Tuesday, January 31, 2012


2012.031 - He may not be my favorite pet, but he is the most photogenic.

Monday, January 30, 2012

what I needed...

2012.30 - What I needed today?  A glass of wine!  I was just so desperate for it - I actually put an ice cube in it - so I wouldn't have to wait for it too chill.  Then I just thought the ice melting looked so cool!

Sunday, January 29, 2012


2012.029 - Matt has fallen in love with these tiny little robots called Zibits.

Saturday, January 28, 2012


2012.028 - Molly is taking acting improv classes on Yale's campus.  It is always such a treat to get to walk through the campus.  So many beautiful buildings.  Matt took one look at this building and loudly announced that it was the "biggest building EVER!"

Friday, January 27, 2012

we're bringing the musical back...

2012.027 - Yes, it looks like the musical will be back this summer.  Today, the preview script arrived.  I have been reading and re-reading it!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

more middle schools...

2012.026 - I spent my morning checking out yet another middle school. This one was amazing - but out of our price range.  I'll let Molly apply and hope for scholarships.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

doggy prison

2012.026 - Finn manages to look even more pathetic when he is penned in the kitchen while we are at work. 

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

off to school

2012.024 - Never ceases to amaze me that she can look so old when she wears clothes she picked out, but in her school uniform - she still looks like a little girl. 

Monday, January 23, 2012

happy music...

2012.023 - The best thing that happened in our house tonight was Molly playing song after song on her clarinet (way more than what she was assigned).  Just playing because she was having fun playing.  THAT just made me SO happy.  :)

Sunday, January 22, 2012

my little, tiny kitty... NOT!

2012.022 - Clark is having nothing to do with going outside in the snow. 

Saturday, January 21, 2012

snow day!

2012.021 - The weatherman may have predicted 4-6 inches of snow, but we got well over a foot!  I spent the day inside baking and my dear, wonderful husband not only shoveled us out, but went and picked up some wine (since I was without).  God bless my husband!

view from my dining room window

Why yes - of course, we played LOTS of LEGO today. 

Yummy whoopie pies!  Haven't had these in forever!

Friday, January 20, 2012


2012.020 - Today I post a picture of the front of my fridge.  I just can't help but smile everytime I see this picture Matt drew.  The week before Christmas, his Sunday School teacher asked him to draw a picture of a Christmas tree.  Matt drew a picture of Jesus thinking about his Christmas tree (and later added his stocking too). 

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

checking out middle schools...

2012.018 - Molly and I took the morning off to attend an open house at Betsy Ross Arts Magnet School in New Haven.  She loved it - a school that spends an hour each day in theater, music, visual arts, and/or dance.  She is in LOVE (and it seems like it would be a perfect fit for her).  The downside - admission is done by lottery and there aren't very many 7th grade spots available.  Well... as my Mom would say - if it is meant to be, it will be.  So putting this one in God's hands.

Look! A parking meter that takes credit cards!  Too funny! 

Where Molly and I had lunch (we love this place).

Molly referred to this as the "saddest table ever - it looks like someone has been put in timeout" 

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

gym - before and after...

2012.017 - this is what it looks like on my way to the gym (please note the icky gross snow)...

what it looks like on the way home from the gym...

Yeah, I know not much difference - but it just shows you how early 5:30am really is!!!!!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

most pathetic dog - ever....

2012.015 - as we were leaving for the day's activities... this is where I found our very sad dog.

He is trying to look all sad and pathetic because he is being left behind
and all I can think is, I wish we could switch places.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

I feel pretty...

2012.014 - Seriously can't believe the ridiculous stuff I do to hide gray hairs.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Boston! Yay!

2012.013  Had to go to Boston for work.  Love to take the train (even if it did make me late).  I worked the whole way there, but got a chance to watch Midnight in Paris (what a great movie) and daydream while watching out the window on the way home...

Leaving New Haven

All set to work 

The clouds looked like they were painted in the sky today. 

It was very bright in Boston.

The view from our table at lunch. 

I always think this is such a cute station. 

It got dark really quickly on the way home! 

Thursday, January 12, 2012

my little lego head boy...

2012-012 - I have no idea what Matt would do without his LEGO.  He has even built his own LEGO army (please note that all minifigs are well armed).  He is even starting to look like his LEGOs!  ;)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

still working...

2012.011 - After quite a busy day, I find myself still working at 10:30 at night.  Even worse - I forgot to take any pictures today.  So here is my current world view... me - sitting in bed, surrounded by work, in my super-cool polar bear pj's.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

I did better than I thought...

2012.010 - Survived the first week of WW with lots of slip-ups, but still managed to lose weight.  Yay!

Monday, January 9, 2012

first a lava lamp, now this...

2012.009 - Last Christmas, Matt's favorite gift was a lava lamp.  This year is all about the disco ball!  My boy was born in the wrong decade or something. 

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Matt loves to read...

2012.008 Matt loves to read... as long as it is about LEGO.  ;-)

Saturday, January 7, 2012

this is my kind of winter...

2012.007 - One year ago today, we got hit with a foot of snow.  Today was beautiful, sunny, and 60 degrees.  This is my kind of winter!  I spent part of the afternoon walking the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail with Matt and Finn - what an excellent way to spend the day.

Friday, January 6, 2012

I hate dieting...

2012.006 What a WW breakfast and lunch looks like... I really hate dieting!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

waiting rooms...

2012.005 - I think that all waiting rooms look alike...

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

it's cute now...

2012.004 - I think the way his letters are backwards is so cute right now.  I am pretty sure my opinion will change when he is in 5th grade.  ;)

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

birthday pennies...

2012.003 - Matt celebrated his 7th birthday at school today.  7 pennies into the jar and 1 for luck!

Monday, January 2, 2012

2012.002.2 or "what today's picture should have been"...

Molly vs. doorknob

Made it through 2+ weeks of winter break with no injuries or illness... until, we started to get ready for school.  Molly was getting her uniform and schoolbooks together when she tripped and hit her head against her doorknob.  Poor kid.  She says her head still really hurts (I bet it does!)

before and after...

2011.002 - Deconstructing Christmas...



Sunday, January 1, 2012

365 Project

For the past few years, I have said "I should do one of those 365 projects".  This year I thought I'd try something different... actually DO a 365 project.  I am going to try and post a picture daily.  Can't promise I'll post anything but the picture and who knows how long this will last, but let's give it a shot!

2011.001 - New hamsters (R2 and D2)