawning my head off and thinking how delicious it would feel to be in bed before 10pm. And now here it is, almost tomorrow.

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Big Day

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Monday, August 31, 2009

One more sleep

Tomorrow we send her out into the world.

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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Cheeky Boy

I know, he needs a haircut. We did that once and it was more than awful. Quite honestly, I'd rather people wonder if he's a girl than go through that anytime soon. Yes, I am a wuss.

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Friday, August 28, 2009


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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Log Jam

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The Old Fashioned Way

This is the first paper and ink book I've read in over a year. It's by an author from my hometown, and is set there. It's a bittersweet read. It evokes memories and, at the same time, reminds me of how much I have forgotten. "Home" feels very far away.

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Monday, August 24, 2009

Tired Eyes

He's burning the candle at both ends.

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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Happy Birthday to Me

Lovingly baked by the best husband in the world, ever.

It was chocolate cake with caramel macchiato filling and chocolate frosting. Delicious.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Go Fly a Kite

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Monday, August 17, 2009

Pool Boy

This one's for Christine. Thanks for not giving up on me! Now to fill in allllllllll the blanks.

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Saturday, July 11, 2009



The last time I made cupcakes, I made a batch of egg free ones for my little allergic boy. I wrapped them all separately and put them in the freezer, planning to take one out and frost it for him when I made cakes for other occasions, so he wouldn't be left out. He wasn't interested in the the first one I offered him about 6 weeks ago, but this morning was a different story. I think the chocolate frosting helped.

It just made me so darned happy to see him enjoy that cupcake!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


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Tuesday, July 7, 2009



It has begun. The packers will be here in less than 2 weeks. Time to get rid of all the crap.

Monday, July 6, 2009


I could have sworn I took a photo of the girls on their way to summer camp.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Leaving Day

You'll notice that the sun is out. I couldn't bring myself to photograph how beautiful the ocean was. The big kids played on the beach and swam in the surf while I packed and loaded the car. At least they got to enjoy the last morning. It was a lovely house and fantastic location. Maybe next year the weather will cooperate and the littlest member of our family will be a better vacation participant.

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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Gloomy Day

... Again.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Shopping Day

Trying to decide on a dress for a friend's wedding this month. I was actually shopping by myself and needed more than the mirror. It was quite an effective way of obtaining a different perspective.

Oh, and I didn't feel bad about spending a vacation day at the mall. It coincided with a massive thunderstorm and torrential rain.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Sunny Day

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Monday, June 29, 2009

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Saturday, June 27, 2009

We Made It

And it was gorgeous even though the sun didn't break through the coastal fog until late in the afternoon.

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Friday, June 26, 2009


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Thursday, June 25, 2009



Moments after I took this, he said to me, "Uh, Olivia's Mom, I'm stuck in my tree".

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Box o' Baby


Any parent can attest to the fact that a big cardboard box is the best. toy. ever.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Amongst the Rabble


Today was awards day at school and he walked away with certificates for chorus, mathematics, honor roll, and homework. (They gave an award to kids who completed their homework all year. I kinda thought that you were supposed to do that ... )

I am so proud of my boy. As well as being crazy smart, he's a hard worker and puts his all into everything he does.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Peeking In


... through the auditorium doors at Chorus rehearsal.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Thursday, June 18, 2009



It probably won't be cool enough to eat tonight, but the house smells divine!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Performing Again


At the Bunker Hill Day commemoration ceremony.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Astride the Cannon


... with their friend, Adam.