Sixty new chicks arrived at our place yesterday. We’ll be raising these guys to sell as meat/broiler birds. They’ll be ready in 8 weeks. Here’s another new chick. This chick is 13 weeks old. He (or she!) will be fully cooked December 7th! Whoo hoo!
If all the greasy food posts lately haven’t tipped you off, I am thrilled to finally announce that Jake and I are expecting our second child! I’ve been biting my tongue for months, waiting to share the news until I was well inside the safe zone. I’m just entering my second trimester (I’m about 12 [...]
We just got back from a long weekend at the beach. Here, Grandma Tess and June check out the surf. Here are a few photos if you’d like to see….
We’re heading to North Carolina for a long weekend at the beach with my dad and stepmom and our two dogs. I’m looking forward to swimming, bike riding, sand castles and BLTs. And since I’m not on the Consumption Diet anymore, I bought a new bikini, the first new article of clothing I’ve purchased for [...]
June has been gone for nearly a week now and I miss her like crazy. This is the longest we’ve ever been apart. Hurry up and get home, Jake and June! (They’re due home tomorrow! Yah!) I’ve had a lot of time to think this week, and it occurred to me that Jake and I [...]
This week, I dedicate myself to partaking in activities I cannot readily do when Jake and (especially) June are around. Friday night, I had a small gathering of girlfriends at my place where we drank Sangria and talked about hair, unicorns and 867-5309 references. Yesterday, I took Solha for an hour long hike in the [...]
I received my first official Mother’s Day gift from June — a decoupage jelly jar candle wrapped in a pretty ribbon — which I will treasure always (I’m pretty sure her Montessori teachers helped out a lot with this creation!) BUT June is not here to celebrate the day with me. At the list minute, [...]
Jake is getting June a horse and I’m a little torn about it. On the one hand, I love the confidence and dexterity that comes from horseback riding. There is something so cool about a little girl riding a horse! It’s the stuff that Western Barbie dreams are made of. On the other hand, June’s [...]
A year ago this month, Jake and Solha came home from Afghanistan. It was such a crazy time! This picture cracks me up — the fur on Solha’s neck was super bristly, thick and oily, perfect for springtime in the Himalayas, hell for Virginia. It didn’t take long for the fur to shed out….all over [...]
This was a big weekend for our family. Jake, a Captain in the Army Reserves and veteran of both the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, got promoted to Major. Here he is a few minutes before the pinning ceremony still wearing his Captain patch. Don’t mind me bragging on Jake for a moment (sorry, Jake!), [...]