Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Christmas in New Hampshire

We spent a wonderful Christmas with my parents and brother in Hampton Falls, New Hampshire.  I'll be posting a series of photos over the next few days.

These were taken from the train that goes along Long Island Sound in Connecticut.  The Acela is such a wonderful way to travel!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Local Graffiti

Great cast of characters, but I can't get the full view without trespassing on someone's fire escape.

The following were all from one mural on Myrtle Avenue.  The buildings had collapsed, and this was organized for local kids.

A walk in the neighborhood

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Monday, December 7, 2009

More Wards

We adopted Lola and Mr. Beans when they were 3 months old from an ASPCA truck parked a few blocks from us on a hot August day in 2007.  They were Brooklyn street foundlings and the last of their litter.  She has a little scar on her eye and he was small and slightly pin-headed, but to us they were and still are perfect. She has the most beautiful caramel eyes, and he has grown into quite the big guy!  We went inside the truck and played with and held the cats for a few minutes, and then I asked Ronnie if he wanted to go have lunch and think about it.  Not a chance.  I think the ASPCA volunteer cried when I told her we were looking for two cats - she was so happy they wouldn't be split up!

First Day home:

And now!

The Wards!

I have been remiss by not adding photos of our sweet wards.  That is the lovely Lola on the left and Mr. Beans on the right.  I had to lock them out of the bedroom because I was taking pictures of the NYC Marathon that runs by our place.  I had the windows open with no screens for better pictures, but being on a high floor, it is a very unsafe environment for curious cats!  More photos will follow.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Sarah and Lauren

I found this cute old photo of my nieces playing dress up when organizing all my photos earlier. That is their maternal grandfather peeping through. Sorry to post a picture of a picture - I don't have a scanner.

Great Picture in Picture

I found a beautiful frame for the picture of Ronnie fishing with his grandfather.  Those old Polaroids can be hard with modern frames!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Apartment & Thanksgiving

The overflow room - den.  We liked the jungle look!  The chairs were from Diane's old NYC apt, via Gab & Roland's apt.  They are now in Roland's new apt.  We borrowed them for the holiday.

Photos in the hall and the butcher print Bruce gave us in the kitchen.

 We took down the painting and put up this Tab sign in the LR.

More Apt photos.

The silhouettes in the bedroom.

Another view of the photos in the hall, into the LR.

The new photos in the LR. Love the one of Mom and Dad in the upper right and the one of Bruce and me in the lower right (thinner days!)
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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009