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Blush and bashful

This is Sarah’s third guest post, my favorite so far (although the comments on her previous one are some of the funniest things I’ve ever read). Good news is that I finally get to write about what’s been going on over here, and I’ll have that ready tomorrow. You have no idea how good it [...]

I can’t believe we haven’t done this one yet

Would sir desire a wipe on the butt?

Halloween lily

I saw these on a walk today, first time I’ve ever seen an orange lily. The color was just so intense, like a ripe pumpkin. Thought about plucking a few but then realized, isn’t that stealing? And I just don’t need that sin on my record.

In defense of football

A couple of weeks ago when I was in New York for HGTV I grabbed a quick drink at the hotel bar before the car to the airport arrived, taking a seat right underneath a giant flat screen TV that was tuned to The World Cup. There were only a few other people there, and [...]


Over the weekend we broke out a bin of Leta’s old toys for Marlo. Did you hear that, Chuck? FOR MARLO.


My sister and her family came by yesterday, and as usual all her kids fought over who got to hold Marlo. This is one of the twins, Noah, and the only way I know it’s not Joshua is because Noah’s hair is slightly longer. Leta still hasn’t figured it out yes and just refers to [...]

I thought Kristy’s stepdad was Winston Brewer but Kate knew it was really Watson

This is Sarah’s next guest post, and before we begin I have to admit that I’ve never cracked open a single edition of the Babysitters Club, although I think I read every single VC Andrews book ever written and I used to hoard Sweet Valley High paperbacks. And because I’ve got kids and they ate [...]

Camera hog

Sir demands that you get that little shit out of my photo.

Parley’s Canyon

Early morning sun coming up over the entrance to Parley’s Canyon. Love this time of year because the mountains are actually green, and this doesn’t last long. It can go from white straight to brown really fast, so it’s always good to stop and catch this little flourish of life.

Will certainly be added to Sarah’s list

After I put up Sarah’s guest post on Monday, member Brea commented that the whole spontaneous, earnest singing thing bugs her as well, and then went on to say, “I also despise whistlers.” That was one of those things that hit me right in the funny bone, and I whispered it under my breath all [...]