Saturday, May 31, 2014

Who Could Have Foreseen This?

Such an image is certainly nothing I ever imagined when I said, "Yes" all those years ago.

Friday, May 30, 2014


Even though the kids knew she was there, I didn't discover this expectant mother beneath the deck until today.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Jack is 8

It was a busy and fun day.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The Girl Can Twirl

The sun came out this afternoon, and it must have made Stella feel like dancing.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The Elbow

I was paying for my groceries when Dennis called to tell me that we'd likely have to take Stella to the emergency room, because Sam might have broken her arm. She couldn't move it when I got home and called the nurse line. I was hoping to avoid a trip to the hospital, but we had to go. Thankfully, the visit went smoothly. It turned out that Sam had dislocated Stella's elbow when he was dancing with her, but by the time we talked the doctor, the problem had resolved itself. (It's called nursemaid's elbow, and Luke experienced it at six months — he was standing in my lap while I held his hands; when his knees buckled, his elbow came undone, so to speak.) When the doctor asked for the back story, Stella explained (pointing to me): "Her ten-year-old son was dancing on the rug. Then he pulled my arm and hurt it." If nothing else, Stella got a bracelet she likes, even though it doesn't really match her nail polish.

Monday, May 26, 2014


I'd like to say something about the sacrifices made by American soldiers, but I can't always find words that don't sound trite or insincere. Thankfully, New Hampshire poet Paul F. Lenzi has created a moving tribute that likely expresses what many of us feel. Please read it here.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Around the Yard in Black and White

I left my camera on monotone, and viewed my surroundings in a different light.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

New Angle

A slightly different take on Bridget. Oh, and if you'd like to see more prom photos, you can do so here.

Prom Night

It's after midnight, and I have to get to bed, but here are a few shots from the homeschool prom.

Thursday, May 22, 2014



It was a busy day. Bridget finished the second flat for the prom (with help from friends, siblings, and mom), then spent the afternoon and evening decorating the venue. When Stella, Luke, and I picked up Bridget this evening, Stella got enthralled by the twinkly lights, tried on my glasses, made a new friend, and got a dancing lesson from Luke.