Thursday, January 31, 2013

Sam's repainted room looks great
but all the stuff in there was moved into Rachel's room
and the living room is receiving a fair amount of it's own chaos.
Minimal! Minimal! Minimal!  That's my new motto.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Back to Barrington,
a new realtor, 
a home face-lift.
But is warm beige really the right color for the kitchen?  We're such all-white people (hmmm), colored walls--?
And then, can Chee Heng manage to clean out this conglomeration of stuff by Friday when the room will be painted?
 To be continued...

Monday, January 14, 2013

The North Room
 in Chocorua (aka my new studio)
is almost finished--

lots more light comes in even on a grey day

and there's lots more storage space--

even an elegant space for the garbage cans!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Things Not in Panama

Strawberries and blueberries (at least I don't think they're in Panama), gobbled up by the quartful by Gwen and Simon.

Playing with Rachel's old Barbies

Exercising on Tulip's bed

Getting so dressed for the cold that you can't move.


Sweet Pickles

and the awe that Sam crossed out Rachel's name in almost every one and put in his own.
(Gwen would like to cross out and put her name in).

Snow-capped Chocorua.

The sweet snuggies with Simon in the mornings

and cozying up with Gwen to read
which I miss so much now that you're all back in Gamboa in the glorious warm weather, running around in summer clothes, Gwen and Simon--playing with your friends and your old toys. 
We miss you all!  We love you!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Simon's World
is a very active one.

From opening presents on Christmas day,

to scolding Tulip for lying down in the middle of his train track ("no, no, no, no!!!" which is exactly what we said to him when he patted too hard or tried to pull Tulip's tail),

to wondering if photography might be his thing,


to, and this is my favorite, cleaning under the stove with a fierce intensity.

You have to love him!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Gowns for Gwen

On Christmas, Gwen started as a princess,


became Rapunzel,

then glittered around as Tinkerbell.

Being so many fairytale princesses is hard work--sweet Gwen!
Recovering from it all amid mounds of Kleenex.  The household went through many boxes the week after Christmas.