Tuesday, October 19, 2010

We walk. Sometimes.

It was too dark to take pictures without the flash. So I tried one with and it ended up looking like Popcorn was Popping on the...some kind of tree.

I guess we'll stick around for awhile and see how we like this place...

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Any picasa wizards know if it's possible to post more than 4 photos at a time to your blog through picasa? Did that make sense?

There are several Lydia posts up. I have run out of things to put on this blog, also known as I have run out of pictures that are not of Lydia. Any suggestions for future posts? I'm thinking about one wherein I bash on the practice of organizing clothes in drawers. Sounds fascinating, eh?

Saturday, October 16, 2010


A friend of mine mentioned that she often takes her little girl to see the ducks in a nearby neighborhood. Now, I don't think Lydia had ever seen a duck before, and the one time she got even close to a dog she freaked out, so I didn't know what to expect, but as I am always looking for things to add to the "entertaining baby" arsenal, I thought we'd give it a shot.

She loved them from a distance and I didn't dare get too close. There were a lot of them, okay?

Pretty sure we were trespassing when we did this.

See Lydia near the ducks, here.
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Friday, October 15, 2010

Evening Walks/Fall in Bloomington

I had heard that Bloomington has beautiful autumns. This year, it is certainly not disappointing. Lydia and I love the cooler weather (and I feel like we have cuter fall clothes for her than summer clothes - plus I get to put her in sweaters that just kill me) and have been spending more time outside now that I feel like we're not going to die of heatstroke.

Adam and I, in an effort to be less sedentary, have gone on a few walks in the evenings. I like the time we get to talk without distractions, and I've also gotten some pictures of the fall scenery.

Hopefully this tradition will continue and Adam and I will be less fat, and have more scenic pictures.

Yes, those are geese. I was unaware that Bloomington would bring me closer to nature, but it's true. The other day Lydia and I almost got attacked by a whole ton of ducks, and Adam (pushing the stroller) and I gave these geese a wide berth. Maybe it's an urban legend, but the word on the street is that angry geese can do some damage.

More Lydia pictures, for those who are interested, can be found here.
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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Family pictures

At the Walton family reunion in August, the Waltons hired a photographer to take family pictures. I think the funniest moment of the day was trying to get all three baby girls to smile at the camera at the same time (unsuccessfully, I might add). Lydia ate some dirt, Audrey ate some grass, and we all had a good time. I particularly liked this photo of Adam and I (along with a few of Lydia and our little family). Thanks, jesmyrickphotography.com
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There are a few new Lydia posts, for those who are interested. If you need an invite, shoot me an email at bonbonbassoon@gmail.com.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

It's been 10 months!

Lydia is 10 months old today! I cannot even believe how old she's getting. See pictures and an update on her in general here. If you would like an invite (don't be embarrassed - I'm generous with the invites!), or I somehow forgot to send you one before, email me at bonbonbassoon@gmail.com.

I love having a washer and dryer

And I love Craigslist. $50 bucks a piece, baby. Of course, that meant we had to get them home somehow.

Our little Nissan is surprisingly versatile.

Seriously, who needs a truck?

Both families we bought the washer and dryer from thought we were plumb-crazy. Maybe we are, and maybe I spent the drives home watching those appliances out the back window like a hawk. But hey, we made it.
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New Lydia posts are up.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Farmer's Market

One of the things we were excited about when we moved to Bloomington was the Farmer's Market. On our trek there a couple weeks ago, we were not disappointed.
Sweet corn, heirloom tomatoes, asian eggplant, Jonagold apples, plums, and a whole string of (extremely spicy) Asian chilis - aren't they pretty?
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More of Lydia, the little bug, on her blog. As always, if you need an invite, comment on this post (with your email address) or email me at bonbonbassoon@gmail.com.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Our Indiana Place

We've had some requests for pictures of our apartment. Since the living/dining room is the only one that has pictures on the walls, here's what you get so far.

We really like it - a good amount of space for our little family.
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To see Lydster in her natural habitat, click here.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Thanks for the visit, kids!

You guys are awesome! (And I couldn't find any pictures of Ali without Lydia, so there's a picture of her here)
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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Natural History Museum and M&M Store and General Conference

T-rex and kidlums. We were actually kind of disappointed with this museum, but apparently we missed the rug made entirely from spider's silk.

Ooooh, M&M's. Lots of them. And loud music. Christian's face pretty much says it all. This was not a cool place. Who wants to buy an M&M figurine dressed as Santa anyway?

I made them pose like this. They love me for it.
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See Lydia at the Natural History Museum (and one of the highlights from "Night at the Museum") at lyddlelydia.blogspot.com. If you need an invite, just email me at bonbonbassoon@gmail.com.

How is your General Conference weekend going?
...thanks to the internet, have been watching in the comfort of our home, even though we no longer live in Utah.
...missed the first few minutes of the Saturday Morning session because the streaming over the internet only had sound for the choir, not the speakers. We, tragically enough, weren't able to blame Classical 89 (which we usually do for Conference issues), but could imagine the panic happening behind the scenes as they try to figure out which cord is unplugged, or which pot is down, or which button just needs to be pushed.
...enjoyed all the talks - following the prophet seems to be a theme, don't you think?
...missed having family around (especially for the Priesthood session - Adam went by himself and I sat at home wishing I had my sisters, Mom, aunts and Grandma to hang out with. Note to self: Make friends (easier said than done). But we did carry on a Walton tradition of the men coming home from Priesthood and sharing what they heard while we all eat dessert (dark chocolate brownies - yum).
...ate yummy cinnamon rolls this morning, which should be a General Conference Sunday tradition, don't you agree? Weirdly enough, Lydia was not a fan.
...think it's odd to be watching at 12 and 4 instead of 10 and 2, but it means I have time in the morning to blog. Sweet.