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May through June 2010


26 files, last one added on Jun 29, 2010
Album viewed 138 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 250 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 135 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 137 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 134 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 133 times

New House


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

26 files, last one added on Nov 02, 2009
Album viewed 134 times

Last Days in the Apartment


The last days in our apartment.

35 files, last one added on Oct 26, 2009
Album viewed 132 times

More Idaho Summer


More pictures from summer vacation in Idaho.

34 files, last one added on Nov 02, 2009
Album viewed 130 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 245 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 133 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 133 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 215 times

Sonja 7-8 months


The latest from Sonja-world

43 files, last one added on Dec 30, 2008
Album viewed 220 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 132 times

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Random files
Hammonds, Smith-Hammond and Smith66 viewsDespite our party's high wheel-to-foot ratio, we managed to get around pretty easily. mudmine
Drum tower, seen from bell tower34 viewsThe city drum and bell towers are paired up in the north-central part of the city.mudmine
Watchtower on the Great Wall31 viewsmudmine
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At the beach, Hoi An61 viewsSaleslady looks on uncomfortably as Christine prepares to eat an Asian pear browned by the refrigerator. It really stressed out the snack ladies on the beach to see us eat this pear with its ugly brown insides, and they tried strenuously to talk us out of it and save us from the inevitable stomachache that would follow. This particular snack saleswoman, by the way, had teeth completely blackened from betel nut. Apparently a lot of old people in the Vietnamese countryside chew betel nut, a stimulant. The black coating it gives their teeth is even supposed to have a protective function!mudmine
Confucius36 viewsSakyamuni (seminal figure of Buddhism), Laozi (seminal figure of Taoism), and Confucius all occupy one room of the temple, reflecting the temple's syncretism.mudmine
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Spectacles Lake waterfall34 viewsA typical Chinese 'outdoor' experience--a carefully designed series of vistas of constructed naturalness, crawling with people.mudmine
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Hilary and Yingchong outside entrance to Tian wang miao37 viewsTian wang miao=the temple of the king of heaven. Great view of cozy little Fenghuang from up there.mudmine
Gate of the Bell Museum29 viewsLike almost every other museum and park in Beijing at the moment, the Bell Museum is undergoing extensive reconstruction in preparation for the 2008 Olympics.mudmine
Venetian fortress, overlooking the Peloponnesian town of Návplion103 viewsAfter touring the Great Meteoron in Meteora in the morning, we drove six hours south, stopping briefly at the surprisingly perfunctory monument at Thermopylae, where a Spartan-led army in 480 BC managed to delay the invading army of Persia, and crossing the isthmus of Corinth onto the Peloponnese. It was a long drive that ended in us getting stuck in a tiny dead-end street in Návplion and, with the crucial assistance of a Greek guy who didn't want us parking there, backing in and out of a narrow parking spot in order to turn around and drive out again. That ordeal took at least a half an hour, but seemed much longer, as we were all tired, hungry and cranky. But in the morning, even after a largely sleepless night in a very noisy hotel, we were able to get some good coffee and pastries at a small cafe, and snap this picture of the fortress overlooking the town.mudmine

Last additions
Sonja and mom, relaxing in the den264 viewsmudmineJun 29, 2010
Sonja puts on some lip balm250 viewsmudmineJun 29, 2010
Sonja and Beckett at snack time222 viewsmudmineJun 29, 2010
Bath goggles, version 1.0220 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 bib217 viewsmudmineJun 29, 2010
Sonja in hat and mittens211 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 camera201 viewsHow's this, paparazzo?mudmineJun 29, 2010
Sonja enjoying a snack at her table208 viewsmudmineJun 29, 2010
Joanna and the toddlers208 viewsmudmineJun 29, 2010
Joanna and Rowan202 viewsmudmineJun 29, 2010
Checking out the otters187 viewsmudmineJun 29, 2010
Examining a giant stone egg202 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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