China

One Year in Shanghai

This month we’re celebrating one year in Shanghai. I’ve been thinking a lot about this anniversary because our first days in Shanghai were not easy. It was a massive feat, both logistically and emotionally, to move a 6 month old across the Pacific. As first time parents we were still Read more…

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Erin

Hey! Aren’t you…

Erin is constantly being “recognized” as someone else. This happens at once every couple of weeks. We have decided to keep a log of “recognitions” for humor’s sake. Here are some of the most recent and most amusing examples. 1. Menomale, a pizzeria in Brookland, DC: recognized as the owner Read more…

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Life As Usual

Project Home

Last June we decided to paint our bedroom yellow. And then summer came and we focused on the garden, and all things outside. Other projects (like the roof… and basement…) took precedent. So, this past weekend when Erin was at her first massage clinic – I finally painted our room! Read more…

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Bicycling

Playing Catch-Up!

I’ve been back in the U.S. for over a week now, but haven’t spent any time updating the blog. So, here’s a quick post and some pictures to get you up to speed: Wedding We started out a crazy few weeks with a drive to central Illinois for the wedding Read more…

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Bicycling

If you need me…

I’ll be hiding under my covers with my cats. This week has not gotten off to a good start. Monday morning I woke up to some frustrating news about a work project that I’ve put hours and days of planning into over the last month, and a lot of blood, Read more…

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Erin

Is this week over yet?

We are still here and hanging on – but this has been a long, trying week! We had some heavy rains last week (like really, really heavy!) and we noticed some water leaking in one of the rooms. As we already have contractors at the house we had them climb Read more…

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Celebrations

Weekend Wrap-Up

Well, more of a week wrap-up. We had a wonderful/busy/strange week, although at times overshadowed by the tragedies that seemed to keep occurring around the country – from the Boston bombings, to the explosion at the fertilizer plant in Texas. A hard week for America, and Americans – especially, of Read more…

By clearyr, ago
Festivals

2012 in Review!

2012 was a strange, stressful year. Lots of uncertainty, changes, and frustrations along the way. Also, Erin and I realized that every major life event that can happen, has happened at least once this year – birth, marriage, death, moving, changing jobs, the list goes on. Not to mention a fiscal cliff… 😉 Read more…

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