“POOL NOODLE RULES”All visiting occurs outside. Every family member has a mask and a pool noodle. If you get any closer than pool noodle length to another family member (outside your immediate unit) without a mask, you get whacked with the pool noodle. Masks may be removed (for eating, drinking, etc) as long as you are >1 pool noodle away from anyone outside your immediate unit.Additional stipulations:Handwashing and masks are required at the food table. Please wipe designated bathroom with Clorox wipes if used.
A glimpse at our lives, one second at a time…
Mr. Bob passed in February
C.A. & K Wedding
J.R. & A. Expecting
Israel Trip (our first!)
J.S. & M. Wedding
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Lately I’ve been grateful for friends with adorable babies, for summer breezes, and for food-truck dinners.
I’ve been especially grateful for my bearded man who sticks with me through the fun stuff, the hard stuff, the easy days and the hard nights. Through thick & thin, hot and cold, winter or summer — I’ll always love you, babe.
“Once upon a time, there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering.”
—Nicole Krauss, The History of Love
“Love is, in fact, an intensification of life, a completeness, a fullness, a wholeness of life.”
— Thomas Merton
Congratulations to Carol Anne & Kendall… May your journey be filled with many magical days.
Wedding Photos by the incomparable Kristin Faye.
What do you do when the bride’s birthday falls exactly 7 days before her wedding? Throw a Bachelorette / Birthday party, of course! On March 9th, 2019 we celebrated my not-so-little sister’s birthday (and her bachelorette) with Goat Yoga, bellinis, a private belly dancing class, birthday cake, and margaritas!
Tune in next week when she gets married!
In September 2018, Dana and I teamed up to throw this shower for ‘Bride-to-Bee’ Carol Anne. The wedding countdown is on!
All I’d want is you to be my sweet honey bee
And if I was a tree growing tall and green
All I’d want is you to shade me and be my leaves
Take me by the hand and stand by my side
All I want is you, will you stay with me?
Hold me in your arms and sway me like the sea…”
For the weekend of my 30th birthday, we went to Key West. We ate crepes, drank cuban coffees, rode a scooter, swam in the pool, gawked at iguanas, visited gardens, and petted six-toed cats at Hemingway’s house. Mostly we were in love.
I don’t have many photos from our family Messianic Passover Seder, but what a wonderful night it was! 22 seats were filled with family and dear friends.
Scott did a lovely job leading the Seder. Arabella asked the Four Questions beautifully, and received a hefty cash prize (collected on the spot from the Seder participants) for returning the afikomen. Mom made braised beef and Autumn brought matzoh ball soup, while Dana decorated the tables and I lit the candles and arranged the Seder plate. As my Dad likes to say, “A good time was had by all.”
- We used this Messianic Haggadah.
- And this Horseradish made our (very spice tolerant) eyes water.
- If you’re thinking of making some matzoh ball soup, this vlog has some great tips.
Happy Passover, friends! Dayenu, indeed.
We had such a fun afternoon at the Atlanta Greek Fest. “Opa!” for bhaklava, saganaki (that’s fried cheese, ya’ll), cathedral tours, dancing, and family time.
Do you have any favorite festivals?
Lately I’ve been grateful for new trails, sturdy hiking boots, and Saturday afternoon family time.
I’m also grateful for 35mm film in an old green Holga, and the fun of teaching analog skills to kids in this digital age. Neither G-man nor Bella had ever used a 35mm camera. The trickiest part was learning to “wind” the film to prep for the next shot. They both had a hard time remembering this step, so I’m looking forward to some “artful” double-exposed images!
Happy March, friends. Have you been hiking lately?