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Captured by cameras for the first time

The last time Leah came to visit overnight we forced her to watch three-days worth of “The Dog Whisperer,” and by the time she left she was poking us in the neck with her thumb and forefinger to get us to stop chewing on shoes. We have since seen every episode of “The Dog Whisperer,” [...]

Big House Red

It’s probably not good practice to purchase wine based on the design of the label, but when we were introduced to this brand by our old neighbors, both Jon and I immediately knew that this was a bottle of wine we could leave sitting out on the countertop. The wine itself is a bit fruity [...]

Behind the scenes

I thought it might be interesting if I started to post more shots of what it’s like to wrangle Chuck into position for a photograph. Last night we made pasta, and afterward I started piling the leftovers on top of his head until he couldn’t take it anymore. Sometimes the snarl he makes while trying [...]

Christmas abstract

This is me getting very close to the Christmas tree, setting the camera to manual focus, zooming in on something nonexistent, and hoping that anyone who is looking at this while high would be able to see tiny elves.

Thinking she might become a conductor

This is Leta’s favorite song on the cassette tape given to her by Jon’s very Mormon sister, and she does this nutty dance to it at least two or three times a day. I’m having a hard time sleeping these days because when I put my head on my pillow and shut my eyes, this [...]

But they were treasures to me

All about my dog “A 10 plus minute Japanese short film about a girl Mika and her dog Marimo.” Yeah, I was just going to sit here and try to observe this video with a cold sense of detachment, but I didn’t even make it thirty seconds without coating my entire face with tears. This [...]

Apple paperweight

Leah and I shopped several local antique stores over the weekend, and I fell in love with this heavy blue paperweight when I saw it at a consignment shop called Emilie Jayne. It feels as heavy as granite, although I’m not exactly sure what it’s made out of. I’ll be making a permanent place for [...]


Mid-yawn, having just caught it from me.

In a previous life Jon was a mime

A rare shot of my husband gesturing while he speaks.

Looking forward to a thrilling game of Candy Land

My friend, Leah, is visiting for the weekend, and when she arrived last night Leta started showing off immediately. Meaning, she started firing off poop jokes. Except, Leta is still unfamiliar with the concept of a joke, so her delivery went something like this: “Hey! Watch this!” And then she’d scream, “POOP!” We laughed only [...]