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Wherein I return to my roots

Marlo’s favorite thing to do now, after having been taught by her evil grandmother, is to climb stairs. Great. Because this new house is basically four stories, three above and one below ground. Lots of stairs to climb! No problem for an almost thirteen-month-old who routinely dives off of our bed head-first and loves the [...]

It’s the most wonderful time of the year

He has already found every hot spot in the house. Can’t find Chuck? If it’s before noon, in the office. Afternoon? The formal living room. He’s like a living sun dial.

I personally would have fainted

Just in case you are one of the only people in the world who hasn’t seen this, I just had to post it here because I cannot stop watching it. Here is Iker Casillas, the goalkeeper and captain for Spain’s World Cup team. That’s his girlfriend Sara Carbonero, a reporter for Spanish network Telecinco. Spain [...]

Master bedroom

This is part of the master bedroom suite (not shown: closet and bathroom and fireplace). Somewhere up in that turret lived a family of animals. Critter Catcher Dude assures us that “they have been taken care of,” and I think Jon made him promise to lie and tell me that nothing was hurt in the [...]