We took a weekend trip to Philadelphia! For the last two years we’ve had magnificent spring breaks in France and Spain. This year, M’s enjoying a two-week vacation-and-exchange-trip to Spain with her school, and the rest of us. . . had no particular plan at all. So we decided that we needed some sort of … [Read more…]

New Recipe!

I mentioned yesterday that I was working on a new recipe, and I’m so happy with it that I feel the need to share it immediately. It’s from one of our favorite cookbooks (which I’ve mentioned before), Mexican Everyday by Rick Bayless. Here’s why I got so excited about this recipe. First, it’s delicious. Second, … [Read more…]


Our sweet M is exploring Spain! From what I can tell, she seems to be having a wonderful time and thoroughly exhausting herself. We’ve received several lovely photos of her smiling with her friends, and I continue to be fiendishly jealous, especially since I was fortunate enough to travel to Europe with high school friends, … [Read more…]

April Showers

Beyond the thunderstorm we had today, M has been showered with all sorts of good fortune and swag this week. On Saturday, she and her relay teammates won their race at a track meet, and the whole team won the track meet, which means she came home with a t-shirt labeled “CHAMPION” and a couple … [Read more…]


Guess where I am right now? In the waiting room at the orthodontist’s office while J gets her braces off! Whoop, whoop! — Okay, well I started in the waiting room. But then J came out while they were creating her retainers and we had to analyze the dresses in People magazine instead. We agreed … [Read more…]