Month: January 2012

Black Diamond

“What do you want to do?” “I don’t know. What do you want to do?” We could go back and forth for hours, but we’ve found a better solution for filling our weekends with adventure. We just hop in the car and drive. We pick a road and see where it goes, the smaller and …

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Snow falls softly

It snowed!     I love the hush that comes with the snow. So peaceful.

First world problems: snow edition

I didn’t mind the snowstorm much at all. It was a minor inconvenience, combined with a bevy of benefits. My husband at home for a few extra days. Family play time in the snow. A little girl’s first snowman. Soup with grilled sandwiches. Hot chocolate (Gem would be sure to verify that her’s was “warm”). …

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Snow Angel

It’s not her first snow, but perhaps the first she remembers. She offers up snowballs as precious gifts, then tosses them up in the air like so much confetti, squealing and laughing as the snow tickles her face. And when she catches a snowflake on her glove, she blows it away, and says “make a …

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My favorite photos of 2011

I’m still learning to use my new camera, but I sure got a lot of practice with all our adventure this year. Here are some of my favorite photos.   We learned that bears like to eat¬†dandelions   My daughter discovered¬†the most fascinating animal at the zoo   I spent a little time in our …

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