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Jury Duty

My number’s finally come up – I’ve been summoned to appear at the Mercer County Court House to serve as a Petit Juror.

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Julia

Julia doesn’t quite have the card up the right way around but she was happy to get it.

Thank you for the kind card Richard & Diedre!

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Branch down

Just yesterday had a 20′ branch come down off a tree in our front yard. We’re lucky no one got hurt or anything was damaged. Turns out the inside of the branch was eaten away by carpenter ants – insect guys coming over to check out our house and tree but I’m now worried that we’re going to loose an 80-year old maple that graces our front yard and provides shade from the hot summer sun.

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Philly

We spent the day in Philadelphia today which is easier to get in and out of than NYC. Saw a children’s play at the Please Touch Museum and then caught a few laps of the USPRO Wachovia Classic cycling race.

Later in the evening, our little hamlet put on lessons in Square Dancing in the local commons – city hall brought in a “caller” from Pennsylvania to get things started and instruct everyone how to “dozzie-do” and we all had a great ol’ time. Our version of a summertime bon-odori.

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Hawaii

Just got back from a week’s holiday in Hawaii where we met up with Izumi’s parents. Absolutely wonderful break from the craziness of work. Swam every day with the kids and flew (and lost) a kite with Tyler. Tiki torches at twilight, tropical fish and dolphins at the hotel lagoon.

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Easter

Easter at the Murtlands. Young Harriet and Julia look on like two Victorian matrons while Tyler compares his harvest.

Izumi with Harriet, Julia and Tyler

Easter Photos

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The Perfect Gift

I know exactly what to get Tyler for his next birthday . . .

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“Daddy is not a jungle gym”

“Daddy is not a jungle gym!” I should know better than to play Medeski, Martin & Wood just before bedtime. The kids were all dancing to the funky groove and before I knew it, climbing all over me. It took awhile to calm them down for bed – too much fun!

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Resemblance

The resemblance of my daughter to my sister is striking.

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New Hope & Ivy Railroad

A banner weekend for weather which we took advantage of by heading out early to get a table at our favorite Cafe at Rosemont where we met up with our friends and their kids. After a Papaya & Brie omlet and other goodies, we spend a lazy afternoon in New Hope and Lambertville skipping stones in the canal and riding the New Hope & Ivyland Railroad

Tyler & Ken-chan hamming it up for the cameraman. Everyone had a great time.