October 2017

We have another Scout in the house!

Trying out the new neighbors; yum!

Tarquin asked me what I was like in high school; he is regretful.

Showing off his NYC souvenir.

I was the world's lamest vampire this year.

He had a thumbs up for the Zombie Frappucino.

Detective Tarquin


Lovely people that let me stay at their lovely place in a lovely city with the world's most loveliest noodles. But for real though, it's almost worth the plane ticket to just go and get noodles...

September 2017

A cousin filled zoo trip!

Our first grader!

Our sixth grader!

Harrison wasn't feeling the weird faces.

Face painting (a crab) at Ren Faire.

The boys finally got their dragons.

<3 Snorkapotamus <3

Our first trip to Great Wolf Lodge for Tarquin's birthday.

How is he 11?!

Trying not to be amused by his mom.

Practicing his reading stamina with classmates at the park.

August 2017

Going for a short hike to break up the long drive to PET BABY TIGERS!

Turns out Harrison loves baby tigers as much as I do!

He's getting to be more of a fish this year.

Corn isn't a car food...

Petting baby tigers wasn't enough so we made an aquarium stop.

No, we didn't sneak one home with us.

Tarquin had a blast visiting with his Grandma Kelly, Aunt and Cousin.

Exploring Louisville.

He's huge and he's sarcastic.

We had quite a few birthday parties this month.


They hated doing homework, but Mama didn't care.

"Can I fist bump it?"

June & July 2017

Our summer has been pretty bad ass! I'm excited to see what the next few weeks will bring.

I wouldn't take a 3 hour tour with him...

<3 Colleen!

Stoney for Father's Day.

He was pretty excited to find a painted rock at Barnes & Noble.

We spent the Fourth at Greenfield Village.

Detroit Tourist Weekend was a fantastic success and I can't wait to do another one.

This one became obsessed with baguettes (and other weird forms of bread).

Spending some quality time together before he went to visit the other side of his family.

I was impressed by both myself and Tarquin's kayaking!

DCFC is always fun.

I went BLONDE!!!

 My joy over quitting my job was overwhelming.