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2009

The Upside of Deprivation (or, Emily's Creations)

A look into the interesting and creative mind of Emily.

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A Snow Story

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Daniel's First Day of Kindergarten

Daniel had his first day of kindergarten today. I thought I’d be ready for it, because I’d pretty much gone through the adjustment of having both kids gone last year when he went to pre-k. But, something about watching him walk so cheerfully into that school without even a backward glance just tugged at me and my heart cried out, “My little boy!”

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But Everyone Else Has Them!!

The epic story of one family’s search for an affordable pair of Skechers to make one little girl very happy

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Day Trip to Ocean Grove

Not being able to do our yearly week-long trip to Bethany, Delaware, we took a day trip to Ocean Grove instead - and loved it!

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My Husband is Norm Abrams

Tim channelled his inner Norm Abram and built beds for the kids. They’re kind of awesome.

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The McCleary Tumblers

Pictures from Emily and Daniel’s gymnastics “recital.”

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Mothers, Mothers Everywhere

We went to visit both our mothers over the weekend, as well as see my sister Erin who just became a mother again. Her little Nathan was so cute it almost made ME want to be a mother again too! Quick, where’s the vaccine! We don’t need baby fever in this house!

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Easter Vacation, part II

The rest of the story of how we spent our Easter break, with details of our visit to my sister’s farm in Virginia, and pictures from Easter morning.

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Easter Vacation, part I

This Easter vacation we traveled to Virginia to visit my sister Helen. This is part one of our trip, including our stop at the Baltimore Aquarium on the way down, and the joys of traveling with your family for 12 hours.

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Winter Miscellany

Random pictures and happenings from the hibernation period known as January - March.

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Exploding Furnaces and Faith

In the aftermath of a furnace explosion at the school, the children faced losing quality education, and I faced a loss of faith.

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Christmas 2008 Pictures

Events and pictures from Christmas and New Year.

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