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Ben and I had a wonderful Christmas break that was filled with friends and family! It was a long trip, so this is a long post, with lots of links and links to pictures…

Ben wishes he had Sunglasses!

We started off our trip by spending a few days with Wendy in Denver. […]

Winter Wonderland!

Ithaca has been a winter wonderland since we got back from our Christmas traveling! We have been cross country skiing 4 times in the past week. The weekday skis have been little 30-minute jaunts at the park near our house where the dog park is and where I play soccer. Today, we went on a […]

Birthday Cheese!

So, for my birthday Tamara gave me a cheese making kit! It has everything you need to make mozzarella or ricotta, minus the milk. We tried it out, and it worked great!

We made mozzarella – and it was pretty easy. First you put citric acid in the milk and heat it up – but […]

Where did July, August, September, and October go?

Wow! It seems like you turn around, and you’ve missed 4 months of blog updates! Well, no time like the present for a new update! Perhaps most importantly, Gretchen’s leg is better – she’s well enough that she’s playing soccer again.

We’ve been busy. Very briefly, since the last update, we’ve:

attended the Meach family […]

Mid-June = mid-west

In mid-June, we took a break from gardening and the bathroom wall hole to travel to the midwest for a memorial service for Gretchen’s Grandpa, who died this spring. We loaded the car with camping and puppy supplies, and headed west, stopping to camp at Geneva-on-the-lake and to spend a day and two nights visiting […]

A weekend in Chicago

This past weekend I took an overnight train to Chicago to see Christy, Aaron and Cole. Wendy flew in from Denver, too! Wendy and I finally got to meet Cole (he’s already 7 months old) and he is such a cutie. We had a great weekend relaxing, playing with Cole, walking on the beach, playing […]

New Years in Seattle!

To start the new year off right, we headed over to hang out with Dan (from S&W), his girlfriend Taylor for a bit, then went to Gavin and Susan’s place, which has a view of (the very top of) the Space Needle! With the fine view, we partook of the traditional New Year’s bizzarro food […]

A visit with Tamara and Jason in Pullman, WA

The day after Christmas we drove over the pass to Pullman to see Tamara and Jason. Tamara is due to have a new baby boy in 6 weeks, so we wanted to see her big belly:

We also got to meet the deer, play with the animals (Espn, Oban, and Reiner), and generally have […]