Monthly Archives: February 2017

Dinner with the Bakers

We had the Bakers over for dinner tonight and had the best time. I made Coquilles Saint Jacques, lamb chops, Anson Mills polenta integrale, swiss chard with orange and shallots, Blue Sky bran muffins, and chocolate buckwheat cake. I woke … Continue reading

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Abe travels

Abe left for an overnight trip to Philadelphia today, and wow, am I a mess without him. Ammon is the sweetest boy ever, but he is such a handful because he gets into everything (sweetly, of course). I felt demoralized … Continue reading

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Dinosaur National Monument

We decided to take a day trip to Dinosaur National Monument today. It is three hours away, and we have been wanting to go for almost a year. We finally followed through today! Abe and I started the day by … Continue reading

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Lydia’s new virus

On Sunday we realized Lydia has Fifth’s Disease, otherwise known as Slapped Cheeks Disease, otherwise known as the parvovirus. It is not serious, but the poor thing has been miserable for several day now, and it was a relief to … Continue reading

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Mary gets a piano teacher, and the pace of life in general

Mary and my mom spend a lot of time together. I have a couple pictures of times when I have caught them snuggling together. I am very focused on Lydia and Ammon right now, but I am hoping that will … Continue reading

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Tooth Fairy mishap

On Thursday night Lydia lost her wiggly tooth…and the tooth fairy forgot to come!!! We were all aghast at the situation. I’ll be honest, I also wondered if I can responsibly handle the tooth fairy situation. How many teeth does … Continue reading

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Park day

On Thursday I took the kids to the park before ice skating. The weather has been mild for February, and I was feeling cooped up in the house. I kind of hate the fact that our house has dark floors, … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day

This Valentine’s Day was the best one I have ever had. I think having kids who are excited about the holiday helped. Lydia spent the whole day in a state of euphoria. After her harp lesson, we had heart shaped … Continue reading

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Master class, singing, and Valentines

On Saturday Lydia had a master class with Heidi Lehwalder, Salzedo’s last student. She (Heidi) was lovely. After playing her pieces, Lydia sat there wiggling her loose tooth and looking blankly around the room. Abe and I were extra attentive … Continue reading

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Lydia’s first day of school

Today was Lydia’s first day of school! She had a wonderful time at school. She reported that everyone wanted to be her friend and lots of people said her hair was pretty. She said she did not know how to … Continue reading

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