i have a few pictures that i meant to put up a while ago – figured i’d do it now before adding new ones…since so many of our family are still floundering in snow (ha ha!!)  i guess its ok to be adding snowy pictures! [slideshow]

in my garden - march 12


As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, [...]

just a wee hole


peter was working upstairs this afternoon, and fell, a little bit, through the ceiling…            

hello future nisha

hello future nisha

before we moved, nisha wrote a secret letter to herself, and this week opened it.  inside it said, “dear future nisha, i hope you are happy.  you have more stuff than me.  love, past nisha.”  this kind of blows my mind.  check out nisha’s blog for pictures and full text of the letter.  

"the true witness and catholic chronicle"

stuff we found in the walls…

we used to have a normal upstairs, and now we have this kind: and, as you might expect when excavating, as it were, back through the layers of time, we found some treasures!  …well, maybe not “treasures”… and we found a safety book in the wall, i think from the 50s or 60s… we also [...]

angels of destruction

the construction team showed up at our house last weekend -  mark, peter d and my dad – and they tore out, literally, the whole top half of our house!  and they rebuilt some broken parts, identified some rotten parts, and some just plain weird parts.  like, “hey, what’s this big hunk of stone doing [...]

not your average valentine’s day.

how awesome is my wife?  she kicks some serious tail. going to the hospital this morning and getting diagnosed with the flu, a bacterial infection AND pink eye did not stop her from making 3 loaves of homemade bread, and peanut butter and jam valentine cookies, for yours truly. yes sir, she rocks! and if [...]

nisha has a blog.

seriously – our 7-year old wanted a blog.  she doesn’t know where all the keys are yet on the keyboard, but she wanted a blog.  and you can check it out, too – http://thoroughblog.wordpress.com! – peter

working on the upstairs renovations


birthday dancing