Author Archives: Joy


This blog is subtitled “Year Two Abroad” and since we are no longer abroad I am thinking this is a good time to draw the blog to a close. It’s been fun! Thanks for following along! Love, Joy & Coconut … Continue reading

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On Being a Healthy, Active Family

I really want to be that family that eats super healthy by choice and does athletic things. Growing up we ate healthy foods often but we didn’t go out and do active things together as a family so I don’t … Continue reading

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More Frogs

Momma! Look at this baby frog! It’s so cute!!

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I know, I really should get her a dog and we’re in a dog-friendly building but I just can NOT imagine cleaning up after someone else!!! #missing having a live-in yaya 😦 Man oh man does she ever love my … Continue reading

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First Kite

When we were in Vietnam we saw the most amazing and elaborate kites for sale. Coco had asked me for one and I meant to buy one for her but it slipped my mind and we left without one. Well … Continue reading

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She’s Still Drawing

Coco is still drawing almost every day. She used to almost always draw animals exclusively but now she is starting to draw people mostly and sometimes flowers, food (well, just ice cream cones!) and vehicles. It’s really fun to see … Continue reading

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First Nectarine

She likes them but she tried peaches for the first time, too, and preferred those. I can’t wait to sign up for our weekly CSA box delivery! A large selection of local, organic fresh fruits and veggies delivered every week … Continue reading

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