My tiny cabbage

Mon petit chou grew her own ten pound whopper this year, as part of a national cabbage-growing competition through Bonnie seeds & … [Read more...]


Aedan had quite the holiday celebration - viral meningitus. July 4: Rode in the work truck for the parade in town, dispensed candy and … [Read more...]

Our Table

Our first major wedded-couple purchase in 2002 was a kitchen table that seated four and a matching sidebar.  It has served countless meals, … [Read more...]

Vamos a la playa!

Friday morning found me rested and wide awake.  I spent some time reading in our hammock while Joel slumbered, then later joined me with … [Read more...]

Vamos a Mexico!

Babies always seem to know when something changes in their atmosphere, and Wednesday April 2, Higdon was restless. He laid awake … [Read more...]


Soccer season ended Tuesday for Emma, and two weeks ago for Aedan. I coached Aedan's K-1 team, and had several of my former preschool … [Read more...]

39 Clues Scavenger Hunt

Aunt Amy gave Emma the first six books of the 39 Clues series, and after Emma devoured the first four, Joel and I decided they might be … [Read more...]

Baby Signs

My first year of teaching, which was in a K-5 Multi-Cat. Special Ed. classroom, I had a student whose parents were hearing impaired.  The … [Read more...]

Little Linus

This started out as part of Higdon's one-year post, but apparently blankets are so important to him (and us!) that I found enough sentences … [Read more...]


Joel and I ran the Des Moines half marathon again last weekend; our previous running of the DM 1/2 was a 1:40 finish in 2010.  We "ran" with … [Read more...]