We are crammed

into a hotel in downtown "x"... It's the last night before Cait goes to school.We are squeezed into a studio suite with Cait and her stuff...all of the items she packed up three months ago (and a few items thrown in along the way) to make her dorm feel more like home. I'm sure we will add a few more last minute items tomorrow, but for now...she is set....more

Yes...it's been a while

For a variety of reasons, being it anything from lack of...more

Stunned and speechless, we are

in a good way. ...more


I'm still here. ...more

And the verdict is....

I will be in the DC area until at least December 10th after discussions with the powers that be (doctors, MED, etc.). I can say that I while I was initially nervous and stressed about the medevac, I think after yesterday's doctor's appointment, I feel much better about staying in the area a bit longer. ...more


hopeful. So, I'm back. ...more

Usually around this time of year

I am regaling one with tales of yet another fantastic trip to Somoto Canyon. ...more

17 years ago today...

I was holed up in a labor and delivery room in Alexandria Inova Hospital with Peter, thinking that labor would never really get going, even with a little assistance (yes, induced for very good medical reasons). Little did I know that in just a few hours, this little champ would pop out (well, you know...), make her presence known, and forever change the course of our lives in so many good ways. Obligatory crazy-colored background baby photo ....more

And there she goes...

off in the bus for the beginning of... ...more

One just can't celebrate Independence Day too much....

The joy of being overseas during some federal holidays is that sometimes one can have the opportunity to celebrate them more than once. ...more