Here are some recent pictures of life here lately. Sometimes I get pictures of Lydia, like this one, that look so funny. Don't you think she has sort of a "cartoonish" look to her?
Lydia loves her little dog, Pup. We never go anywhere without him. (Actually we have two Pups...I cycle through them both so neither one looks "new" or "old." This enables me to keep the well-loved animal fairly clean. I suppose we got "lucky" when she gravitated toward this stuffed animal --it is machine washable. It amazes me how many stuffed toys are "spot-clean." How ridiculous.
My good friend from college, Shawn, came over one day this week to hang out and...what else, pack!! She helped me "cull" and gave me the boost I needed to get rid of sentimental junk. We found these gloves from Ben's days in MN - they are for serious winter weather. The name "hotfingers" caused Shawn to go into hysterics!