Sunday, December 25, 2011
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Lucy no fits into the knit dress made by her paternal grandmother. Grandma Deanna created this using the tendons of fourteen robust wildebeasts.
It has gotten cold, as evidenced by our daughters' hats.
However, the hats are not always worn at appropriate times, so don't trust your eyes, people.
Awkward looking facial hair has popped up on people. Sometimes it happens prior to moustache/sweater parties. Sometimes it happens overnight. Sometimes it happens right after eating corned beef hash.
Nora and her evil clone, Nora.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Sorry. We're a little on edge over here, what with the layer of plaster dust in our underwear.
We've gone from this:
And more impressively, this:
We got a lot of the ducting done today, and the particle accelerator only needs a couple more components until it's operational.
Meanwhile the girls have become fed-up with the whole project and moved in with Wiley the Wolf. Their hyper-luminescent eyes fit in better with nocturnal beasts anyway.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Dora and Boots being stalked by the Mutant Butterfly Woman.
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Friday, October 21, 2011
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Now, before you watch this video, I want you to realize that it was not edited in any way, although we have been giving her performance enhancing drugs, such as cuteserol, cheruberone, and darlingdearsteride.
Sam's been taking lessons for about 3 months. We've purposely kept our craigslist piano out of tune so she'll be better trained. Kindof like the ninja guys that strap those clay sandals to their feet so they can jump super high when they take them off.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Of course, there's always more on the horizon. This is going to be our next doozy:
It will require the acquisition of some new skills.
And for your amusement
Sunday, September 11, 2011
I went out and watched the news. Honestly, I wouldn't have been able to tell you the names of those buildings had you quizzed me the day before. I was pathetically clueless about world affairs for a broadcasting major. I didn't feel connected to what was going on. I didn't feel sad or angry. I only had one friend that I knew was in New York, but I doubted she was anywhere near the World Trade Center.
I watched the news the rest of the day and into the evening with interest, but little else. I should have reflected more. Ironically, I didn't start taking an interest in world affairs until after I got married and decided against a career in journalism.
The horrible, misguided people who carried out the attacks did change the world. It sent our country into the two longest wars in US history, the cost of which have perhaps irreparably damaged our economy. The united, patriotic fervor that embraced the nation in the days and weeks following the attacks has shifted to a bubbling resentment toward our elected officials.
I don't know what the consequences would be if we retreated from the war on terrorism. Would we feel defeated? Would we feel like we had helped the world by ridding it of some bad people?
Maybe rather than worry about the uncertain future, or dwell on the awful past of a decade ago, the best thing we can do on the anniversary of evil is to do good, and be happy in spite of those who would have you feel differently.
Friday, September 2, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Lucy can't explain why she's adding marshmellows to her pizza toppings. She's still not very good with her L's, so the sentence, "I'm a gluttonous sloth" is still difficult.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Here, they were reenacting the movie "Unstoppable." Sam is playing the part of the grizzly, experienced Denzel Washington. Nora is the young and brash Chris Pine, and Lucy is the the fat guy from "My Name is Earl" that lets the train go.
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Friday, July 22, 2011
Lucy and Nora took to the stage while we waiting for the Deanna Rose farm to open. Here, Lucy is giving us her rendition of "Quando, m'en vo," Musetta's aria from Puccini's La Boheme.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
She's also quite an artist. She presented this jewel to Becky, along with a conversation that went like this:
"Mommy, I drew this for you!"
"Oh, wow, is this lightning?"
"Yep! It's hitting her!"
"Who is the girl?"