Friday, November 22, 2013

love is the only road

Yesterday became a special anniversary. Little Sophie showed up on this planet at 10:10 am. Oh, she is precious.

Here she is just minutes from her birth and thirty four years from our wedding day.

You can expect to be inundated with photos of her on facebook, instagram and the Grandparentals. No apologies.

And this guy.


1. stay together
2. no matter what.

--Michael Xavier

Well, it's been a bit more complicated than that, but in essence true. How easy it was (still is!) to trade peace for some sort of upset, to grow cold or irritable or to retaliate. Thankfully the years have taught us  a measure of tolerance, of overlooking, of letting go, of forgiving. Once mercy is practiced and lived, however imperfectly, then we are struck with the astounding revelation of just how precious relationships are. 

34 years, dude. That ain't small potatoes. 

And because I am all weepy and sentimental, a little Baby James, then. On the Secret 'o Life.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


We celebrated ld's 60th by trekking to a cabin in the latter part of September. He's actual birthday is in October but we couldn't make that work with all our schedules.

We spent that weekend hanging around Park City, eating, playing and blowing out candles. We had a little program for ld, he's a swell guy.

Early Sunday morning we put on our fancy color coordinated duds and had a few pics snapped right before it started to rain and hail.

A great weekend with all our peeps.

jiao's shower

Meghan and Kenz threw Jiao a lovely shower. All Panda bears and cherry blossoms, very fitting for our soon to-be-here China doll. These pics were taken back in September. Yes, my life is a bit back-logged.

Jiao posted some of these pics on her blog a while back. My camera died the night of so I'm snatching these. Can't wait for the arrival of grand baby #6. Soon, very soon.