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November 12th . 2018

Birthday Wishes

I made some candles for Advent (which was a very engaging and meditative experience in itself). As I was setting them out to photograph, I realized they are the very same wishes and prayers I would have for my next … Continue reading

November 11th . 2018


For a while we’ve been experiencing wild oscillation between youthful Bastien and teenful Bastien. For example, today when I asked him if he wanted to watch something with me, he replied something snide to the effect of “I want you … Continue reading

November 8th . 2018

B Street

After an unsuccessful trip to the fancy pants milkshake place M Street where waits are HOURS and prices are TEENS of dollars, we decided to just DIY with Halloween candy. This cost us zeros of dollars and there was also … Continue reading

November 7th . 2018

Done. Forever.

For the record, I have lived through this “book report” project for two straight years. That’s two years too many. It consoles me that I do not have another incoming fourth grader. However it does look pretty cool. And it … Continue reading

November 6th . 2018

Halloween 2018

Finally. I am so delighted to present you with these moments. My family is just the best when it comes to this night. And let it be noted that when you are in peak condition you should be able to … Continue reading

November 4th . 2018

Another Retreat Come and Gone

This was number nine. The very least stress I think we’ve ever felt during an entire retreat weekend. And, our largest crowd to-date. I’m grateful for all of it, but especially the time I got to spend with Jim during … Continue reading

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