Thursday, February 27, 2020


The weekend before Cooper's birthday, we hosted part for the family.  Ice cream cake!

Legos and a car model and candy and money!

And this useless box.  Flip the switch, the box flips it back.  HOURS of fun!

After school, we hosted a cactus-themed birthday party with Cooper's friends.  He chose the cactus theme because at a Christmas white elephant gift exchange, he received these cute cactus birthday plates.  Sold!  Green drink in cactus glasses, cactus cupcakes from Miss Ally:

And I had a cactus craft for them to do!

Monday, February 24, 2020

Costa Rica

Shortly after we got back from Memphis, and the exact same day school was supposed to start in January, Cooper left with Alan and Juliette and a class of Baker students for eight days in Costa Rica!

From everything I can tell, they had a fabulous time!  Except for the last two days when Cooper got sick (the college kids had been passing around some virus); Alan had it by the time they got home.

But at least they were sick in sunny warm Costa Rica!

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Roadtrip part 7

Ravenden, Arkansas on the way home:

Fantastic Caverns in Springfield MO:

The name of the women who first explored the cavern:

Monday, February 17, 2020

Roadtrip part 6


Entertaining ourselves before dinner:

To see Knives Out at the movie theater:


Thursday, February 13, 2020

Roadtrip part 5

Sushi and gyoza:

National civil rights museum:

Renee's sandwich shop:

And Cooper Street:

Beale Street:

Fudge from the Beale Sweets Fudge Shop:

Monday, February 10, 2020

Roadtrip part 4



Thursday, February 06, 2020

Roadtrip part 3

A law school lecture at Steak 'n Shake, as a nod to the restaurant that got me through my first year of law school:

Ducks at The Peabody Hotel in Memphis, TN:

Memphis's oldest restaurant:

Escape room:

We made it!

Memphis AirBnb

Monday, February 03, 2020

Roadtrip part 2

The Wonders of Wildlife museum in Springfield: