Sunday, November 25, 2007

Double the Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving #1

Thanksgiving #2

Because we don't know where we will be next year, we decided to maximize our time with our families and celebrate Thanksgiving at both of our parents' homes. We started at Grandma and Grandpa Youd's house. When we got to the Christensen's, Jonathan said, "But we already ate--even dessert!"

Tuesday, November 20, 2007


We finally know the real reason Margaret was grieving over Goldengrove unleaving--all that raking!

(I picture a cartoon of the poet writing his poem, lying on his back and waxing philosophical about life and death, while Margaret is crying about all the leaves she has to rake--alone. Yes, the dreamy English major has become cynical.)

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Ah life!

"Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it?—every, every minute?" asks Emily in "Our Town."

Yes, Emily, children do.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Trick or treat!

Ahoy, matey!

Two cute dragons. (Lucas and cousin Liam)

Shiver me timbers! It's a beautiful princess! (cousin Haley)

We spent Halloween at Grandpa and Grandma Christensen's house. The big hit was the swimming pool full of little ghosts (dried beans). The homemade doughnuts weren't bad either.