Friday, February 27, 2009

Ordinary miracle

This is for our Mama, because today is her birthday and because years ago she began looking for everyday miracles and does it still, and because we love her.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Such a whirlwind of a weekend for us! We spent a very quiet Saturday morning with my parents and then all afternoon and evening at Jan's parents' house with the entire clan, celebrating our Dad's 65th birthday. Shame on me for not taking a single picture - what on earth was I thinking, anyway? On Sunday we were a part of the baptism of Sebastian, precious baby boy of our good friends Soren and Leyla. He is darling and charming and so pleasantly chubby - and very patient with being passed back and forth 200 times between his adoring fans :)

Proud mama and daddy!
Jan was hopping the entire time - putting together programs and filming the whole ceremony...
and getting in some good conversation with the younger set. I will never, ever get over those cheeks.
Such a treat to be with the old gang!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

We're still here!

I've tried and tried to think of something new and delightful to post on here, but the truth of it is that the last month and a half has been a time of hunkering down in our little house and spending lots of quiet, simple hours together. Besides, we're both under the weather just now, and the most effort I've put into anything this week is cleaning our disaster of a kitchen. We have some fun things planned for the last weekends of February, though, and that should give us enough pictures and memories for a handful of posts. I just feel like I need to provide some explanation as to why our poor blog is leaning toward lame these days. That's all for now; over and out.

P.S. My brother told me this week that he's heard from several people, who are readers of the Farmer's Almanac, that the month of February is supposed to be worse than December in terms of the amount of snow. Goodness gracious, what a terrible thought.

Monday, February 02, 2009

A new leaf

Today I accomplished the following:

- Walked 4 miles
- Did an ab video and part of a legs/buns video
- Ate vegetables three different times
- Drank 8 glasses of water
- Remembered to take my vitamins

Now, because I spent most of January eating immense piles of junk and lying in a lethargic heap, complaining about the weather, I had forgotten how uplifting it is to make good, healthy choices. So, here's to a brand new month, with lots of opportunities for lively habits. Want to join me? :)