Piglet’s First Fireworks

Happy belated 4th of July! Piglet is finally at the age where we felt like we could let him stay up late enough to watch the fireworks. We found a place that had a 3rd of July showing, since Match had to work on the 5th. We went to Devil’s Lake, a place we had never been.

We expected it to be kind of crowded, but we lucked out with a great spot with an awesome view of the lake and the fireworks show. Piglet was thrilled with the playground, and he was so excited about the fireworks.

I loved experiencing the show through his eyes, watching his awe.


For the 4th, we went to a car show with my friend L

followed by a game of disc golf at the park and a picnic. Piglet insisted that we cheers with our sandwiches.

Hope you all had a great 4th of July!

Christmas Party in the City

Rodger Bailey: I’ve closed the surgery early, for Christmas!
Ben Harper: Are you totally insane? This is our busiest time of the year, all the cracked teeth from the nuts, the smashed mouths from all the office party punch ups. Yes, this is the dentist’s season to be jolly. –My Family

Sushi. Jazz. Alcohol. So. Much.fun. That was my work party this year. Its these once a year events that make me feel bad for wishing for a better career. I had such a blast at my company’s Christmas party! We had so many laughs-between my coworkers Santa hat and attached beard IMG_7181

to drinking far too much comped wine with my coworkers. I only wish we could have found a sitter for Monkey because we had fun and it was hard to come home. My coworkers had offered us a room at the hotel they were staying at, but it’s probably good that we didn’t. I woke up pretty hung over as it was! Continue reading Christmas Party in the City

Weekend Full of Walks

You were like coming up for fresh air. It’s like I was drowning and you saved me. That’s all I know. -Derek, Grey’s Anatomy

One thing that Match and I did every day of our Thanksgiving break was walk. We walked all over our neighborhood, and all over the my old college campus, which happens to be just a short walk from our new place. It was so nice to be outside enjoying the fresh air, instead of being permanently glued to the office furniture at work. I sit way too much at my job, so over the holiday I really made up for it. I got a couple of great shots of the campus on one of our walks; isn’t it beautiful? I told Match ever so casually, “You know they have weddings here right?” 😉 I can’t even believe it’s a campus. It looks like a park doesn’t it? IMG_7052IMG_7053IMG_7054IMG_7056