Thanksgiving

Mental note: Tell everyone to laugh like they’re holding a salad and pass the potatoes so my Thanksgiving photo will look like that Normal Rockwell painting. As it stands, family and friends gathered potluck-style at mom’s and we were hyper-focused on digging in. By the time desserts were sampled, we were all smiles. My nephew […]

Butterflies

Butterfly show with the family at Krohn Conservatory. I kind of wish they had “expired” specimens on display for photos, because these suckers are hard to pin down* and photograph. * insert rim shot

Double birthday celebration

My sister and her husband came into town to help celebrate my great-niece and mom’s birthday. The weather cooperated beautifully. We grilled out. Strolled around the farm. Flew kites. Jumped on trampolines. Pet dogs. Pestered the turkeys. And capped it off with some homemade schnecken (Virginia bakery recipe). A wonderful day.

Chuck E. Cheese

The phone rang and it was nephew. Want to go to Chuck E. Cheese? You might see a theme here… Friends and family ask me to do stuff and I say yup. I’m usually game. Turns out? Chuck E. Cheese has pretty decent pizza. And if you go on a weekday for lunch, you pretty much get […]

A mark in progress and some plaid

Friends don’t always remember our studio is named Wire & Twine. A handful have mentioned they’ve been out wearing our shirts and when asked where to get one they search for a tag or some branding with no success. Shame on us. We’re working on changing that with a little tag that has a logo […]

Family

My sister swooped into town with her fella all the way from upstate NY. Went out to see her and say hi to my nephews and niece. I also lost miserably at Euchre. This was also the day I learned about the awesomeness that is Ubisoft’s Just Dance line of games. For everyone’s protection, no […]

Pug pups

Went and visited with my niece, nephew, his wife, my sister and her fella on Sunday. Mark and Heather have been putting together a fine home out on the east side of town. Been too long since I saw ’em. Enjoyed the afternoon catching up and marveling at the moments. I’ve made mental additions to […]