A few weeks ago, Jody and I watched “Hotel Rwanda.” For those of you unfamiliar with the movie, here’s a description from Netflix: Amid the holocaust of internecine tribal fighting in Rwanda that sees the savage butchering of hundreds of thousands of men, women and children, one ordinary man (Oscar nominee Don Cheadle) musters the courage to save more than 1,000 helpless refugees by sheltering them in the hotel he manages. Sophie Okonedo, Nick Nolte and Joaquin Phoenix co-star in this powerful film (sort of an African version of Schindler’s List) directed by Terry George. Despite the fact that it’s about genocide, it wasn’t excessivelyRead More →

We arrived home Saturday afternoon from our week-long trip out east to Massachusetts and Vermont. I honestly wasn’t planning on spending any time in Vermont, but once we got out there and discovered how close we were (about a 30 minute drive), how could I resist? We actually ended up doing the majority of our sight-seeing in VT. Here’s a (long) recap of our week (with pics): Saturday, Sept. 24 Got up around 3:45 a.m. for our drive to the airport. Miss Ava awoke on her own while Jody and I were getting ready downstairs. We heard a thud and thought she’d fallen off theRead More →

We arrived home yesterday afternoon after a very long day of traveling that started at 2 a.m. (Oy.) It was a really nice vacation, but we are definitely glad to be home again too. :) I’ll write more about the trip and post some pics probably tomorrow. We’re heading out for a drive in the mountains this afternoon. Maybe we’ll see some fall foliage here since we were too early for it in MA! ;oP