Saturday, November 28, 2015

on ice

Ice skating


Ice skating

hooray for outdoor ice rinks. old skills that return in a snap. and friends that help you up when you fall down. xo

Friday, November 27, 2015

weekend to do


ice skating with friends
visit with Bella

around the house
holiday lights!
shelving in shed
turkey wildrice soup

*our annual "we're all dressed up so let's get a photo!" photo :)

Thursday, November 26, 2015





once again john, you're a "damn fine" cook xo

our pie list this year:
pumpkin x 2
chocolate pecan
banana pumpkin
rustic apple
brown sugar cranberry

Saturday, November 21, 2015

weekend to do


claire vivier monogramming at nathan taylor pop-up at the village
violin recital (gavotte in g minor :: j.s. bach)

around the house
move more mulch!

Sunday, November 15, 2015


I just can't get Paris off my mind. and I keep revisiting images from our last trip there (now 4 years ago).

Paris :: day two

it also has me thinking about the world our girls navigate. post-9/11 children, coupled with their access to media, terrorist attacks are part of their vernacular in a way they've never been part of mine. K seemed completely uninterested. E - who has a great affinity for Paris, and since a little girl, has talked of living there one day - retreated to her room and turned on Edith Piaf's La Vie En Rose*. how does this shape them? how will their generation deal with the mess that's been made? will they find the solution?

Paris :: day three

may Peace be the victor

*this song was not anticipated to be a hit for Piaf - but, released 1947, in the wake of WWII, it resonated with a population looking for a rosy view...

Saturday, November 14, 2015

weekend to do


fight a cold

around the house
spread mulch (do you know about ?)

Thursday, November 12, 2015



I'm not sure who took this snap at our wedding 16 years ago. but I've held onto it. I love it. the smiles.  the glimpse of sunset. the way d's brother is looking at my parents. it was such a night about family. still tugs at my heart.

happy anniversary, cowboy. xo