Something Fun

My friend Ursula posted this on her blog the other day (for some reason I can only read her blog through the Bloglines feed), and I thought it was fun. You can design your own snowflake and tack a little message onto it. Here is the link if you want to try it out:


Guy Fawkes Night

Guy Fawkes Night

We went to our first Guy Fawkes Night and Bonfire last night. This is the effigy that we made. I think he turned out pretty good, but in the end, he was burned. That’s okay– maybe we’ll make another next year!

Guy Fawkes Night

This is another effigy getting burned that some people made. He was mostly stuffed with leaves.

Guy Fawkes Night

Along with the large family that hosted the party there were a few other law students, some people from the University, and some people from church.

The girls spent most of the night running around the yard with the younger kids. They had a blast jumping in leaves, playing games around the yard, roasting marshmellows, and eating (way too many) sweets. I think I ate too many too… 

(To see more pictures click here.)

Are You My Mother?


I think because of not being able to decorate anything all summer long (living in other people’s houses), I was very ready to do something when we got back. Today I painted the little bird from the book Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman on the girls’ room wall. I might do the Mommy bird somewhere else in the room some other time… we’ll see how long I’m feeling inspired.

The two framed pictures are a very recent Goodwill find– I got them for $1 each. I thought I’d put those in the girls’ room also.

Ahhh. It’s good to be home!