goodbye, sweet papa

goodbye, sweet papa

He was like the sun in our little solar system, and without him, we are unmoored, falling through space. Little Man (Mooster, Papa, Boppy, Little Buddy, Pooper)7.26.06 – 2.18.14

photo-a-day 29-31

photo-a-day 29-31

I made it to the end of the month! I didn’t do so great at posting regularly, though, so I’m waffling on the February list. Here are the last three entries for the month. 29: Window Papa loves sitting on this bench and watching the birdies. It’s also a prime sunbathing spot. 30: Best invention … Continue reading

photo-a-day: 12-19

photo-a-day: 12-19

Sorry for lumping an entire week together. It was a hard week and the days got away from me. Without further ado, let’s get to the good stuff. 12: Colorful Few things in the world make me smile like flowers. During this week’s Target run, I couldn’t resist these roses. Can’t remember the last time … Continue reading

house highlight: the fireplace

house highlight: the fireplace

It’s no secret that I love wood-burning fireplaces. My parents have one and it has always been one of my favorite things about their house. So when we started looking at houses, a fireplace was on the list. Iowa gets cold in the winter–below zero, with dangerous wind chills and a long, long winter season. … Continue reading

photo-a-day: 6-11

photo-a-day: 6-11

6. Happens everyday At the Munt house, we make the bed every day. I always had to as a kid and the habit has stuck in adulthood. There’s just something so satisfying about crawling into a nicely made bed every night. 7. Upside down Mr. Phish had Friday off, and he was kind enough to … Continue reading

january photo-a-day: 1-5

january photo-a-day: 1-5

Instead of posting a photo every day, I’m going to post my photo-a-day pictures in chunks. I’ll try to keep the narrative to a minimum and let the photos speak for themselves. But you know I love to tell a good story… 1. Lunch Leftover barbecue chicken flatbread pizza. Delish. And a cherry Icee. Icees … Continue reading

our year in review: 2013

our year in review: 2013

I’ve managed to repair some of the damage done to my blog, restoring photos for most of last year. The greater loss is from 2012, during which I was much more diligent at blogging. As I was reuploading photos, I found some wonderful reminders of the trials and triumphs of 2013. In January, we traveled … Continue reading

flooring: the after

flooring: the after

To see how far we’ve already come, check out flooring: the before and flooring: the during. I’ve decided to save the real after photos for later (once I have the house put back together, ahem). So here’s the last bit of the story. I came home from work on Tuesday with butterflies in my stomach. … Continue reading

drat.

The other day, I noticed that I was using something like 97% of my allotted storage space on WordPress. So in an attempt to be efficient, I dutifully deleted nine bazillion photos yesterday. I did not, however, realize that deleting the photos means they vanish from every single blessed post, leaving me with lots of … Continue reading