Spencer Turns Three Apr22

Spencer Turns Three

Spencer turned three this past weekend and his parents hosted a lovely Cars themed birthday party for him. All of the food was Cars related! Kate snapped a few photos of the birthday boy playing in the backyard before the guests arrived. Spencer getting help from his mom, dad and sister while...

First Signs of Spring

We know that spring is here. It has been raining quite a bit, and we have been fortunate to have a few really nice warm sunny days as well. We are learning about our landscaping, seeing which types of perennials are planted in which locations. I snapped this photo on the edge of the patio on...

Trimming The Roses

This is our first spring in our new house. After a long and bitter cold winter we are more than ready for the warmer weather and all of the beautiful landscaping we have to come out from hibernation. Of course, this being our first time around we are learning as we go along. The biggest and...

Beat The Heat Mar27

Beat The Heat

Last night Kate and I went downtown for dinner, drinks and a basketball game with Sarah and Hunter. It was wonderful to get out and soak up the atmosphere at Bankers Life Fieldhouse (aka Canseco) and see the hometown Indiana Pacers take on the Miami Heat with first place in the division on...

Shooting Architecture in Columbus

A few weeks ago I set off for an adventure to take in a few of the sights of Columbus, Indiana. I just got the film back from the lab and wanted to share a few of my favorites. My adventure began by making my way to the charming Welcome Center to pick up a few brochures and a map of the city...

The Pup Turns Seven Mar18

The Pup Turns Seven

Yesterday our wonderful pup, Bolivar, celebrated his seventh birthday. He had a few extra treats and chased a few extra squirrels (or so he told me). He still has nearly boundless energy and loves to play. He is a great dog and a wonderful family member. I snapped this photo on Saturday while...

St Patrick’s Day Fun! Mar16

St Patrick’s Day Fun!

We had the niece and nephew over for a sleepover on Friday night. Spencer and I watched a pre-season Yankees game and whipped up some cookies in the kitchen while Kate and Marilyn made St Patrick’s Day crafts. He was adamant about helping, we had a blast. Here he is helping me make sure...

First Trail Run Of The Season Mar13

First Trail Run Of The Season

For a plethora of reasons (aka lame excuses), I have not been running as much as I would like recently. Those Olympics were just not going to watch themselves. But I am getting back into it, and this week, thanks to daylight savings time and some warmer weather, decided it was time to get out...

Birthday Weekend: Film & Food Edition Mar09

Birthday Weekend: Film & Food Edition

It was my birthday on Friday. Kate and I celebrated by going out on Friday night to one of my favorite restaurants in downtown Indy: Napolese. They have fantastic pizza. Kate is a fan of the Nutella Pizza that they have. Let’s not fool around, I like it, too. After a pleasant dinner we...

Chocolate Birthday Cake Mar08

Chocolate Birthday Cake

Earlier this week I made a very tasty Chocolate Birthday Cake. It was my birthday and I wanted to make something special to share. I scoured my cookbooks and finally decided on this beauty. Recipe below. There are three different sections to this cake: the cake itself (three layers), a...