Sunday, November 27, 2011


Ryan is the official dog washer of the Buxton family.
Sometimes when he's washing a dog, he gets a bit creative.  This is Darcy's stegosaurus look. 
Ooh, spiky! 
Darcy says, "I don't want your kisses.  Fix my hair!" 
November 2011

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thursday, November 17, 2011

We three

November 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Things my dad made

My parents' home is filled with things my dad made.  I would love to put together a catalog of his work, but this trip was much too short.  The best I could do was take a few quick photos.

This little table was Dad's first piece.  Mom wanted something for the entry way, so Dad headed out to a fancy furniture store in Beverly Hills.  He found a table that would fit the bill, but instead of buying it, he took measurements and photos.  He then bought a book on woodworking and figured out how to make it himself!
This lamp was made from a piece of Mexican ironwood.  It sits upon a table that once belonged to Dad's mother.
Another table--I think Dad said this is his favorite.
Dad built this desk and shelf unit for Erin.  It's still in her old bedroom. 
Patio furniture. 
A pen, a pencil and a crochet hook.
Dad's last piece was this little footstool.  
It looks a bit humble compared to some of the other items, but it sure gets a lot of use!
November 2011

Friday, November 11, 2011

Baking cookies in my mother's kitchen

I love baking cookies in my mother's kitchen.
It's not a fancy kitchen, but I love it.  The counters are just the right height,
it has great light and...
and a nice view of the street. 
Nom, nom, nom! 
November 2011

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Dear Mrs. May

Sometimes I wish I was James' teacher so that he would write letters to me.
October 2011

Halloween 2011

Not so scary. 
The haul. 
Cousin It. 
October 2011