Thursday, January 31, 2019

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Monday, January 28, 2019

Chocolate chips

While Julie was visiting last week, she and Naomi organized a chocolate chip tasting party. 

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Saturday, January 26, 2019


Waiting while the plane is de-iced is a normal part of flying in Michigan this time of year. 

Friday, January 25, 2019


One of my non-conference related highlights from my trip to San Francisco was the diversity of ethnic food available within walking distance. The first evening we found a tiny Vietnamese place and I ordered beef with noodles and iced Vietnamese tea. 

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Wednesday, January 23, 2019


 My co-workers and I have enjoyed watching this amaryllis grow and bloom. 

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Monday, January 21, 2019

Sunday, January 20, 2019


 I was in San Francisco, California earlier this week for the EnglishUSA Professional Development Conference. 

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Thursday, January 17, 2019

And there was light...

It's pretty exciting to have electricity in this room after a couple of years Amish-style.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Monday, January 14, 2019

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Friday, January 11, 2019

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Dairy farm

 Over Christmas break, we took a family outing to a nearby dairy farm, Weiss Centennial Farm, to see their robotic milker. 

Monday, January 7, 2019

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Friday, January 4, 2019

Happy birthday

We celebrated Julie's birthday while she was in Michigan last month. 

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Getting the mail

My parents gave us all reflective vests for Christmas, which come in handy for crossing the road to the mailbox on dark evenings.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Tuesday, January 1, 2019