Tuesday, August 30, 2016


It's an intense cicada year. Not only are they enthusiastically loud in the evening, but their shed exoskeletons are everywhere.

Sunday, August 28, 2016


Evelyn is now at the age where she's much happier if she can help out while I'm working in the kitchen. Sponging off the counter is worth whole minutes of entertainment.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Thursday, August 25, 2016


My newest art installation, entitled The Perks of Not Mowing the Backyard for a Month.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Tuesday, August 23, 2016


Evelyn and I had an impromptu lunch picnic in a plaza in Southlake while running errands. She was remarkably coordinated with her blue shirt, skirt, and blueberries.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Loving potato

I love both how happy Evelyn is looking at Ben in this picture and also how much at one month old she resembled an adorably lumpy potato.

Saturday, August 20, 2016


It doesn't feel like it's been a whole year since Evelyn and I were just hanging out in bed together taking lots of naps all day.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Wednesday, August 17, 2016


Evelyn thinks that swim class is pretty awesome.

Evelyn moved up to the level two swim class today. Apparently, that entails a certificate, even at the tender age of one. What a gifted child. =D

Tuesday, August 16, 2016


Ben was looking for a family photo to put on his teacher website yesterday. This is the most recent picture of the three of us that I could find. Evelyn is three months old here. Perhaps it's time to take a new picture of us!

Monday, August 15, 2016


For some reason, this lizard at Walnut Canyon was unimpressed by my invitations to come out and pose for better pictures.

Sunday, August 14, 2016


In addition to gorgeous nature, Walnut Canyon also had a number of Anasazi ruins built into the cliffs.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Sunset Crater

On our last day in Flagstaff, we went for a hike at Sunset Crater. I was not expecting a post-volcanic wasteland to be so beautiful.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Tuesday, August 9, 2016


Evelyn thinks that natural splendor is all very well, but a puddle to splash in is where the real entertainment is at.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Walnut Canyon

On Thursday, we went for a hike at Walnut Canyon. It was beautiful, but on the way back up, Rebecca and I had to stop for a lot of "picture breaks" that of course had nothing to do with the fact that we desperately needed to stop and breathe for a bit.

Sunday, August 7, 2016


As this picture by Rebecca that I found on my camera illustrates, travelling has taught me that you can get a cup of whole milk almost anywhere, including, fortunately, coffee shops.

Saturday, August 6, 2016


We have an unbelievably patient, forbearing hound.

There is no way to crop this picture to conceal the chaos that one of the two
beings in this picture consistently leaves in her wake.

Friday, August 5, 2016


One year ago today our lives suddenly got a lot more complicated, sleep-deprived, and absolutely delightful.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016


Queen Anne's lace may not be the absolute epitome of summer, but it's awfully close.

Monday, August 1, 2016


Evelyn had a great time with the balloons from the joint birthday party a couple weeks ago!