Sunday, February 24, 2013

Juno is one this week!

Here are some pictures from the first year in Juno's life. She has been such a fun, happy, playful miracle in our lives. Zola has been learning and growing like crazy, too. She is a great big sister. These are some of the highlights from April 2012 - February 2013.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Easter Eggs. Sort of.

Gotta love Easter, named for my favorite Near Eastern Fertility Goddess Ishtar.

We're going Fertility-goddess lite at our house this year (a new baby tends to do that to a family). So, what better way to spend a Wednesday afternoon than making sugar cookies for Easter?

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Welcome Juno!

Zola has a little sister.

Juno James Lunt, was born on March 1, 2012 at 2:22 p.m. in Cedar City, Utah.

She weighed 8 lbs 3 oz. and was 19.5 inches long.

We're all pretty excited.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Little Black Mountain

On Friday, we headed down to St. George to see the petroglyphs at Little Black Mountain. It's only about a 15 minute drive south of town, but the glyphs are really nice and the BLM has done a good job of making it accessible.

Click on photos to zoom.

My favorite find of the day was a kokopelli. To my knowledge, they're pretty rare in the western part of the state, although they're ubiquitous in local gift-shops. Kokopelli portends childbirth and spring - two things Zola and I are excited for in the near future.

It's in rough shape because it was pecked into the sandstone (which wears rapidly), but I applied some filters to the second photo to get better contrast.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Fire and Ice

It's been a crazy winter weather-wise, and we've gone from warm desert fun to playing in the snow in just a couple of days.

We headed down west of Santa Clara in SW Utah over the weekend with my dad.

A gentle climb to the "Cave of Wonders". There are petroglyphs near Zola (she's a bully about reminding other kids not to touch them). They're so old they've re-patinated, making it hard to see them unless the light is right.

Zola contemplates the Anasazi Sheep.

A gentle drop, and we're at the entrance to what Zola calls "The Cave of Wonders."

Inside the cave: now you know why it's so Wondrous.

Down off the hill, we stopped to look for petrified wood.

Bump on a log.

I'm pretty sure this petrified log weighs just a little more than the BLM's "reasonable" limit for rock-gathering. Someone sure worked hard to make it a nice resting spot for Z.

Today is Valentine's Day and we celebrated by making a snowman and a snowgirl.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Christmas 2011

I'm going to go ahead and pretend everything is current on here.

It's only December 6, but we're having a great winter so far.

Here's what we did yesterday:

That's right; we made this baby from scratch!

More pictures to come.

r so far.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Long Over-due Pictures

We've been busy since March. Here are a couple of highlights.

Graduation in May was very exciting. Zola already calls herself "Dr. Zola."

We left PA and headed west. We were lucky enough to spend some time in Jackson Hole.

But the most exciting thing was Zola's birthday.

We are loving Cedar City. Zola gets excited about the petroglyphs - almost as excited as Dave.

Since moving back to Utah we've really enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Zola went with her cousins to the Children's Museum in SLC.

We also got to visit Zola's great Aunt Zola.
Zola was so excited and kept saying, in disbelief, "two Zola's!?!?"

Our Thunderbird pride is growing strong.

When Zola sees the mountains she screams, "RED ROCKS!"

Zola is crazy about her rain gear and is a little disappointed that it hasn't rained or snowed more.

One of the reasons we chose the house that we did was because we wanted Zola to have lots of friends around. Halloween was fantastic with all the neighbors. Who knew Buzz lives in Cedar.