Archive for April, 2009

dreaming of an airstream

April 30th, 2009

Our recent camping trip has me dreaming of a pre-packed trailer awaiting my arrival home from the office – ready to drive off for the weekend, up the coast. Oh, to not have to remember the stove. Oh, to sleep on a warm bed instead of on hard, rocky ground. Oh, to be wind proof. […]

is it iced coffee weather?

April 30th, 2009

It may be iced coffee weather where you are, but it is not, here. I’ve never been one to get caught up in trends, so I’ll be starting my iced coffee tonight as it takes at least 12 hours to make. If you’ve never tried real iced coffee – I don’t mean hot coffee poured […]

hey dad, you should eat organic

April 30th, 2009

A comprehensive list of Farmer’s Markets in Houston, Texas. In case you are in the area and hungry… Then wash it down with these wine winners from the Texas Livestock and Rodeo.

all camped out

April 30th, 2009

We had a windy fun-filled weekend camping at Sonoma State Beach with the kids’ favorite friends – Matthew and Toby. We got off to a rough start arriving at 8:40PM to pitch the tent in the dark, fighting 40mph winds, and ultimately burning a small hole in the tent when the wind pushed it against […]

the 5 minute morning

April 29th, 2009

I love how this guy puts his pants on while brushing his teeth. The second half is instructions for achieving his feats.

the butt scoot

April 22nd, 2009

I’m sure some of you will have seen this around the Internets, but it reminded me of my dad who doesn’t read all the same Blogs I do. Enjoy. An 8mm stop motion, filmed in 1965 when the producer was 15 years old.

ah, summer!

April 22nd, 2009

We are definitely enjoying having a porch in the back yard. Oh that, and the heat. Stella and Will spent a few hours hunting for insects and then inspecting their victims when we got home from school. I taught them how to run the net through bushes and grass to get the bugs to fall […]

racers, start your engines!

April 22nd, 2009

Today was the second annual Trike-a-thon at KNS. The kids were instructed to bring their decorated vehicle and helmet this afternoon. Rumor on the playground was that most parents barely remembered to bring bikes, today, much less break out the decorations. But, they turned out. At high noon, the kids took to the 10 foot […]

arugula pesto and a halter top

April 21st, 2009

Living in the inferno has us craving cold foods. We’re having arugula pesto salad to make a dent in the arugula that has been threatening to overgrow the house. The kids’ pasta was accompanied by clown faced salads of salmon (mouth), mushroom (nose), black berries (eyes), and red pepper (ears). Arugula Pesto – 1 bulb […]

sundresses for the sunshine

April 20th, 2009

I’m a sucker for suggestion. I’ve had 6 sewing projects sitting about in various states of completion for weeks. Most needed no more than a seam or two. One hadn’t yet made it from mind to pattern. Thanks to a good friend asking what I’ve been sewing lately, I was able to struggle through 4 […]

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