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Two projects

Two projects to share tonight. Neither of them are mine.

First is called “You Are What You Eat”–Mark Menjivar’s project of photographing the insides of refrigerators of people around the country. It’s strangely fascinating to look inside strangers’ fridges. Check it out here: You are what you eat.

And then a photographer in Brooklyn, Jennifer Causey, who is working on a project called the Makers, featuring people who make things by hand. Her photographs are beautiful, as are the people and things featured in them.

These two photos are NOT MINE…they are Jennifer Causey’s from the Makers project.


Photos at the J

Several weeks ago the marketing director at the JCC asked me to do some photos for a sports wall that someone bought (donated money toward). They wanted big images featuring some of the recreational sports they offer to hang on this wall, which is in a hallway outside the main gym.

People, I am no sports photographer. These were hard! But here they are in all their seven-foot glory.

And if you live in Houston, check out the J–they have some really great programs and camps.


Lazy afternoons

Two weeks ago I was in San Diego. Last week I was in Dallas visiting my mom and dad. This week, I am back in Houston, where the temperature is a sweltering 95 degrees right now and it is too hot to do anything outside except this.

Why am I awake?

I am a last-minute packer. I always do this to myself…I am getting on a plane in like 7 hours and I am just now finishing packing. I don’t know why I wait until the last second, but I do. It’s like I am just incapable of gathering together the right items before it’s absolutely necessary. (And who’s idea was it to book a 6am flight with a 2-year-old??? Not mine.)

I’ll be mostly offline for the next few days but I’ll return emails when I get back. Until then, here’s Lyle sharing his strawberry muffin with the world. (He has a muffin and a bagel BOTH, because that’s how he likes it.)

More visitors

We had more visitors this week. It’s funny…after living in places that I consider way more exciting to visit, I thought no one would want to visit us in Houston. But people have been coming anyway. So I guess I owe the city of Houston an apology for assuming that it was so unexciting that everyone would stay away. It also helps that we have an entire guest room now and we no longer have to make our friends and family sleep on the couch or floor, which is where they’ve been sleeping when they visited for the past 8 years.

This week it was Jeff’s cousin and his wife and son who came to visit from Colorado. They nearly ended up living here themselves a few years ago–Josh is a pilot and he had just gotten hired at Continental (which is based here) when September 11 happened, and they laid him off before he even started. So they stayed in Colorado after all.

While they were here, we took the kids to a mall with an two-story indoor carousel, which was a little bit scary to them at first but in the end they both liked it.

And we also did a lot of hanging out at the house, playing fun games like rock-Josh-in-the-recliner.

On second thought, you can totally see why people keep coming to visit us, yes?