Wednesday, December 31, 2008

impromptu new year's party

Tuesday, December 30, 2008


I've been wanting more of this chocolate for the last two years.

Monday, December 29, 2008

sick fog

I've been sick and fuzzy headed (and wearing pajamas) since the day after Christmas.

Sunday, December 28, 2008


He puts his paw on you when he wants petting.

Saturday, December 27, 2008


Handmade ornaments for Larry's family.

Friday, December 26, 2008

the day after

"Can anybody tell me what 'spoiled' means?"

This is the aftermath of Gravy's new found love of shredding wrapping paper.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

first christmas

In the new house with my new family.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Monday, December 22, 2008

this is retirement

This is what Gravy does while we are getting ready for work in the morning.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

how I feel about turning 30:

Also, despite the fact that my 20s are coming to an end, I still am not mature enough to resist spelling four-letter words with stamps.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

german gourmet

Friday, December 19, 2008

my boys

Thursday, December 18, 2008

foggy evening

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

in the attic

Checking the insulation and furnace.  Gravy loves to sneak in here, too.

Monday, December 15, 2008


Sunday, December 14, 2008


Saturday, December 13, 2008


Friday, December 12, 2008

in the studio, with the rope...

Thursday, December 11, 2008

peppermint sticks

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


Monday, December 8, 2008


Sunday, December 7, 2008

Saturday, December 6, 2008

our first christmas tree

Friday, December 5, 2008


Thursday, December 4, 2008


Wednesday, December 3, 2008


Monday, December 1, 2008

finishing up

The colors didn't come out as expected - hope they grow on me.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

why can't I help?

Gravy was confined to the living room while we painted and he stuck his head under the couch and watched us the whole time.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

the dining room, before

Started painting over the yellow today.

Friday, November 28, 2008

trash tree

It looks like Mr. Squirrel decided to do some decorating.

Thursday, November 27, 2008


Roasted nuts!  Crushed nuts!  These nuts were made into a chocolate hazelnut tart (yum!) for Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

mr. squirrel

Monday, November 24, 2008

attack of the chinese ladybug

These things have infested our house and I'm so freaked out by them.  They smell, they bite, and they just won't die!

Sunday, November 23, 2008


Saturday, November 22, 2008

table setting

Sara + Chris came for dinner tonight - I need to remember to take pics of my guests instead of inanimate objects!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Thursday, November 20, 2008

bed fail #2 (bum on, head off)

Not quite buddy, keep trying!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

bed fail #1 (head on, bum off)

Gravy got his first dog bed for his birthday the other day and he doesn't know what to think of it.  For the first few days he was afraid of it and wouldn't touch it - now he's finally started trying to lie on it...but he hasn't quite mastered it yet.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

zebra dog

Monday, November 17, 2008

close call

Another branch falls from the tree in our front yard.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

gravy and the hedgehog

He picked out this hedgehog toy himself during his birthday trip to PetCo.  

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Friday, November 14, 2008

birthday smokies

Gravy turned two and got a birthday treat - little smokies.  They were gone before I could snap the pic.

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

dog tags

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

super fly!

The upstairs office has suddenly become infested with flies.  Gravy snuffed four of them out with his nose in a matter of minutes.