Friday, March 20, 2009

Obamas Plant Organic Veggie Garden

so, i haven't posted in a while, but this bit of news has spurred me on! the obamas are planting a kitchen garden on the white house lawn! i love these people! talk about speaking to an issue near and dear to my heart--sustainable and healthy food for all. way to go, obamas!

if you are interested, you can read the full article here.

picture courtesy of

Saturday, February 07, 2009

New Video

Chris again, once more hijacking my wife's blog to post video of the kids. Enjoy.

This first one is simply a conversation with J at the table one day. It seems so important to capture him talking, as we didn't do a great job of getting N & D on audio when they were at the really cute stage of speech.

This one involves chopsticks as drumsticks and one of my favorite songs.

J mangling a christmas song in his own adorable way. Listen carefully at the end.

One of our few sledding days this year. Every year it is hard to find days with enough snow that are warm enough to go outside, but not so warm that the snow melts.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Quest for Jeans that Fit

so, have you seen this website Zafu?

it's answer a few questions and it tells you what jeans, pants, or bras will fit you best. and, as someone who hasn't quite figured out this whole mom-figure thing yet, and who is not the best shopper in the world (i hate it), that is brilliant!

anyway, maybe all of you already look fabulous at all times. in fact, you probably do. but for the rest of us, here's help!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Advent Conspiracy

i saw this on a friend's blog and had to share...hope you are challenged like i was.

Sunday, October 26, 2008


Christy is at choir practice with the boys, so I am taking this opportunity to hijack her blog and post a couple of videos from our camping trips this summer.

The first one is from our trip to the Sand Dunes about a month ago.

The second one is from the day we were loading up to go camping at Brainard Lake earlier in the summer.

Video # 3 is from the shores of the lake during that trip.

Finally, one more from a hike taken during that trip.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Ode to a Brown Chair

this chair has been with me since birth
my husband doesn't appreciate its worth
my babies were nursed there
so much more than "just a chair"
may its spirit roam free on the earth

goodbye, sweet chair.

Saturday, October 11, 2008