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May through June 2010


26 files, last one added on Jun 29, 2010
Album viewed 26 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 45 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 23 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 24 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 21 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 23 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 24 times

Last Days in the Apartment


The last days in our apartment.

35 files, last one added on Oct 26, 2009
Album viewed 22 times

More Idaho Summer


More pictures from summer vacation in Idaho.

34 files, last one added on Nov 02, 2009
Album viewed 22 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 45 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 25 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 26 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 42 times

Sonja 7-8 months


The latest from Sonja-world

43 files, last one added on Dec 30, 2008
Album viewed 44 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 24 times

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Random files
The signature (tughra) of the sultan, Topkapi Palace10 viewsThis is the signature of Sultan Selim III (r.1789-1807), I think? Each sultan had his own stylized tughra that incorporated his name and the name of his father. They all look sort of like this. And I thought my mom had a fancy signature.mudmine
Pingyao street scene7 viewsmudmine
Sonja helps Hilary put away the groceries21 viewsNote how she is conveniently located in the geographic center of the floor.mudmine
Close-up of giant dog lantern, Martyrs' Park11 viewsFifteen days into the lunar new year is the lantern festival (this year, Feb. 13), when families come out to see all the beautiful colored lanterns in the parks. This one is made in the style popular in Zigong, Sichuan Province, where they fill a bunch of little bottles with colored water and use thousands of them to build lanterns.mudmine
Sonja and Mateo listen to the ocean inside paper plant pots32 viewsmudmine
On the way up4 viewsLeaving Spectacles Lake and much of the crowd to take one of the steeper paths up the hill.mudmine
Grand opening, Gome store, Pudong14 viewsWith the inevitable dancing girls (see them on the red platform to the left of the giant inflatable baby?). This is one of the ritual humiliations that Chinese business owners hire people to undergo. Apparently conventional wisdom dictates that having attractive but faintly hostile-looking girls dance listlessly outside your shop will increase your sales. The result is usually something like this: a small crowd gathers and stares, expressionless, until after a few numbers the girls pack it in and zoom off in a car (see the waiting van by the platform), leaving a sense of embarrassment behind that dissipates only gradually.mudmine
Sonja playing with Juno on the couch21 viewsmudmine
Hilary on Christine's motorbike16 viewsThere are few cars in Hanoi. Instead, everyone drives motorbikes. On our first trip into Hanoi's old quarter, Hilary rode with Christine on Christine's bike, and I caught a motorbike taxi. The name for one of these ubiquitous taxis in Vietnamese is 'xe om'--literally, a 'hug taxi,' because the passenger has to hold onto the driver. mudmine
21 viewsA happy Rowan, newly walking, shows off her step technique.mudmine
Striking a pose at the European ruins7 viewsYuanmingyuan (old summer palace), Beijing. From this lady's triumphant pose, you'd think she destroyed the palace herself.mudmine
Sun glinting off rain-slicked rocks5 viewsTaken from a balcony of the Great Meteoron monastery.mudmine

Last additions
Sonja and mom, relaxing in the den76 viewsmudmineJun 29, 2010
Sonja puts on some lip balm64 viewsmudmineJun 29, 2010
Sonja and Beckett at snack time66 viewsmudmineJun 29, 2010
Bath goggles, version 1.065 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 bib63 viewsmudmineJun 29, 2010
Sonja in hat and mittens60 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 camera53 viewsHow's this, paparazzo?mudmineJun 29, 2010
Sonja enjoying a snack at her table59 viewsmudmineJun 29, 2010
Joanna and the toddlers61 viewsmudmineJun 29, 2010
Joanna and Rowan55 viewsmudmineJun 29, 2010
Checking out the otters47 viewsmudmineJun 29, 2010
Examining a giant stone egg61 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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