Bethlehem, Maryland is just down the road from Preston—where my Uncle Calvin farms. It’s common for people to drive to the tiny country town (known to the locals as “Beth-lem”) in order to mail their Christmas cards. The best part was the message inside. My Uncle Calvin is known for his witty, concise, but hilarious… Read More Christmas Card from Bethlehem
Like billions across the globe, we watched the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony Friday night—the entire 4 hour broadcast! I have to say that the best part was from the beginning up through Rowan Atkinson’s performance of Chariots of Fire. After that it became a test of endurance. (Was anyone else amazed that the drummers… Read More 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony
Today is a sad day for the Colts, Peyton Manning, Indy, all of Indiana, and Colts fans everywhere—including us out here in the desert. Our beloved quarterback, Peyton Manning, was released from the team today.While I’m not a native Hoosier, and I’ve only recently (since being married) become a Colts fan, Peyton Manning is the… Read More Feelin’ Blue
Valentine’s Day 2012 is Arizona’s centennial—100 years of statehood. There aren’t many states left with a centennial to celebrate, so we didn’t want to miss the chance to commemorate this milestone. Yesterday we headed out to enjoy the Best Fest downtown. The grounds of the state capital were crowded with museum exhibits, carnival rides, arts… Read More Happy 100th Birthday, Arizona!
The news report last night said that today, October 3rd, is supposed to be our last day of triple digit temperatures for the year. Hooray! Maybe now we can enjoy being outside. According to ABC 15 news, “monsoon 2011 will go down in the record books as the hottest ever in the Valley of the… Read More Is It Over?
Remembering September 11, 2001.
My cousin posted this link on Facebook, and I thought it was so cool that I’d re-post it here. The Cape Gazette of Delaware ran this article about my Aunt and Uncle’s famously delicious sweet corn. Oh, and happy birthday, Uncle Calvin!
Last night was our first major bona fide monsoon storm since moving to Phoenix. Check out this link for some incredible time lapse photography of the giant storm! We’ve heard a lot about these monster dust storms, but never experienced one up close. We didn’t really get to see much of it, since it occurred… Read More Monsoon Season
I just feel like writing today. Silas is crawling around on the family room floor exploring the blinds, the magazines, sometimes crawling over to visit me. He’s such a happy baby today—singing, talking to himself, laughing, smiling, napping well, and eating lots. He and I have been getting up quite early this week. The earliest… Read More Ramblings on a Saturday
The look on Mom’s face was worth it. Worth the long hours in the car and the swollen feet and ankles. She came out into the living room confused as to why the dogs were barking, and then she saw Stephen. She gasped and hugged him so tightly. After the funeral in MD, we rode… Read More Indiana Surprise