Monday, December 26, 2016

Picture This: Week 52, 2016.

Obligatory prelude: I've done a picture-a-day project for the past couple years. I usually debate its continuation annually, but it was a no-brainer this year.  This series keeps me posting when nothing else will write itself.  I will be trying to post more regularly otherwise! Besides, as last year, I like it as a part of posting the ordinary and capturing daily life. Check out past posts through the picture-a-day tag.


December 19, 2016

I'm back in the blood business.  


December 20, 2016

A long night of chatting, cheese plates, and ladylock making yielded no pictures but the drying pins after the process. It's one of my favorite traditions.


December 21, 2016

Yoga all the time to help move me through this season.


December 22, 2016

Presents from my little furbies.


December 23, 2016

I woke up from a nap to find Copper reading over Zach's shoulder.  They're the sweetest sometimes.


December 24, 2016

Fresh squeezed orange juice.  Two and half bags of oranges later, Zach outdid himself on brunch and set himself up for a tradition.


December 25, 2016

 Christmas in Michigan is so much about this fireplace.  My grandparents built their house - and this fireplace with stolen rocks from state parks, if my uncle is to be believed - and we woke up many mornings to the stockings my grandma knitted us overflowing on the mantle.  Holidays in a house full of memories, full of laughter and shouting, and everyone full on too much food - it's so much of what I love. 

Monday, December 19, 2016

Picture This: Week 51, 2016.

Obligatory prelude: I've done a picture-a-day project for the past couple years. I usually debate its continuation annually, but it was a no-brainer this year.  This series keeps me posting when nothing else will write itself.  I will be trying to post more regularly otherwise! Besides, as last year, I like it as a part of posting the ordinary and capturing daily life. Check out past posts through the picture-a-day tag.

December 12, 2016

Simple wrappings.


December 13, 2016

The holiday reception at Playhouse Square included watching Christmas in Connecticut.  It was hilarious! We're old-time movie converts.


December 14, 2016

It turns out we only have woodland and tropical creature cookie cutters.  


December 15, 2016

With our basement under renovation, and furniture on top of furniture upstairs, we opted not to decorate this year beyond our outside lights.  Zach swung for a baby pine this week, and we selected a few ornaments from our travels to decorate.  Later this spring, we'll plant him.  I think this is the start of planting our trees.  


December 16, 2016

Christmas celebrations begin with Veronica's go-to 90's pose, and the new addition perched on her shoulder.


December 17, 2016

Phipp's at Christmas is amazing.  I haven't been here in years, and snagged lots of ideas I hope the deer won't eat.  


December 18, 2016

 Steph stopped to visit Copper and fix his beloved scratching post, completing his Christmas present.  The heart eyes from that boy were so literal.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Picture This: Week 50, 2016.

Obligatory prelude: I've done a picture-a-day project for the past couple years. I usually debate its continuation annually, but it was a no-brainer this year.  This series keeps me posting when nothing else will write itself.  I will be trying to post more regularly otherwise! Besides, as last year, I like it as a part of posting the ordinary and capturing daily life. Check out past posts through the picture-a-day tag.

December 5, 2016

The metro got some futuristic cars in my leave.


December 6, 2016

DCA at Christmastime is my favorite.


December 7, 2016

Henry looks so cuddly when she sleeps.  Her dreams are all the sweeter under our new art.


December 8, 2016

Copper kept literal tabs on me Thursday, a paw on me most of the day.


December 9, 2016

Our friend makes the best pizza. 


December 10, 2016

Creeping on our own house and loving the Christmas lights.


December 11, 2016

 She's done it.  She's finally killed the butterfly. 

Monday, December 5, 2016

Picture This: Week 49, 2016.

Obligatory prelude: I've done a picture-a-day project for the past couple years. I usually debate its continuation annually, but it was a no-brainer this year.  This series keeps me posting when nothing else will write itself.  I will be trying to post more regularly otherwise! Besides, as last year, I like it as a part of posting the ordinary and capturing daily life. Check out past posts through the picture-a-day tag.

November 28, 2016

In the winter, the kittens like to tuck in the curtains, catching both the heat vent and the window.  I love the little tails and paws that lurk out. 


November 29, 2016

Soup for days.


November 30, 2016

Winters are for afghans by grandma.


December 1, 2016

Maybe the best and most perfect looking cookies from dear friends - don't they look store-bought?? So perfect and delicious.


December 2, 2016

A quick run down the National Mall, complete with a stop at the National Christmas Tree. 


December 3, 2016

Holiday party at the Smithsonian National History Museum!


December 4, 2016

 I missed a picture of brunch on Sunday with our aunt, uncle and cousins.  We're so lucky that between our travels, we'll see nearly all of our family this month.  Afterward, we continued being touristy and strolled through Arlington National Cemetery.  The view back to DC is incredible from the hill there.  

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