Archive for the '2013 Photo365' Category

31 December 2013 Happy Jalapeño!

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

While we were away last week, the last lone jalapeño plant, which has been languishing indoors in a pot, ripened to red. We ate it this evening, enjoying the last bit of 2013’s bounty. Happy New Year!

30 December 2013 It’s Good to Be the King

Monday, December 30th, 2013

It’s also good that the Playmobil veterinarian can bandage the king after a particularly intense battle.

29 December 2013 Visit with the California Cousins

Monday, December 30th, 2013

28 December 2013 Say Cheesesteak

Sunday, December 29th, 2013

27 December 2013 Thai Food with Brooklynne

Friday, December 27th, 2013

26 December 2013 The Bell House

Thursday, December 26th, 2013

The Bell House at Tyler Arboretum

25 December 2013 Merry Christmas

Thursday, December 26th, 2013

24 December 2013 The Night Before Christmas

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

23 December 2013 Operation Surprise Visit from John

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

A rousing success! Not a great photo, but this was the moment when my brother pulled off the surprise visit of the decade.

22 December 2013 Laughing with Mom-Mom

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

21 December 2013 Stile on the Solstice

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

We walked a mile up to Bear Den Mountain and then headed to the Blackfriars Theatre in Staunton to see “A Christmas Carol.” A fine day. Plus, it was 70 degrees!

20 December 2013 Rescue Operation

Friday, December 20th, 2013

The motorcycle died while AC was en route to work this morning, so Sam and I mounted a rescue mission. AC was fine. It seems to be a problem with the battery (again). He stashed the bike in a parking lot next to some classic cars, whose white walls are as wide as my arm.

19 December 2013 80 lbs

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Sam (with my help) collected and donated 80 lbs of non-perishable food to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. This is something she’s been wanting to do for a long time and we finally got it together. Sam made signs and flyers and distributed them to friends and neighbors. It was sobering to see how […]

18 December 2013 Channeling Sam’s Cookie-baking energy into Pizza-making

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

17 December 2013 Chocolate Pinwheels

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

I know, how could there be MORE cookies? What can I say: it seems to be our homeschooling curriculum this month.

16 December French Club Crafting

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Making paper bûches de Noël… I know, they should be edible and chocolate, but after all the cookie baking, I just didn’t have it in me.

15 December 2013 Cookie Baking Day 2

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

14 December 2013 Peppermint Stick Cookies

Saturday, December 14th, 2013

We were baking maniacs today: hazelnut sandwich cookies, chocolate pinwheels and peppermint stick cookies.

13 December 2013 Rolling at the Rink

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Not really a rink. Just a rec center gym. But still, free roller skating on a Friday night is pretty cool.

12 December 2013 Christmas with Grand-mère

Thursday, December 12th, 2013