Saturday, November 25, 2017
We had big plans for a night of camping over Thanksgiving break, but weather and some minor illnesses conspired against us. However, thanks to a suggestion from our good friend Peggy, we still managed to pitch a tent (in the basement). Amity tried to go to sleep in it, but in the end decided she'd be more comfy upstairs in her bed. Come somewhat warmer weather we'll need to give this another go. We are absolute slackers in this area as Amity has never spent a night outdoors in a tent and she's going to be 8 soon. Unacceptable. Must fix!
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Sunday, November 19, 2017
One of the many pluses of my time at STAB was getting plugged into an awesome set of colleagues who pretty much all own dogs. This makes finding a dog sitter a lot easier than it might otherwise be. One of our favorite households to dog sit swap with is the Colombos, who have the sweetest and most gigantic St. Bernard, Izzie. As can be seen here, Izzie is a good sport when subject to much kiddo love. Also picture, Zelda (much smaller).
Friday, November 03, 2017
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
We've reached a new milestone here - the kiddos went with friends (also sisters) trick or treating, and Wes and I had a grown up evening?! While I was a bit sad to miss the halloween theatrics, it was nice for the kiddos to get to hang with their friends and perhaps we can reciprocate by inviting the friends to come with us next year. Which is a longer way to say, I didn't even take this picture! But here is Halloween 2k17 in all of its glory - Amity as scotch tape (dispenser) and Zara as a forest princess? nymph? dryad? something like that.
Sunday, September 03, 2017
Sophie came down for a visit Labor Day weekend which was an awesome treat for all of us, seeing as we hadn't seen her in ages. Here's a few pics from our hike to... I think it was Turk Mountain. Somewhere in SNP not too far away. (Z not pictured because she was off galavanting with a friend.)
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Family selfie from a lovely vantage point at the Confederate Breastworks sign we have always seen but never stopped to visit, aka Fort Edward Johnson. Amity doesn't love twisty mountain passes, so we stopped to stretch our legs, restore our equilibrium and enjoy the .5 mile interpretive trail. And while it looks like this picture might have been taken on a sound stage with a wilderness backdrop, I assure you were there IRL.