Sunday, September 30, 2007

"Coffee Hour"

Or, more accurately for these kids, "donut minute."

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Painting the Trim

My man, doing a great job.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Red Leaves

It's been in the upper 80s and low 90s this week, unseasonably warm, but the leaves are changing nonetheless.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Monday, September 24, 2007

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Crosswords Together

This is a frequent sight, perhaps especially on Sunday evenings: Ben and I, working on a crossword puzzle together. (This is, by the way, my September self-portrait.)

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Hannah & Elijah

Today was the church's baby shower for Baby Elijah; here he's being held by a loving big sister.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Tuesday, September 18, 2007


When the turkeys came into the yard this afternoon, I almost didn't get the camera out; I have taken a lot of turkey pictures this year. But they were staying close to the house, and I couldn't resist. Such funny-looking birds.

Monday, September 17, 2007

State of the Fridge

Someday it might be interesting to know what was on our fridge in September of 2007. Let's see: two missionary families; one Compassion sponsored child; the invitation to my niece's Bat Mitzvah; my aunt; Dave's mom's picture from the paper; a dear friend who's suffering with cancer (and her husband and son); a group shot of our informal homeschool group; Aimée's senior picture; our dinner menu for the week; and assorted magnets.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Friday, September 14, 2007


Our church family has been blessed by a new addition. Isn't he beautiful? Congratulations to Denise, Rich, Ricky, Hannah, Noah, Holly, and Jonah--and welcome Elijah!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Wednesday, September 12, 2007


Latin is hard. Life is hard.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007


While Aimée was at class tonight, the boys and I browsed in Barnes & Noble.

Monday, September 10, 2007

The Old Floor

Bye-bye, old floor!

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Empty Rooms

Today we completely emptied the living room and dining room in preparation for Monday's arrival of the floor guys. It reminded me of when we first moved into the house, and the kids enjoyed the big, echoey space.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Wok Express

Kipper and I were on our own this evening as the others were occupied elsewhere, so we had dinner at the mall (Kip loves his lo mein), went to the bookstore, and came home to watch a Nero Wolfe episode on DVD.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Thursday, September 6, 2007


The floor guys brought the wood for our new floor this afternoon. Installation starts Monday!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Spider on Web

What is it about September and spiders? Are they more active this time of year? Bigger? More architecturally ambitious? I'm seeing more big spiders and big, interesting webs these days than I was earlier in the summer, whatever the reason.

Click to enlarge for a much better look.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007


Spent some time this afternoon outside reading, and this bird distracted me.

Monday, September 3, 2007

Spider Hole

Click the picture to enlarge it and admire the beautiful hole he has in his web. Spiders are amazing because they have an amazing Creator!

Sunday, September 2, 2007


Aimée was the sole musician for morning worship today, including Communion, a first for her. She did a great job!

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Muffler Man, Whole

Way back in February I posted a picture of this guy without his torso and head (Big Legs). He is all back in one piece now, looking very sharp with a new coat of paint and a nice new flag. The local paper had a story about him and his paint job, so we paid him a special visit this afternoon.