Before the kiddos came along, The Captain always treated me to a birthday trip. The year he took me camping on a remote beach in North Carolina was the most memorable of them all. I can remember so much about this weekend. The water birds, the tiny ghost crabs, driftwood littering the beach, falling asleep… Read More 2006, October: Hammock’s Beach State Park
This was our second hiking trip to Crowder’s Mountain, and this time we took a less strenuous trail than the first time. We still made it to the summit, and the views were lovely.
This beautiful park was only about fifteen minutes down the road from our first house in South Carolina, and whenever we needed some nature therapy, we’d go for a hike around the lake there, or on one of the other trails. All three of our kids were also taken on their first hike here (in… Read More 2006, September: Andrew Jackson State Park
Finally being able to take the kids out for a fun (but brief) Friday evening felt like something that would never happen. Although Panda is still a bit unpredictable, the amount of time that we can spend in public before a meltdown is getting longer, and a drink generally only gets spilled one time, on… Read More Family date night.
This may be the last of my posts for 2006! On to 2007 soon. Landsford Canal was relatively close to our house, and one of our go-to places when we needed a little bit of nature. Its claims to fame are nesting pairs of bald eagles, and the largest population of Rocky Shoals Spider Lilies… Read More 2006, November: Landsford Canal
On Friday, I sent a screen-cap of the weather forecast to Captain, planning for the weekend ahead. We’re always so busy, and I’m just getting over a nasty head cold, so we were excited to have an open weekend with such wonderful weather. February weather in Ohio is rarely this lovely, let alone this lovely so… Read More A warm day in February.
Part One of the 2005 photo roundup.… Read More 2005: Early
Having children has been the greatest joy of my life. In nurturing and nourishing and protecting them, though — I’ve had to gradually give pieces of myself away. I know this isn’t the case for all mothers, but for me, I’ve had to enter survival mode and allocate such a large portion of my physical, mental, and emotional resources to the kids, that I have had little for myself. For the last seven years of parenthood, I’ve felt like an extra in the story of my own life.… Read More Still My Story
Until now I’d mostly been treating this blog as strictly a photo blog, without really writing any content other than adding tags to posts for ease of navigation. But I wanted to share photos from my recent travel for my job with Automattic, and my personal blog with all of my silly parenting nonsense on… Read More Playa del Carmen, July 7-14, 2014