Home, and home

Home, and home

One of my best friends from college came to visit us today. We haven’t seen them in eleven years–eleven years!–which we know because our oldest daughters were roughly two weeks and two months old, respectively, at the time. Fifteen years ago we...
Strategy, soul, and Lutheran fiction

Strategy, soul, and Lutheran fiction

Yesterday the girls and I played Monopoly. The outcome of the game is pretty clear from the picture, but read on…. Jonathan was my business partner. I’ve been reading real estate books, all of which talk about the strategy of Monopoly, and I warned the...
Ten in ten, part deux

Ten in ten, part deux

A year or so ago, Lauren challenged us to do a 10 in 10, i.e. take a picture every hour of your day and post it with a caption. At that time, I was working at {shudder} the restaurant-supply-company-that-shall-not-be-named, and every day was pretty much just like the...
Lowcountry

Lowcountry

We’ve been home for nearly 24 hours and I can still feel the waves lapping at my toes. We toured Fort Sumter, took tourist pictures at Rainbow Row (feeling slightly bad about it since real people live there), and gaped at the gorgeous, imposing Federal-style...
First communion, Boston, and other momentous vignettes

First communion, Boston, and other momentous vignettes

Here we are in mid-June, and all we’ve got to show for the summer on the lame side so far is 0 trips to the river 0 hikes But, on the awesome side, we have 1 week of swim camp for the girls 1 trip to Boston for Derek and me 1 stay at the grandparents for the...