Tuesday, August 19, 2014
So looking forward to seeing this cutie patootie tonight. Loved going back to Boston and spending time with the fam, but I really missed this little guy. (FTR he was pretending to be tired but he was not at all — he spent another hour-plus running around the playground after this!)

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

So looking forward to seeing this cutie patootie tonight. Loved going back to Boston and spending time with the fam, but I really missed this little guy. (FTR he was pretending to be tired but he was not at all — he spent another hour-plus running around the playground after this!)



Sunday, August 17, 2014

Today I’m grateful for a great weekend of camping with my family and David. I have a history of bad luck with weather when it comes to camping, but this weekend was pretty much perfect — in the 70s during the day, with no real rain to speak of other than a few drops, and a somewhat chilly but manageable 50 degrees overnight. Breathing in the fresh air and spending time with my siblings and my nephews was good for my soul. Only complaint I have is that it went by way too quickly.  



Sunday, August 10, 2014
Today I’m grateful to spend a day at the beach with Rachel after a month away. I didn’t even care that the air was too chilly to spend much time in the (also chilly) water. It just felt good to put my feet in the sand and breathe in the fresh salty air.   

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Today I’m grateful to spend a day at the beach with Rachel after a month away. I didn’t even care that the air was too chilly to spend much time in the (also chilly) water. It just felt good to put my feet in the sand and breathe in the fresh salty air.   



Saturday, August 9, 2014

Today I’m grateful to spend time with my family visiting from Toronto as well as some of my extended family. Also grateful to get a little extra sibling time to play a rather epic game of Win, Lose or Draw. Thanks to my brother for hosting in his beautiful backyard!



Friday, August 8, 2014
Today I’m grateful that I beat my parents at Scrabble, an extremely rare feat indeed. Last week I had an all-time high score while pummeling David (and also while hopped up on morphine in the hospital after surgery). So, apparently I am much better at Scrabble without a gallbladder! :) 

Friday, August 8, 2014

Today I’m grateful that I beat my parents at Scrabble, an extremely rare feat indeed. Last week I had an all-time high score while pummeling David (and also while hopped up on morphine in the hospital after surgery). So, apparently I am much better at Scrabble without a gallbladder! :) 



Thursday, July 24, 2014

Today I’m grateful for several days of camping in Elysburg, PA, with David and Emil, where we could wander next door to the Knoebels Amusement Park, a favorite of David’s since childhood.    

I’m grateful that the rain was relatively limited and fairly well-timed for the things we wanted to do (not to mention it gave us a tiny bit of relief from the sweltering heat).  

I’m also grateful David insisted on me riding the Flume (and getting photographic evidence of it), even though Emil wasn’t up for it — it was SO much fun, and it felt great to get drenched from the water.

For a number of reasons, I didn’t actually take part as much as David and Emil did, but watching them both get so much enjoyment out of all of the different rides and games was just as fun as experiencing them myself. 



Saturday, July 19, 2014
For many months we had as regular visitors a couple of ducks, a man and his lady friend. We’d toss them bread, which they were more than happy to receive. Then suddenly they stopped coming around. David guessed the female was laying some eggs, and today I found out he was right when these guys showed up on the patio! The photo doesn’t do justice to how adorably fuzzy the babies are. The mama was on her own, though — apparently she mated with a deadbeat. Hmph. 

Saturday, July 19, 2014

For many months we had as regular visitors a couple of ducks, a man and his lady friend. We’d toss them bread, which they were more than happy to receive. Then suddenly they stopped coming around. David guessed the female was laying some eggs, and today I found out he was right when these guys showed up on the patio! The photo doesn’t do justice to how adorably fuzzy the babies are. The mama was on her own, though — apparently she mated with a deadbeat. Hmph. 



Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Today I’m grateful for a stunningly beautiful sunset. 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Today I’m grateful for a stunningly beautiful sunset. 



Monday, July 14, 2014

Today I’m grateful that David lets me observe and take pictures when he transitions from one facial hair ‘do to another (somewhat creepy and very short-lived) one.  



Saturday, July 12, 2014

Today I’m grateful that even though we didn’t have a lot of time, we still decided to hit the beach with Emil. It was totally worth it. We lucked out with a great parking spot right by a great stretch of beach, relatively quiet and uncluttered. Got a few hours of perfect sunshine to build sand castles and fight the waves (and discovered that David and I have opposite approaches to waves — he goes face first while I let them hit my back). Felt so good to get my “warm” ocean fix. :)