Tuesday, October 31, 2017


Spooky home...


...spooky neighborhood...

...spooky boys...

...spooky dad...

Trick or treat!

Friday, October 20, 2017

what's in that box?

I "wrapped" Sigrid's rather large birthday present by turning the box inside-out and letting the boys decorate it.

What's in there?

It's a cajón! Sigrid played one a bit at a party, and seemed to really like it. Now she has her own.

Sunday, October 15, 2017


Our close-to-annual chestnut picking outing.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017


We have been getting a box of produce from the Greenhearts farm every other week for ages. Soren, Anders and Sigrid went to pay a visit.

Saturday, October 07, 2017

apples and the beach

We went apple picking at the Swanton Ranch apple orchard.

It's a curious place, off of Highway 1 near Davenport, but part of Cal-Poly, which is hundreds of miles south. It's a u-pick orchard, and it's on the honor system—after picking your apples, you weigh them yourself, and then leave some money for them. We ended up with twelve (!!) pounds.

On our way back from the orchard, we stopped to hang out at a beach.

Apparently the indentations you see in the rock below are called "tafoni."

Wednesday, October 04, 2017


handsome young man

This is Anders's passport photo for the next five years. (He's not this pale in real life. I upped the exposure to make the slight shadow behind him less noticeable, because I didn't want the State Department to ding the photo.)

Sunday, October 01, 2017