The Baby Shutdown Protocol

The Baby Shutdown Protocol

Linus is going through a tough spot right now. He’s a little more fussy, a little more clingy than usual. Nothing big, just a normal spot in a baby’s life. If The Wonder Weeks is to be believed (and I think…

The Nap

The Nap

I just put Linus down for his nap. Yen is still sleeping, so the Tran men are snuggled up together. By the way, in case you’re curious: Linus is only interested in a pacifier for falling asleep. He’s all about…

Super Cha

It’s been four weeks since I returned to work. The first week was pretty rough, though I’m proud to say I only had to run up to the mothers’ room once to cry. A routine has formed, and it is…

Yen, age 10

Yen, age 10

I can’t resist posting this. I’ve only seen two photos of Yen when he was little – three, now. I get so excited when I see them. His mom brought this one back for me from her last trip back…

Wedding

Wedding

I’ve been waiting an awfully long time to write this post, and not just because Yen took a very long time to download the photos (he has a good excuse, as our wedding was followed by a home purchase, a…

2012 in Review

I’m typically not a big fan of the “year in review” blog posts that seem to be required of every blogger. I did write one last year, but I believe it was my first. What provoked me to write one…

Photographer

Photographer

Photos of the weekend are coming, but I first wanted to share these. Yen does whatever it takes to get the shot. Usually I am on the side saying, “Careful… caaaareful,” under my breath. We have a pretty solid routine…

Boyfriend

Boyfriend

I don’t know what I’ve ever mentioned how possessive Pippin has become of his boyfriend, Yen. One of these days, my eyes will be scratched out.

The Year in Review

The Year in Review

I don’t really know how I feel about “Year in Review” posts, but all the kids seem to be doing it, so I thought maybe this year I would join in. I don’t suppose it hurts anything to look back…

Christmas 2011

Christmas 2011

Many people don’t take extra time off at Christmas. I hear a lot of, “Well, it’s quiet, so it’s the best time to work!” Nonsense. If you just take a few vacation days, you end up getting many, many days…

The Machine Shed

The Machine Shed

This is the absolute best photo to follow that last post. Don’t worry: David is way more excited than he looks.

Birding

I’ve got a lot of photos to post once I get back home after Christmas of birds—which probably bores you to tears by now. I will try to exercise some restraint when I go through them. I was thinking this…

Hawk Feast

Hawk Feast

Now you’re going to learn that my birdwatching isn’t all about feeding sunflower seeds to delicate little chickadees. No, it is the Call of the Wild that sends me out, neck craned, scanning for wee beasties. Sunday afternoon as we…

Team Outing

With Fall comes the really scary bits of projects for my team at work. All of the various train wrecks we’ve seen headed our way start to pick up steam, and though we’ve been laying track as fast as we…

Shabu-Shabu

Shabu-Shabu