Archive for May, 2014

31 May 2014 We Love the James River Heritage Trail

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

in Lynchburg, VA. We did a pre-anniversary, pre-birthday bike ride because, thank heavens, cycling is okay for my injured foot (mostly). 16.5 miles today!

30 May 2014 Architecture Lesson

Friday, May 30th, 2014

History Club had an architecture lesson on the Lawn at UVA today, including a scavenger hunt. We also found the garden where AC and I were married nearly 12 years ago, and Edgar Allan Poe’s room, preserved with period furniture, behind glass. After listening to the audio information at Poe’s room, Sam’s friend said, “Edgar […]

29 May 2014 Sam Shows Her Western PA Roots

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

One of the (many) things that amused us during our two-year stint in Altoona, PA was the western Pennsylvanian habit of putting fries IN sandwiches or on TOP of salads. To the western PA palate, potatoes are not a side but a condiment. When Sam put a couple of slices of roasted potato on top […]

28 May 2014 Rainstorm

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

During which Sam ran outside to check on the rain barrel. Water was shooting furiously through the gutter and into the barrel. Success!

27 May 2014 Snow Peas At Last

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

26 May 2014 Pool’s Open!

Monday, May 26th, 2014

25 May 2014 Sam and Juliana

Sunday, May 25th, 2014

Juliana really enjoyed listening to Sammy read one of her old pop-up books.

24 May 2014 Juliana Selfie

Sunday, May 25th, 2014

Jean, Palmer and baby Juliana visit us from San Francisco!

23 May 2014 The Girls Show Off the Art Show at CHEC

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

22 May 2014 Attack the Shark Piñata!

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

21 May 2014 Backyard Wildlife

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

20 May 2014 Canoe Trip

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Sam went canoeing with the Green Adventure Project today at Walnut Creek Lake. I think she’ll sleep well tonight.

19 May 2014 Soccer Party with Coach Ace

Monday, May 19th, 2014

18 May 2014 Uno Mas Champions

Sunday, May 18th, 2014

AC’s soccer team Uno Mas won the championship game today! It was 3-3 and they played overtime and it was still tied. Uno Mas won in the penalty kicks. It’s a two-fer today, because before the game Sam had a piano recital. She played “Fur Ludwig,” a variation on Beethoven’s “Fur Elise.”

17 May 2014 Mr. Handyman

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

AC prepares to hang gutters on the shed for our new rainbarrel!

16 May 2014 Deep in Conversation

Friday, May 16th, 2014

15 May 2015 One Week Down

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Five to go with the ankle brace. No running or recreational walking for me for SIX WEEKS 🙁 Soccer injury, so now I really am just a spectator soccer mom. But on the plus side, a surprise package of new shoes came in the mail today. Thanks, Mom!

14 May 2014 Challenge Tryouts, Day 2

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

13 May 2014 Black Seeded Simpson

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

First lettuce harvest of the season! The leaves looks like a tuft of hair to me.

12 May 2014 U10 Girls Challenge Soccer Tryouts

Monday, May 12th, 2014