• brooklyn flea.

    favorite photos

    brooklyn flea.

    The Brooklyn brownstone that Camille and I stayed in on our latest trip to NYC was a block away from the Brooklyn Flea Market. Not the *big* one, but a smaller version. Nevertheless, we had a lovely time exploring. I bought a new ring and Camille explored the booths, bought […]

  • snack bar - 9 jun 2016

    New York City, Parks and Farms, photo friday

    photo friday: corona park

    As I mentioned in photo friday: queens museum, Camills and I ventured out to Queens. And to get to the museum, we had to walk. Walk through a really incredible park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Really incredible. Old World’s Fairgrounds incredible. A Parisian Style park, though a bit neglected. Even […]

  • empty - 21 aug 2016

    happiness

    one step at a time.

    So many dreams. So little time. So little money. How do I prioritize? How do I decide what to pursue first? How do I decide what might even be possible? While I made a few of those decisions when I outlined my Happiness Project, I find that I just don’t […]

  • u of puget sound - 4 apr 2016

    college, Washington

    college search: washington state

    February break we spent looking at college. April break was no different. On the first day of April break, Rob, Camille, Chloe, and I flew out to Washington State to visit colleges in Washington, Oregon, and California. In our first pass, Camille had identified a cluster of schools near Seattle […]

  • butera.org

    blogs

    butera.org

    The family website. I find that I change its focus ever few years as our family changes. And of course, re-evaulation of the blog is on my Happiness Project plan. Once a year, every August, I look it over. Does it have a mission that fits with what I want […]

College Search

u of puget sound - 4 apr 2016

college search: washington state

February break we spent looking at college. April break was no different. On the first day of April break, Rob, Camille, Chloe, and I flew out to Washington State to visit colleges in Washington, Oregon, and California. In our first pass, Camille had identified a cluster of schools near Seattle […]

 

Happiness Project

empty - 21 aug 2016

one step at a time.

So many dreams. So little time. So little money. How do I prioritize? How do I decide what to pursue first? How do I decide what might even be possible? While I made a few of those decisions when I outlined my Happiness Project, I find that I just don’t […]

 

snapshots

8 fahrenheit - 14 aug 2016

snapshots from gooney road – 14 aug 2016

Today is National Creamsicle Day. Up early to take care of things, clean, and work. I went down my list, one by one. Rob, the girls, and I went out in the early afternoon to get ice cream at 8 Fahrenheit. We stopped at the comic book store and guitar […]

 

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brooklyn flea.

brooklyn flea.

The Brooklyn brownstone that Camille and I stayed in on our latest trip to NYC was a block away from the Brooklyn Flea Market. Not the *big* one, but a smaller version. Nevertheless, we had a lovely time exploring. I bought a new ring and Camille explored the booths, bought […]

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New York City, Parks and Farms, photo friday

snack bar - 9 jun 2016

photo friday: corona park

As I mentioned in photo friday: queens museum, Camills and I ventured out to Queens. And to get to the museum, we had to walk. Walk through a really incredible park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Really incredible. Old World’s Fairgrounds incredible. A Parisian Style park, though a bit neglected. Even […]

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happiness

empty - 21 aug 2016

one step at a time.

So many dreams. So little time. So little money. How do I prioritize? How do I decide what to pursue first? How do I decide what might even be possible? While I made a few of those decisions when I outlined my Happiness Project, I find that I just don’t […]

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college, Washington

u of puget sound - 4 apr 2016

college search: washington state

February break we spent looking at college. April break was no different. On the first day of April break, Rob, Camille, Chloe, and I flew out to Washington State to visit colleges in Washington, Oregon, and California. In our first pass, Camille had identified a cluster of schools near Seattle […]

by × 24 August, 2016 × 0 comments

blogs

butera.org

butera.org

The family website. I find that I change its focus ever few years as our family changes. And of course, re-evaulation of the blog is on my Happiness Project plan. Once a year, every August, I look it over. Does it have a mission that fits with what I want […]

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celebrations

the prom - 21 aug 2016

celebrations: week 34 (22-28 aug 2016)

No celebrations last week…. Maybe this week! Coming up this week: 22: Be An Angel Day and National Eat a Peach Day 23: National Sponge Cake Day 24: National Waffle Day 25: National Banana Split Day and Whiskey Sour Day 26: National Dog Day and National Cherry Popsicle Day 27: […]

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favorite photos

the cloisters - 10 jun 2016

the cloisters.

It was a bit of a trek to get up there, but The Cloisters was a lovely place to visit. Serenity in the city.

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Atlanta Area, Museums

monastery - 20 aug 2016

atlanta area: monastery of the holy spirit

I’ve been wanting to visit for years, but never found the right time or anyone to go with me. I decided earlier this year that I’m not going to wait any longer. I will do the things I want to do, even if it means going alone. So when I […]

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Museums, New York City, photo friday

queens museum - 9 jun 2016

photo friday: queens museum

After years of having it on my “NYC wish list”, Camille and I finally had the time to hike on out to Queens and visit the Queens Museum. I had been expecting the museum to be an old, dusty place, but we were pleasantly surprised by the modern, open, airy […]

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random

duolingo - 18 aug 2016

learning: french

I’ve spent years now “learning French”. I’ve gone through the programs – Rosetta Stone, etc. But I still don’t feel like I can speak French! After my trip to France last fall, I stepped up my game. Stopped splitting my time between Mango and Duolingo and decided to focus on […]

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