This is Julia's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following Julia's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
Julia
Interests: movies and books and photography oh my!
Recent Activity
Image
We got lost one day, looking for our 2nd rental. (Ever the producer, I thought it best to scout the new location before actually moving there. So glad we did!) It was out in the country where all roads seem... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2017 at Julia's Mexico City
Image
Dinner one night with Puccini. Always Puccini. Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2017 at Julia's Mexico City
Image
There's this famous tower nearby in a town called Pisa. You may have heard of it. It leans. We went to see it on Monday. Some of us climbed up. Some of did not and were cranky. Then the crankiness... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2017 at Julia's Mexico City
Image
I'll get to the Apple part at the end... Kurt and his brother went to Rome for three days. Harper and I stayed behind to chill in/around Lucca. We went to a zoo yesterday (another unexpected treat) and today we... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2017 at Julia's Mexico City
Image
There is a paper art show under part of the walls of Lucca. Some cool stuff! (I have to track down the website for this exhibit...) There were three ostriches: Stack of balls: Giant guy in hoodie: It was odd... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2017 at Julia's Mexico City
Image
But that's easy to do on vacation, no matter what! Uncle Glenn arrived the other morning and while Kurt when to pick him up in Florence, Harper and I were busy walking through town, seeing the sites, and taking pictures.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2017 at Julia's Mexico City
Image
Oh the joys of the instant picture. Not the digital image on your phone, but the physical image you can hold in your hand. We bought Harper an Instax camera for this trip and she carries it when we go... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2017 at Julia's Mexico City
Image
You may have seen them in magazines. You might have thought - dang, that looks cool and when I need to replace my regular old stupid toilet, I'm going to do something extraordinary. Before you do it, call me. Call... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2017 at Julia's Mexico City
Image
At a restaurant last night, Harper got tired of the napkin in her lap. This morning I looked at the pictures and realized she was doing an homage to Nina Katchadourian and her lavatory series of images "in the Flemish... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2017 at Julia's Mexico City
Image
Okay the picture says Florence, nevermind. Benvenuti all the same! We are on our amazing long trip to Lucca, Italy! We arrived yesterday after long travels, discovering, (so far, knock wood) that Harper is a great little traveler. So pleased... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2017 at Julia's Mexico City
Image
Every morning for about a week now, a crow has come to our crepe myrtle tree. She hops around on the branches, looking for just the right twig. When she finds it, she snaps it off and flies away. A... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2017 at Julia's Mexico City
The movie "Moana" is big at our house. I'm lucky enough to get screeners and Moana was one of them so we've watched it quite a few times. The soundtrack is on heavy rotation in the house and car and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at Julia's Mexico City
Image
I was cleaning up my computer desktop and found this image: It's from October and represents a Perfect Hilarious Family Sunday. All of us on the bed playing Hot Wheels. As you do. Hopefully Kurt will not try to recreate... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2016 at Julia's Mexico City
Today is my sister Jennifer's birthday. She would have been 54. She's been gone for almost nine years and memory is starting to play tricks on me. Was she here when we were talking about having kids? No. What did... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2016 at Julia's Mexico City
During the election there was much talk of the sexism that was happening.* My female colleagues and friends all knew what that was about. We've all been in meetings where we are the only women in the room, learned to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2016 at Julia's Mexico City
Image
Our new old house makes us happy. Our new old house is still full of boxes as we await installation of about 3 more major closets/cupboards - therefore - the house can become confining so going out is key! This... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2016 at Julia's Mexico City
Image
The kitchen. Oh boy the kitchen! I'll let the pictures tell it. BEFORE: AFTER: (From same spot) The inspiration for the style of Kitchen (found online somewhere): Our actual Kitchen: More before: NOW! Save Save Save Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2016 at Julia's Mexico City
Image
Our remodel is almost complete. Still some odds and ends going on, but most of it is done and we've moved back in! Here is the main bathroom Before and after pics. Not sure why I took so few before... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2016 at Julia's Mexico City
Image
Harper has settled into some phrases in her 4 3/4 years (and she'll say "I'm 4 and 3/4" because she cannot wait to be 5!). My favorite is when she is telling a story and she starts with "One time... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2016 at Julia's Mexico City
We let Harper watch YouTube videos of kids playing with toys, unboxing videos, etc. But lately we've turned her on to funny cat videos (ha!) and OK Go videos. Now I am OBSESSED with OK Go. Yes yes, I'm a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2016 at Julia's Mexico City
Image
Harper's preschool has "Crazy Fun Week" the last week before their short break in August. One of those days is about hair. We did a tame version of that. There was swimming and ice cream. Save Mama got a new... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2016 at Julia's Mexico City
Image
Summer fun over Labor Day weekend. The last of our summer mini vacation. Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2016 at Julia's Mexico City
Image
Very proud of Harper. We went to the Aquarium of the Pacific and I told her she could have a new toy from the gift shop. I also told her that meant when we got home, she had to pick... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2016 at Julia's Mexico City
Smiley Face!
Lesson #2 - Moonlight Rollerway (August 25 is Michael Jackson Skate Night!) July 2, 2016 Ready! Better socks and slightly more relaxed, now that I know what it's like. Once I warm up, I don't hold onto Jeff as much... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2016 at Julia's Mexico City