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Drop earrings designed by Jade Gedeon

These are my new favorite earrings, a pair I bought over the weekend at the local Urban Outfitters (you can find them on their website here, and more jewelry from the same designer here). I have to be careful with my earrings, though, because we had a scare last week where we thought Coco had [...]


It is now almost impossible to take a photo of Chuck alone, and in order to do so we have to tie Coco up somewhere in another part of the house. This morning we left Coco at home in her crate when we took Leta to school, and because Chuck was looking so pathetic I [...]

In sickness

This is one of the 12 roses I gave to Jon for Valentine’s Day. I picked them up at the grocery store while there to grab a gallon of milk and a jug of orange juice, and when I got home I threw everything on the island in the kitchen and said, hey you, it’s [...]

Signs of adolescence

Leta, screaming from the backseat: “WE’RE GOING TO GRANDMOMMY’S HOUSE, RIGHT?” Jon remains silent, not because he means to, it’s just the screaming doesn’t sound so much like screaming anymore as it does background noise. I think this is called Coping. Leta, again screaming, “DADDY! WE’RE GOING TO GRANDMOMMY’S HOUSE! RIGHT? RIGHT?” Jon continues driving [...]

Despite the language barrier

Video of Japanese game show involving rubber bands, marshmallows, and much determination Someone somewhere had to approve this idea, had to say, let’s do this, let’s strap a giant rubber band to someone’s face and see if he can stretch it far enough to reach a marshmallow dangling from the ceiling. And I want to [...]

Porcelain sugar jar

Another find from a local antique shop, something I had hoped would replace the rickety sugar dispenser we now have. But Jon doesn’t like the form factor of this jar, doesn’t like the fact that he’d have to use a spoon to get at the sugar instead of just pouring out the sugar like he [...]


You can see here where some of Coco’s teeth have gone missing. I can’t believe I’m about to admit this, but I collected most of Chuck’s baby teeth as they fell out and stored them in a ziploc bag. I don’t know why, it just seemed like the right thing to do, and that bag [...]

Because of the wonderful things he does

Jon and I attended his sister’s graduate school graduation on Saturday morning and afterward had lunch on the roof of one of the buildings that overlooks Oz Temple Square. This is the famous Salt Lake Temple, and the little golden guy on the steeple is Angel Moroni facing east. I know my heart is cold [...]

Life with two dogs. Much different than life on a beach with a margarita.

The addition of Dame Micro Turdlet to our family has increased the chaos of our lives by about 400 percent, although in the last week I have only wanted to drown her in a pot of chicken broth two or three times. There was this one time, I think I was reading a website or [...]

Silver metallic flats

These are BC Footwear flats that I bought at Shoe Pavillion in San Francisco, but I’m not about to link to the BC website because IT RESIZES YOUR BROWSER. The only thing you can do to annoy me more than that? Maybe gouge out my eyes with the fingernail clippers you use to trim your [...]