New Home

>> Friday, March 23, 2012

For those who are awesome, and keep coming back here to check for an update, I am amazed at your patience! :)

I've started a new adventure and invite you to come along for the ride. I promise to post about Quinn and other family events at the new home. How can't I?!

Without further ado...

Joe and I are definitely keeping up with our Tumblr if you're looking for a micro blogging experience.



>> Monday, November 14, 2011

I'm still here. Just busy. Really busy.

So ready for Thanksgiving break.

Joe and I have been experimenting with Tumblr as a way to share things and it seems to be the best route for now.

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18 months

>> Friday, September 16, 2011

You turned 18 months this past Tuesday.
You're picking up new vocabulary at a scary pace.
Your favorite is still "PAHPHEEEE!"
You are determined to feed yourself with a fork/spoon and refuse to eat if we try to help.
Coloring is your favorite.
"Harry the Dirty Dog" and "Jamberry" are your current go-to reads.
You love love love your floor bed. You know it's your own cozy place.
Some things you say in Japanese, some others in English. It's fun seeing which words you decide to use.
For a week straight, you requested to watch Tottoro right after breakfast.
You will eat "may-dohs" from the garden until your belly aches.
You love to tickle daddy.
You bust out singing "eeee-aye, eeee-aye....OHHH!" at random times.
You're tall. Growing out of your mid-arm chub rolls, but still rockin' the mid-thigh roll.

You're amazing. So full of love.


>> Sunday, September 11, 2011

Went up to Hanover, NH for Dave and Julie's wedding! It was a gooorgeous celebration. The weather held out, Julie was stunning, and Dave couldn't have looked any happier. So so thrilled for them!

Plus, we got to see best buddy John and his fiance Hannah, who flew all the way from Singapore. What amazing friends.

John took this beauty of a shot of us right after the wedding ceremony. So thankful!!


Been dipping my toes into a little heavier Photoshopping of pictures. Thump be on the forehead when things get outta control would yah?



Quinn loves to swing. Screams when it's time to take her out.

Her mind goes to a far away place when swinging. She lets go, so still, watching the other kids run around, rarely changing the expression on her face.


Tales of a "May-Doh" Snatcher

>> Monday, August 22, 2011

Q's been catching up speed in the land of independence lately. New feelings of want and frustration keep bubbling up in her little heart. Definitely rounding the bend in what will become full fledged toddlerhood.

"May-dohs" have been a part of her growing streak. Just the other morning, she woke up asking them for breakfast and happily gobbled 5-6 from our garden. Some nights when we offer them as a part of her dinner, she totally refuses, fulfilling the desire to have control in the situation. When we're out playing the yard, she'll sneak over to the garden and snack on them until she's covered in tomato juice.

Oh Quinn.

I love you.

: )



>> Monday, July 25, 2011


Music by Elizabeth Mitchell.


Bear Mt.

>> Saturday, July 9, 2011

Bear Mt State Park

We went to Bear Mt. State Park for the first time today, after living here for almost three years. Fools! Why in the world did we wait so long....

The place is beeeeaaautiful in the summer and can't even wrap my head around how gorgeous it is each fall. There's a nature trail/zoo, hundreds of picnic tables wrapping around the main lake, an outdoor ice rink, an old timey merry-go-round, a huge pool with a spectacular view, you can easily spend an entire day soaking it all in and would be a great place to have some sort of a family reunion/get together.

GO! If you're ever up here, GO!

Bear Mt State Park

Bear Mt State Park