Monday, July 26, 2010


New record: almost a month without blogging!! Sorry, everyone: it just sort of happened. I've been out of my online habits lately, and I think that's actually a good thing for me. When I'm keeping busy in real life, I don't feel like I need this outlet. But now that I actually have a day off with no plans, I'll share some pretty pictures from the last few weeks! Just a tiny peek.

Recently I have...

...let some giant sunflowers take over the kitchen

...had some zinnias hanging around in a jar

...discovered a fallen robin's nest

...spied a giant butterfly

...attended a gorgeous wedding

...blueberry waffles!!

...been moth-watching...

...AND MORE! Much much more. Those were just the pretty bits. Now for the apologies: sorry I haven't been around to visit everyone! I actually haven't been reading blogs, because I know I won't have time to comment in any sort of meaningful way. Didn't mean to disappear like that, but I just haven't felt too much like talking lately. Everything is good over here. I'm being contentedly quiet.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

bear in the mail

When I got home from work yesterday, there was a package for me. It was from Robert's mom. We were pretty curious about what it could be...

And I was somewhat confused until I read the letter she sent along. This is Bear - a stuffed animal that belonged to Robert when he was little. It's obviously supposed to be a monkey, but he called it Bear. That makes sense to me, because it doesn't even have a monkey tail! I can understand getting it confused with a bear.

She said that Bear needs some stitching, but after seeing Toy Story 3 she thought that Robert might want him back. Isn't that the sweetest thing? She also sent along some great little pictures.

You can see Bear was missing an eye for a while. And he's wearing one of Robert's t-shirts -- isn't that considerate?

Robert told me he's "totally embarrassed" of what he's wearing in these pictures. ha ha ha!! I like it. I think I married into a really cute family.