Dec 21 2013

a tour of the new place

hello! i feel a little funny posting pictures of our home, but in case you’re curious, here is where we live now. we’ve been here a month and, full disclosure, i did tuck a few boxes away before i took these pictures. but not all. gotta show a bit of reality. also, it’s rarely this tidy.

living room:

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dining room:

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extra room/guest room/office/sewing room/depository for all yet-to-be-unpacked boxes:

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ned’s and my room:

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josephine’s room:

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if you want to see more, you’ll have to come visit.


Dec 19 2013

salt dough

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Dec 15 2013

getting in the spirit

we did some reindeer viewing with meera last week and this weekend we put up the tree, had the inaugural fire in our fireplace (minnesota kindling burns the best) and did a quick-and-dirty salt dough ornament decoration session with colin (markers instead of paint). it was so good. more, please.

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Dec 10 2013

her perspective (especially as a new homeowner)

me: josephine, what should we get for christmas for [adult family members]?

josephine: well… they don’t want stuffies, maze books, coloring books or markers because they’re grown-ups.

me: you might be right. what would those grown-ups like?

josephine: huh. a new sink? …  curtains?

Dec 9 2013

just to remember

ned’s been telling josephine stories about two golden-eyed tingle-noggin snakes who are frequently busted out of their vivarium at the zoo by anna dunbar, the very benefactor who made the beautiful snake vivarium possible. she carries the golden-eyed tingle-noggins, whose names are zeke and teke, around in her canvas shopping bag and takes them on adventures. nobody suspects her of taking the snakes because they hold her in such high esteem. josephine likes to slither on the floor and yell out “i’m a golden-eyed tingle-noggin!’

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