Trip to Loutre Valley

05. November 2012 Family, Photography, Travel 0
Here are a few pictures from yesterday, when my parents and my grandparents and I went over to Loutre Valley, about an hour east of Columbia.  My grandmother grew up in this area, as did her parents and grandparents.  Her sister and brother-in-law just moved out of their Loutre Valley home and into a retirement ...

Halloween

01. November 2012 At the House, Photography 0
Happy Halloween!  And now that’s over, and it’s time to start Christmas shopping!  I wish I was kidding. The Halloween party on Saturday went really well.  Preparations went well, too.  I spent a couple of hours with the leaf blower on Saturday morning, and managed to clear off the patio and the driveway so that ...

Pre-Halloween Weekend

25. October 2012 Uncategorized 0
And it’s another party weekend at our house!  Party, party, party.  That’s all we do around here. Actually, I was hesitant to host this one since we’ve just had two others in the last few months, and this will total five parties that we’ve had since this time last year.  We do party, don’t we? ...

In Arizona

19. October 2012 Photography, Travel 0
Happy Friday!  It’s a cool windy October Friday in these parts.  We’re past peak in terms of fall color in the trees, which is a little sad.  I was out of town for the best weekend and the only photos I got were on my phone.  But it’s still beautiful.  I love the orange and ...

Work Presentation, Family Weekend, and Good-bye to Shea

10. October 2012 Pets, Travel, Work 0
I thought I’d check in, though it won’t be much of a post.  I’m busy trying to get things in place before we leave for Phoenix tomorrow.  There are always lots of errands to run before I leave town, it seems.  But, then, it’s always nice to come home and not have anything pressing to ...

A Front-Loaded October

One thing about Justin’s house (which is also now MY house, though I am still not in the habit of thinking of it as such, or describing it as OUR house) that I do not like is that the stairs are really slippery.  The cool weather means I am more likely to wear socks around ...

The Open House, Followed by a Wilco Concert

17. September 2012 At the House, Music, Pets 0
It was a great weekend!  The weather was cool and comfortable, and everything went off without a hitch! I started off the weekend by driving home and then walking back to campus.  I had been meaning to do it recently, but needed to know how long it would take.  It’s only two miles, and I’m ...