Aly & Doug

A blog about stuff we do.

Month: October, 2013

The Last Train From Paris

The scene: “It is June, 1940, aboard a train leaving Paris. the German troops are about to enter Paris. The roads south are a hopeless snarl; the trains are full and one cannot find space aboard them. Yet to remain in the city and see her brutalized by the Nazis will not be a pleasant […]

Hocus Pocus

We’ve had the most beautiful weather this week and have tried to get in as many evening walks as we could before the weather inevitably changes. We got our drapes in! (Well one set, waiting on the other two). We still need lots of pieces for this room but we’re getting there slowly but surely. […]

Four Seasons


Falling Leaves

We went on an autumn walk on Monday. Autumn is pretty close in the running for my favorite season next to summer. If someone handed me a slice of pumpkin bread right now then I’d say Autumn takes the lead.     Here’s the Fall version of our front yard tree. We babysat a few […]

We Scare Because We Care

We babysat again this week. On Monday I came out of the shower to find this waiting for me. The note says “Dessert at your service. Love your favorite 12 year old.” If she wasn’t my favorite 12 year old before this surprise she certainly was after. The 10 year old thought Doug really needed […]


We are still keeping up with our picture-a-day goal. Nine months down, three to go. In case it was unclear, the captions of pictures that are just dates mean that is the picture of the day, others are just bonus pictures. Love autumn. The colors, the smells, the pumpkin-flavored everything, the crisp air. It’s so […]