Welcome to my blog. Here I have tried to capture the adventures of our little family and the trials and tribulations of our never ending garden project(s). Take a look around and leave a comment if you wish. Thanks for stopping by. Jer.


New project

Well, I picked up a new piece to refinish yesterday. I am intimidated and excited at the same time by this one because I have never done upholstery work before, but for 30$ I couldn't let it go. It is solid walnut. The gentlemen that I bought it from says he has more stuff like this that he will be selling soon...
I am thinking about a forest green velvet for the fabric...I will have to see what is out there.

Winter Wonderland concert

Ben and his JK class put on a Winter Wonderland concert on Friday. Very cute.


Congratulations to Q and U

Ben's JK class put on this really cute "wedding" for the letters Q and U. It was to teach them that when Q is in a word, U always follows. They also sang all the songs they have learned this year (39!)

Mr. and Mrs. QU

Mr. Serious


In flight

These guys were pretty skittish...obviously not related to the geese that abuse me on the golf course...

Submerged beauty


"And all the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another, just as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats" - Matt 25:32


Ben's school picture

What a natural smile! He kills me...


Whatchoo talkin' 'bout Mom...

You cut my hair without asking!?!?

It's true, it's true...Isaac got his first hair cut today by mom...just a little off the top


More Photoshop playing

I tried an effect tonight using a tutorial that I found online for making your photo look like a clip from a movie. I am not totally thrilled with the outcome, but maybe the subject wasn't right.

Patch work


3 months

Isaac is three months now. He is changing every day. He reaches out and plays with his toys now.

Listening to: "Goodnight Rose" - Ryan Adams


...part 3

Peter Pumpkinhead

...I know I left Isaac around here somewhere...

Sitting on a gourd

...part 2

Liv always likes the animals until she gets close

Prison break!

Pig in the city

The Great Pumpkin

Annual Appleland trip...part 1

Beautiful sunny day for our trip to Appleland. Some varieties (Mutsu and Granny Smiths weren't quite ready) so we might just have to go again in a couple weeks.

On the way out to the orchard on the Apple "Train"

Loaded trees

Dance of the Apple Fairy

Benny eating an Apple - captured on film!


Toad Lily

My favourite bloom of all

10 weeks...

Isaac at 10 weeks


...off he goes

Ben's first day of school.


To infinity and beyond!

Ben in his new Buzz Lightyear costume from the Disney store.


7 weeks and counting...

...still with the crazy hair!


More blending..."before and after"

Listening to: "Friend of a friend" - Foo Fighters

Fiddling in Photoshop

Today I learned how to blend photos. This one is from Kyle and Britney's wedding.


The Kiss

This was taken from the flight deck of the USS Midway. I didn't expect to be in San Diego this week, but I was asked to go on Monday when I got to work to help out some of our colleagues from our US office. San Diego is a beautiful city...one of the few places that I have travelled for work that I would actually like to go back to.

PS I like the kid underneath...getting an eyeful!


Limelight Hydrangea

Limelight Hydrangea turning pink