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May through June 2010


26 files, last one added on Jun 29, 2010
Album viewed 63 times

Jan thru April 2010


Photos from visits by EB and Oma and Opa, Sonja's second birthday, and lots of other stuff from the first four months of 2010.

39 files, last one added on Apr 29, 2010
Album viewed 92 times

Greats of Florida


A brief visit to Florida to see Sonja's Great Grandparents

30 files, last one added on Jan 24, 2010
Album viewed 59 times

Hammonds visit our new home


A slightly-after-the-holidays holiday visit--the first time the Hammonds had seen our new house.

23 files, last one added on Jan 24, 2010
Album viewed 58 times

Fall 09 Visits


Visits from Rowan, Beckett, Oma and Opa, plus some stunt bike riding and other stuff.

32 files, last one added on Dec 17, 2009
Album viewed 58 times

Phone Pics


Pictures taken with a cell phone camera, not very well organized or labeled, but from the summer and fall of 2009.

22 files, last one added on Dec 17, 2009
Album viewed 57 times

New House


Photos from our new house and EB's wedding in Denver.

26 files, last one added on Nov 01, 2009
Album viewed 58 times

Last Days in the Apartment


The last days in our apartment.

35 files, last one added on Oct 26, 2009
Album viewed 58 times

More Idaho Summer


More pictures from summer vacation in Idaho.

34 files, last one added on Nov 01, 2009
Album viewed 58 times

Idaho in the Summer


Photos from Hilary's first visit to Idaho in the summer.

37 files, last one added on Oct 26, 2009
Album viewed 92 times

Up to and over 1 year old


The transition to toddlerdom, in all its frenetic glory.

32 files, last one added on May 12, 2009
Album viewed 59 times



The Grand-Hammonds, the Joanna-and-Barretts, some environmental historians and others stopped by, or allowed us to stop by.

35 files, last one added on May 12, 2009
Album viewed 58 times

NC to ID to NC


Pictures from Sonja's first trip to the beach, her first trip to snowy Idaho, and her return to spring-like weather in Raleigh.

50 files, last one added on Feb 16, 2009
Album viewed 77 times

Sonja 7-8 months


The latest from Sonja-world

43 files, last one added on Dec 30, 2008
Album viewed 79 times

Sonja circa six months


Some shots (and a couple of movies) of Sonja sitting up, lying down, grabbing for things, and sticking her tongue out. But not necessarily in that order.

12 files, last one added on Oct 08, 2008
Album viewed 57 times

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Random files
Babi at the waterfall23 viewsWe couldn't see the bottom of the waterfall, but the drop was quite sudden, and the valley floor seemed hundreds of feet away.mudmine
Hi-de-ho18 viewsShy buddha waves out from a side cavemudmine
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Babi and the Marble Boat31 viewsMany prominent Chinese in the late Qing desperately wanted China to follow the example of Japan, which had thoroughly modernized its military and so staved off European domination. Unfortunately, the Empress Dowager Cixi was a less than dilligent monarch, to say the least. Supposedly, money that was raised to modernize the Chinese navy was spent by the Empress Dowager on this marble boat.mudmine
悬空寺 The Hanging Temple20 viewsThis cool temple hangs near the base of Heng Shan, one of the mountains sacred to Buddhists. It was first built some 1500 years ago, during the Northern Wei dynasty, but it was rebuilt several times and was most recently repaired sometime in the Qing dynasty (1644-1911). mudmine
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Sonja, being swallowed by one of her blankets45 viewsmudmine
On the road to Fenghuang21 viewsSee the half mini-van, half-pickup truck vehicle on the left? That's the sort of ride we took for the bumpy hour-and-a-half ride from Jishou to Fenghuang, only ours had a big cargo box on the back rather than on open bed. I don't know how Yingchong learned of the existence of this form of transport. We took a city bus from the train station, headed toward what I was told was the 'bus station.' But, after a long drive to the edge of Jishou, we were let out of the bus at a nondescript strip of road, where a couple of these little trucks were parked. On the right of the picture you can see the basket favored in the area for carrying all sorts of cargo--fruit, sticks, babies, chickens, you name it.mudmine
Pingyao city gate20 viewsPingyao has very wisely decided to prohibit most motor vehicles from coming inside the city walls during the day, which makes it a far more peaceful place than most other Chinese cities. It also helps Pingyao preserve the pre-car feel of the old streets. Here is a view of one of the city gates from inside.mudmine
Sonja makes the sign for 'bird' while watching the geese and seaguls at Shelley Lake53 viewsmudmine

Last additions
Sonja and mom, relaxing in the den148 viewsmudmineJun 29, 2010
Sonja puts on some lip balm137 viewsmudmineJun 29, 2010
Sonja and Beckett at snack time140 viewsmudmineJun 29, 2010
Bath goggles, version 1.0138 viewsThese are actually Hilary's swim goggles. They proved ineffective, so Sonja got her own pair later.mudmineJun 29, 2010
Beckett helps Sonja put on her bib136 viewsmudmineJun 29, 2010
Sonja in hat and mittens132 viewsFor some reason--perhaps the 90-degree weather--hat and mittens are a popular play costume these days. mudmineJun 29, 2010
Another smile for the camera125 viewsHow's this, paparazzo?mudmineJun 29, 2010
Sonja enjoying a snack at her table131 viewsmudmineJun 29, 2010
Joanna and the toddlers133 viewsmudmineJun 29, 2010
Joanna and Rowan128 viewsmudmineJun 29, 2010
Checking out the otters117 viewsmudmineJun 29, 2010
Examining a giant stone egg133 viewsmudmineJun 29, 2010

Category Albums Files
All AlbumsFor those who want it all...
Albums in progresspictures uploaded, need photo captions
Wedding PicturesEverthing nuptial from Philly to Denver.
Philly WeddingThe actual, legal, official, relatively low-rent marriage ceremony at City Hall, and various social events ensuing.
Denver WRPAThe Wedding-Related Program Activities at Boettcher Mountain, and associated program activities.
Life in Beijing
Beijing SightsPlaces we have visited in and around Beijing.
Beyond BeijingTrips to China and elsewhere from earlier this year, and from earlier in our lives.
United States
PhiladelphiaPictures of our former city, its environs, and friends therein.
Historical DocumentsPictures of us before we knew each other.
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