Sunday, February 28, 2016


They are not totally parallel pictures: Kira is just a few months old in the first shot and Simon is around a year old in the second. Also, Jay's hair is ridiculous in Simon's picture. But, still, it's pretty cute how similar the two look in mid-laugh!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Three Smiles

A rare sight for a photo! Even if John's is a little hidden down there....

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Where Violet Sleeps

Well, normally Violet sleeps here, nestled onto a Wamsted family blanket and cozy in her cage.
Sometimes, though, she sleeps here: pushed onto someone's lap while they are trying to read. Honestly, it was worth getting a dog altogether just for this picture.
And often she will sleep here, because she LOVES the kids' little chairs.
Thirty minutes or so before that photo, though, I found her sleeping here. Poor puppy. It's hard work here at the Wamsted house.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Best Christmas Pageant Photo Ever?

More on the puppy soon, but I ran across this photo looking for something else today; it must have got lost in the Christmas shuffle. Remember, Millie ran the pageant this year, so it was a bit crazy around here in December! But, seriously, how cute is that donkey?

Saturday, February 6, 2016


So, the Wamsteds got our new dog today: an eight-week-old beagle puppy. After an excited hour long car ride to pick her up, and a squirmy hour long car ride back to the house (on Millie's lap the whole time; and remember that beagles are notorious talkers) we finally were able to set everyone free. And, boy, what a romp!
This all went on for probably an hour, and no picture could really do justice to how cute it was. Afterwards, Violet slept for the better part of the afternoon. That is one lucky, loved, puppy.