3/6/19

Nine months old in lederhosen. Because, lederhosen. Thanks Oma and Opa!

Out and about

Accidentally matching at the zoo, standing in line for coffee, thrilling ourselves with horses on sticks that go round and round.

Turned 30

Couldn’t be luckier -S

Birthday 2019

Adulthood, round 2. 

There are so many things

you could be and do -

so many you have done and been.

I can see you a famous writer,

or a well-known picture-taker,

or another path - but always fighter.

Courageous, honest, smile-maker.

Wherever you take me, I will go.

Wherever you work, I will assist.

You are brilliant and brave, you know.

(And impossible to resist).

Be it Spain or outer space,

a new home, new state, new child,

whether we replace inventions

or reinvent our place,

I will be with you 

and it will be worthwhile 

while wild.

-E

More snow in February

Cabin Fever

Day two of being stuck inside on our own… we made the best of it.

A Snow Day

Today we woke up to our first storm of 2019. Snow came for the first time and your dad left on a trip for the first time since you were born — giving us a lot to think about. The day was a little adventurous but mostly it was a lot less warm. 

I took you outside and set you down and you got real quiet like the snow. You smiled a little but only at first. Then we watched everything be still. Then you looked so serious about it, I had to tell you it wouldn’t stay that way. 

Snow melts, and he’ll be back. 

That time it started snowing during Kyle's Birthday Party!

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Grandpa Jim's Service

“I want to be like my Dad.” -Mike Dunn

Wally & Wes Wear Stripes

<3 These guys.

To My Bride Become Mother

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If there's a chance you'll forget

don't take it.

Slice clean through an orange

mull:

The veined lines are never straight

but nevertheless delightful.

To be perfect

is not to be precise

but to give delight.

You are flawless today;

Every day.

Take two onions and compare:

full of water, 

and increasingly inner 

sanctums.

Never two alike.

To be perfect

is an absolute state

of infinite degrees.

No matter how you change,

you are always the choicest variety 

of my happiness.

Huddle against the hurtling chill

the freezer breeze brings its own kind

of charm,

candles in the night

early dark and slower Dawn

Christmas, cinnamon, steam

and all the hope we need to carry on.

Little Wallybug

When I was little my mom called me and my siblings “wallerbugs” when we couldn’t sit still and would move all over the place on her lap. These days, I’m starting to think that’s a great little name for one of my favorite nephews, since every time he sees Wesley, he wallers all over him with affection and cuddles.