Tuesday, January 23, 2018


I spent several days last week in Monterey, California. Most of the week I was busy attending and presenting at the EnglishUSA Professional Development Conference. On Saturday, though, I managed to make it to the ocean. 

Monday, January 22, 2018


We discovered this quaint bookstore tucked away on a side street in Monterey, California. Sadly, the books were not enthralling, except as photographic subjects.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Friday, January 19, 2018

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Little guy

You can't tell from the picture, but the little guy has a tooth. 

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Twin shower

One of the activities was decorating onesies.
 On Saturday we had a baby shower in honor of the twins that my cousin Carmen is expecting in a few weeks. 

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Monday, January 15, 2018

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Saturday, January 13, 2018


 A seed catalog arrived in my mailbox this week. 

Friday, January 12, 2018

Thursday, January 11, 2018

New floor

 Over the holiday break, Dad and Logan installed new flooring in Libby and Naomi's bedroom. 

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Monday, January 8, 2018

Kitchen sink

Logan gave Julie and me a kitchen sink for Christmas, which he installed. 

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Saturday, January 6, 2018


We girls cooked ourselves an Indian feast over Christmas break. 

Friday, January 5, 2018

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Monday, January 1, 2018


 The younger ones were quite intrigued when I bought a typewriter from the antique mall. We had to look to the expertise of pre-millennials for this type of technology.