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My birthday this year is bittersweet. I’m excited to be turning 30, excited for the start of a new decade of my life and excited because I just plain love birthdays. But it’s a hard day in that it’s the first birthday my dad isn’t here to sing happy birthday to me. When I turned read more

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2010 in Review: Daily Life

What a year. I keep saying that 2010 has been terrible (and it has) but as I looked back through my photos for the year I realized it was also full of a large number of great things. Recapped here for you, 2010 at Casa de Baya. January: I knit a kidney for my mother, read more


Happy Merry

It’s been a long two months, but right now we’re relaxing and gearing up for a low-key holiday celebration with my in-laws. We’ll be eating lasagna and spending time together, in a modified version of our normal crazy huge Christmas celebration. There will be gifts, delicious food, and–most importantly–a house full of love. May you read more


2009: The Nutshell Edition

Just a few things of note that went on this year: January After three and a half weeks of cleaning, painting and packing we moved from our crappy apartment across town to a sweet duplex with a washer/dryer in the garage and both a front and back yard. February We settled in to the new read more


Merry Happy Crazy Awesome Joyful Holiday

Wishing you all the joy and love possible as we slog through these dark, cold days. Whatever you celebrate–or not–I hope you are surrounded by people you love with an abundance of the kindness inherent in the best of the human spirit.