Category: James

Hatteras, North Carolina

We have discovered how much we enjoy being away from home over Thanksgiving. If we were able to get together with family and or friends, that would be one thing -because it’s no fun to cook a ton of food for so few people, and THE WHOLE POINT of Thanksgiving is to have a ton …

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Random September Pics

Evie spent her last day before First Grade just hanging out, enjoying the nice weather with some tea. Ben spent it hanging out with Daddy and getting him to read a variety of books. Even though we were doing distance learning, we still had to commemorate Evie’s first day of First Grade. James had a …

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Random July Pictures

There’s a park near one of James’ work locations that has a slew of wild raspberry bushes and we decided to take advantage of them and go raspberry picking with the kids. It was super hot and James was really the only one who managed to get a lot, in part because he had the …

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James’ Projects

James has been getting more and more into building things with wood, which is super awesome because I have a plethora of project ideas, one of which was a table to use and store my sewing machine and on which I could cut fabric, etc. I found some designs online and we we through them …

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The Fourth of July

We were supposed to go to Aunt Jan and Uncle Bob’s farm, but the coronavirus put those plans up in the air. At about the last minute, permission to travel beyond 120 miles was rescinded, so we stayed home and had our standard BBQ fare, plus some poppers and sparklers. And scooter-riding.

Random June Pictures

Wow. So it’s been 6 months since I’ve added anything to the site. That’s mostly been a function of having some storage issues with the site server, but also just the general craziness of trying to find a rhythm during quarantine, readjusting that rhythm as school begins… readjusting again as all-day-sickness sets in and remains… …

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James Is Promoting to Lt. Col!

We Hope You can Join Us To the Point The ceremony will start at 1400 EST on Tuesday, 5 January 2021, so there’s time to join the Meet and “mingle” and or day drink (in celebration, of course) beforehand and a little time afterward. Since we’re doing this outside, weather day backups are Wednesday or …

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Mother’s Day

I had asked James for a picnic, but it was cold! So we ate inside. James put together a tea party with small sandwiches, smoked salmon, blueberry scones, a caprese salad, and tea. So good! Plus, he made challah, which was supposed to be for French toast, but we ran out of eggs. So we …

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Patio Furniture

We needed new patio furniture but we couldn’t quite agree on what to get and we definitely didn’t want to spend a ton of money on it. Eventually, we decided James could take it on as a project (seriously, it was a joint decision; we were looking at other projects and talked about maybe making …

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KSTEM TEA, part 2

Ben was sick, so James took Evie to her TEA for her bridge unit. It sounded like they had a lot of fun! Here’s their mission: Here’s their design and their materials: Here’s their finished bridge: And here’s the test: