2019-04-17: I’m re-reading a favorite novel, Thomas Mann’s The Magic Mountain, preparing for a reading …

2019-04-08: The St. John Passion at the Lab Theater I’m proud of my sister-in-law, Krista Costin for her role in the Oratory Bach Ensemble’s production …

2019-04-03: The Acropolis vs Mount Athos Monasticism is not a theology; it is a way of life. Abbot Eliseus told me that there are two …

2019-04-01: I’ve been listening to a lot of Third Stream recently. So far, though, nothing I’ve found has come …

2019-03-22: Here’s a delightful symposium on personal libraries. The best entries, in my opinion, are those from …

2019-03-21: A disappointingly short, but still worthwhile, portrait of editorial illustrator Anna Parini, whose …

2019-03-06: “Zuckerberg says Facebook will shift focus to private sharing” via the New York Times I’m sure they’ll be completely transparent and absolutely vigilant, whatever …

2019-03-06: Recommended: this excellent review of a book I plan to read as soon as possible: Martin Hägglund’s …

2019-03-05: I finally cancelled my Twitter account. It was time—I had my fill of toxic nastiness & …

2019-02-24: I haven’t seen The Green Book, and don’t plan to, but still highly recommend reading Ethan Iverson …

2018-11-29: Grateful for some time this morning to read by the fire. More grateful still for a new book by a …

2018-11-28: The incomparable Brian Phillips is featured on the latest episode of Bookworm, alongside man-eating …

2018-11-28: “How Facebook Deforms Us” - a thorough, thoughtful review by LM Sacasas of Siva Vaidhyanathan’s …

2018-11-05: Just discoereved @motyar’s MarkShow: Markdown to Slideshow app. It’s wonderful! I lesson-plan in …

2018-11-03: Recommendation: Spectacle App In my day job as a technical writer, I use Windows; it’s really not been a great experience, …

2018-11-01: I read a wonderful novel tonight, Patrick DeWitt’s very dark & very comedic “tragedy of …

2018-10-30: I hadn’t heard of translator Anthea Bell until I read her obituary yesterday. But then I realized …

2018-10-28: The implausible idea of a "chief ethics officer" I read Kara Swisher’s recent column on the need for chief ethics officers in Silicon Valley …

2018-10-27: A wonderful short essay on soccer & politics in Brazil, from Andrew Downie in the London Review …

2018-10-19: Joan Barry & two forms of political belief This article is fascinating. It follows Joan Barry, a Missouri Democrat whose politics don’t …

2018-10-19: Fall Walks, Silverwood Park 2018-10-17 2018-10-18

2018-10-15: Truth vs useful knowledge: Teaching business students *How to Think* I’m teaching Alan Jacobs’s book How to Think to my business communication students this …

2018-10-12: I work with a lot of different foreign languages, & Korean is my favorite, hands down. The font …

2018-08-27: Everything you need to know about Facebook’s understanding of journalism—in one useful ad!

2018-08-25: Happy 85th birthday to the great Wayne Shorter! We mere mortals can celebrate by reading Ethan …

2018-08-17: Craigslist purchase of the year. $30!

2018-08-17: In a remarkable essay for NYT Magazine, Ilya Kaminsky revisits Odessa, city of his birth. Time & …

2018-07-25: Centrist Democrats in the Age of Trump Yesterday, the NYT published an interesting, and beautifully photographed, article on ND senator …

2018-07-18: The vast majority of electricity used in the world’s data centres comes from non-renewable sources, …

2018-07-04: Thoreau in Minnesota. I had no idea about this voyage of Thoreau’s; thanks, @rnv, for the link!

2018-07-04: Cavell on citizenship as conversation Today’s a good day to reflect on the demands of citizenship in our troubled nation. And there’s no …

2018-07-04: A sobering look at how tech companies conquered America’s cities, by the excellent Farhad Manjoo. As …

2018-07-04: Friends in Europe: there is some excellent jazz coming your way this summer. The Billy Hart Quartet …

2018-06-22: Trump’s description of his parallel reality unwittingly calls to mind his most reckless and …

2018-06-22: *Of Farming & Classics: A Memoir* 📚 I recently finished re-reading David Grene’s memoir, Of Farming & Classics. Grene balanced …

2018-06-18: Please read my friend Bharat Ranganathan’s essay on Scripture, immigration, and Christian ethics. …

2018-06-14: So excited for the World Cup, starting today. ⚽️ My prediction for the final: 🇦🇷 3:2 🇧🇷 Dark …

2018-06-10: Michael Dirda, typically excellent, recommends two recent books on Stoicism and ancient philosophy …

2018-06-06: #CINvMIN ⚽️ My beloved #MNUFC ground out (truly—it wasn’t fun to watch) a US Open Cup win in penalties against …

2018-06-04: View from the desk this morning.

2018-06-02: Children’s Museum Rainy day in MSP—perfect day for a day at the Children’s Museum with grandma.

2018-05-31: I’m a sucker for gossip & insider info on editors & publishing. This NYT piece on TLS editor …

2018-05-30: Teju Cole, in conversation with Krista Tippett I had the great privilege to listen in on Krista Tippett’s conversation with Teju Cole this evening. …

2018-05-18: Finished my first Muriel Spark novel this morning, Aiding and Abetting, and greatly enjoyed its very …

2018-05-09: This morning’s listening: the Cedar Walton Trio’s Ironclad: Live at Yoshi’s (Apple Muisc link), …

2018-05-06: All holy books are works of fiction. Saw this bumper sticker today (on the way to church, of …

2018-05-06: My good friend Brad wrote about Mississippi’s Yazoo River, where attempts to prevent flooding …

2018-05-02: Just wrote a long post on awkwardness in Vodolazkin’s “novel” Laurus — …

2018-04-26: From the NYRB, a fascinating essay on Berenice Abbott, jazz-age photographer in NYC and Paris. …

2018-04-13: An exceptional essay by Garnette Cadogan, “Due North”—an oddly edited, but also delightful and …

2018-04-13: These photos of Lake Baikal are absolutely stunning (though I could do without any of the ones with …

2018-04-11: *Laurus* and Dostoevsky The further I go in Laurus, the more I see Dostoevsky all over the place. That’s not …

2018-04-09: Addendum to my Cecil Taylor post: Ethan Iverson’s essay on Taylor is remarkable, and does justice to …

2018-04-08: Where Are You, Spring? Latern Waste; or, April in Minnesota

2018-04-08: I’m finally starting Eugene Vodolazkin’s Laurus, in anticipation of the Anselm House …

2018-04-07: Christian Democracy in Europe—and America? This short essay in the Guardian makes a case for a Christian-democratic movement in the US to …

2018-04-07: The a-fore-quoted interview with Cecil Taylor harmonizes with this interview with Ursula K. LeGuin, …

2018-04-07: Cecil Taylor, RIP Start with Ben Ratliff’s obituary for the NYT. NPR’s coverage of Taylor’s life and work is also …

2018-04-05: Building Anglo-Saxon England A fascinating new release from Princeton University Press: John Blair’s Building Anglo-Saxon …

2018-04-03: Timothy Murphy's *Devotions*: Art and Death Reading Anthony Domestico’s review of Timothy Murphy’s latest book of poems, I was …

2018-03-27: I recommend this conversation in Democracy on whether political parties are dying or strengthening, …

2018-03-10: Robin Sloan’s Sourdough: like Mr Penumbra, simply delightful. I’m half done, and can’t put it down. …

2018-03-05: Alan Jacobs makes a powerful and persuasive argument for the open web in The Hedgehog Review: We …

2018-02-06: A wonderful essay in the TLS on Arnold as poet—his (deliberate) awkwardness, off-rhymes, and the …




2018-01-23: Robert Caro’s responses in this NYRB interview are profound, fascinating, and inspiring—as is the …

2017-12-30: Rebecca Solnit on writing and agency The process of making art is the process of becoming a person with agency, with independent thought, …

2017-12-24: Les Murray, “Animal Nativity” The Iliad of peace began when this girl agreed. Now goats in trees, fish in the valley suddenly feel …

2017-12-23: Restoring the Democrats’ foreign-policy vision Samuel Moyn calls for Democrats to restore the liberal internationism that formed the core of its …

2017-12-22: Rereading Mary McCarthy B.D. McClay’s review essay on Mary McCarthy is excellent, homing in on precisely those qualities of …

2017-12-21: This delightful essay from Sven Birkerts describes his time with a trio of poet-pals who lived & …

2017-12-17: More from that essay on Paul Thomas Anderson: Such restorative attachments are one response to the …

2017-12-17: Paul Thomas Anderson’s “casually Catholic,” Californian upbringing Wonderful essay in The Point on Paul Thomas Anderson: Anderson describes himself as shaped by a …

2017-12-16: A single poem in your head Seamus Heaney has noted that if a person has a single poem in his head, one that he returns to and …

2017-12-15: Adam Gopnik on Parents’ Greatest Gift I still think the greatest gift you can give your kids is easy exposure to interesting things. Not …

2017-12-15: Imagine if the New York Review of Books had hired a slightly stoned Edwardian fop as art director …

2017-12-10: Very proud of my sister-in-law, Krista Costin, who is performing Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with the …

2017-12-10: Snack time, listening to and imitating Auntie @kristacostin live on #classicalmpr. Sounds wonderful! …

2017-12-08: This interview with Sonny Rollins is amazing. The idea of jazz is so spiritual, and it has such …

2017-12-07: I loved fishing and silence. Walking in the hills…. I didn’t talk much. Had opinions about …

2017-12-05: Tonight’s listening: Emerson String Quartet, Chaconnes and Fantasias: Music of Britten and Purcell. …

2017-12-04: Recommended reading: Moyn & DBH Two exceptional recent Commonweal essays: David Bentley Hart demolishes an attempt to defend the …

2017-12-03: The Brad Mehldau Trio @ the Dakota The Brad Mehldau show tonight at the Dakota Jazz Club was so, so good. Among the highlights from a …




2017-12-01: Really looking forward to this book. Ecklund is an excellent scholar and writer, and this is a …

2017-12-01: Current listening: Hudson, with Jack DeJohnette, John Scofield, & Brad Mehldau Larry Grenadier …

2017-11-29: Ted Gioia’s albums-of-the-year lists are always long and excellent. This year’s list is no …

2017-11-24: Camus, quoted by Izzo: The love we share with a city is often a secret love.

2017-11-21: Current listening: Mavis Staples, One True Vine: I can tell when something’s going on, And …







2017-11-06: A pleasant surprise after a looooong weekend of grading. Reading and writing: I’m easy to please.

2017-10-31: The three little Octonauts. Enjoying this Halloween—undoubtedly the last one they’ll choose …

2017-10-31: The three little Octonauts.

2017-10-28: Lanchester on Scott, Suzman, & Civilization More John Lanchester: his latest, a review (with wonderful cover image) of James C. Scott and James …

2017-10-27: October in Minnesota.

2017-10-22: I love these three brave explorers.

2017-10-19: This girl takes her sleep very seriously. #hermothersdaughter

2017-10-17: New arrival!

2017-10-16: On wrath, contemptuous smugness, and slower thinking: Alan Jacobs interviewed by Emma Green for the …

2017-10-15: Beautiful mist on the lake this morning.

2017-10-15: Big leaf pile, beautiful day

2017-09-15: The wonderful Andrew O’Hagen on literature vs. “the dark babble of social media.”

2017-09-01: The London Review of Books has a new podcast up, on Auden. It’s excellent. Supplement with …

2017-08-17: Current listening: two albums from London’s jazz scene: Nubya Garcia’s Nubya’s …

2017-08-13: If forced to pick the greatest song of all time, I might choose “I Want You Back”. That …

2017-08-12: Turns out things are pretty much the same, except wetter, and Siri works better.

2017-08-11: Captain Abemerica. Saving the world, and stopping to smell all the flowers.

2017-08-09: So glad to be present at a very full @AnselmHouseUMN for a talk by Dan Siedell on modern art.

2017-08-07: Current listening: Tyshawn Sorey’s Verisimilitude, a beguiling fusion of jazz & classical …





2017-08-04: “You are the Product.” John Lanchester, brilliant as always, in the London Review on why …

2017-08-03: D is for dreary.

2017-07-26: Stunning: “The Majestic Marble Quarries of Northern Italy”, h/t Prufrock News.


2017-07-23: Sandbar, with canoe. Cross Lake, MN.

2017-07-21: “The Economics of the Protestant Reformation”. (I love when academic research like this …

2017-07-19: Current listening: “Lazarus”, from Bowie’s late, great Blackstar.

2017-07-19: Current listening: Matthew Shipp, I’ve Been to Many Places. I especially like his version of …

2017-07-18: Success! Finished uploading old WP posts to my new Jekyll-based site. Next adventure: a custom …

2017-07-18: J.M. Coetzee’s early poetry was written in binary, hex, & FORTRAN, anticipating the …

2017-07-17: On my commutes, I’ve been listening to Tony Judt’s Postwar. It’s a remarkable …

2017-07-16: Digging moss with Nana.

2017-07-16: Current listening: my local symphony orchestra’s recordings of Beethoven’s symphonies.

2017-07-15: Two of the great moral philosophers of recent history are Bernard Williams and Alaisdair MacIntyre. …

2017-07-15: Joshua Cohen is the guest on this week’s episode of Bookworm, discussing his new novel, Moving …

2017-07-15: Spending a big chunk of the afternoon trying to set up my personal site and microblog with Jekyll …

2017-07-14: Polos. Bed head. Ready for their first day of business school.

2017-06-28: This post, on the rift between the White House & the State Department on Qatar, confirms that …

2017-06-27: Current listening: Sun Ra, Monorails and Satellites, vol. 1. Inspired by the remarkable NYT Magazine …

2017-06-20: Current listening: Jobim’s Stone Flower, a melancholy masterpiece of the late Jobim.

2017-06-19: Current listening: Max Richter, from Sleep. Beautiful music, composed about, and for, sleep.

2017-06-17: These two rascals let themselves out of their beds, and their bedroom, this morning at 6:25. …

2017-06-15: Tyler Cowen’s interview with Jill Lepore is, like all his conversations, fascinating and …

2017-06-01: Lucky enough to catch the second set of the Chris Potter Quartet at the Dakota last night. …

2017-05-24: If you are in the habit of kissing your kids’ owies to help them feel better, you better also …

2017-05-18: Abraham #bossinrainboots

2017-05-15: At last… sprinkler season.

2017-05-12: Bravest explorers.

2017-04-14: Wandering and river-watching on a dreary Good Friday.

2017-02-21: Fire sunset #nofilter

2017-02-19: More birthday festivities: morning at the zoo. Sam was rapt—he could have watched the giraffes for …

2017-02-18: Two years old today… Their day included ¾ grandparents, a singing Elmo birthday card …

2017-02-11: #theboys

2017-02-04: The road less traveled.

2017-01-05: Commiseration & consolation for Minneapolis in winter.

2017-01-02: Observing New Year’s Day at the Conservatory. (And zoo.)

2016-12-11: The boys, loving Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (a gift to their big sister on the day of their birth, from …


2016-11-12: Found my favorite bar in NYC.

2016-11-05: The most beautiful morning for a walk.


2016-10-23: #BWCA #latergram #nofilter

2016-10-15: Mission accomplished. #tcbookfestival

2016-10-13: Clifford Day!

2016-10-13: Home.


2016-09-07: The giant playground wasn’t quite exciting enough.

2016-09-06: Puddles.


2016-08-20: Morning at the zoo!

2016-07-16: A beautiful night for soccer.

2016-07-15: ¡Feliz cumplé, Carmen, y adios, arepa!

2016-07-13: Climbing trees at the Farmers Market.

2016-07-11: Abe is just shocked that the gorilla is letting the elephant loose on the world.


2016-06-29: #ReadingTime

2016-06-22: The boys love their chocolate banana dessert.

2016-06-18: We’ve found heaven on earth for the kids.

2016-06-12: First visit to @functionbrewing! Delighted to finally be here, several years after it opened! cc …

2016-06-11: BFFs. Cc @joelniese @meaganniese @kdkaul

2016-06-09: Road trip!

2016-05-17: Calm.

2016-05-16: The boys are serious about their graham crackers. #latergram


2016-04-29: Belated birthday celebration. Lil was pretty excited about singing—and the boys were just concerned …

2016-04-09: Dinner with friends … Lots of friends.


2016-03-26: Easter egg hunt! Lil just ran around, a little too terrified of the other kids to pick up any eggs.

2016-03-22: Waiting for the bus.

2016-03-12: Beautiful day for a @hellopizza_mn picnic!

2016-03-11: Spring! At last! The boys, it turns out, are pretty interested in this thing we call the outdoors.

2016-03-06: Spent a lot of time today photographing trees. #treesofinstagram


2016-03-05: Long walk, blue sky, lake country.

2016-03-03: Painting time!

2016-02-28: Well, two out of three enjoyed the walk this afternoon. Abe, however, was a bit cranky.


2016-02-24: Window shopping. (One of the dishes at this place is awesomely named “The Prime Rib of Miss …



2016-02-21: Many of Osip Mandelstam’s own poems only exist today because they were memorized by his wife …

2016-02-18: Happy birthday, Abe & Sam!

2016-02-16: Giant snow octopus. Only in New Brighton.

2016-02-13: Breakfast for the boys: all of grandpa’s eggs.

2016-02-10: Sunrise, New Brighton style

2016-02-09: Robot!


2016-01-31: Sammy: so happy; so confused by glass.

2016-01-23: Birthday!!! Thanks for the great par-tay @monnytam @fargofd @deborahkaul @andrewkaul @ryanleedawes …

2016-01-20: Thanks for the Amazon gift card, @monnytam & @fargofd – it was put to good use. 📕📗📘📙

2016-01-05: Time for a quick early morning snooze.

2016-01-04: Sick day with Nana D.

2016-01-03: Malingering.

2015-12-28: Snow + Angel

2015-12-27: Weekend project with Pa Kaul, finished!

2015-12-25: Christmas with the Kauls.

2015-12-20: #TreesofSilverwood

2015-12-20: #TreesofSilverwood

2015-12-20: Evening walk with the boys.

2015-12-05: I’ve seen a lot in these last nine months. But nothing quite so gag-inducing as what the boys …

2015-12-02: Sammy, really excited for bedtime.

2015-11-30: The office today.

2015-11-28: Fun day with Auntie @kristacostin, Grandpa @fargofd, @monnytam, @ryanleedawes, and @karincostin!

2015-11-23: Cozy moment this morning.

2015-11-14: Sammy, pretty proud after pulling himself up for the first time.

2015-11-03: Evening walk #nohatsnocoatsnovember

2015-11-02: Someone’s kids haven’t quite adjusted to daylight savings yet. On the plus side, …

2015-10-31: Lil, worried she would scare people because she looked so much like a real lion, decided to reassure …

2015-10-29: I’d describe her style as Van Gogh with a bit of Turner.

2015-10-24: Morning menu planning.

2015-10-19: Lil exploring the lake with Nana D.

2015-10-17: Successful day at the #twincitiesbookfestival

2015-10-15: Someone started crawling today! Evidence captured by auntie @karincostin

2015-10-10: Apple picking, pumpkin patching, and CHICKENS!


2015-10-07: Full boys = happy boys.

2015-09-21: Morning play time.

2015-08-21: Rise and shine!

2015-08-17: #freshhoney

2015-08-17: Another early morning–the boys didn’t want to miss the loons. Instead, they woke the …

2015-08-15: First morning at the lake. It’s an early one.

2015-07-29: #bedhead

2015-07-22: New chalk is all meticulously lined up. Thanks @kristinvarella!

2015-07-20: Fun at @monnytam’s cc @fargofd

2015-07-03: Sam & Grandpa

2015-07-03: Abe & Nana D


2015-06-15: Well, at least one of them thinks I’m funny.

2015-05-25: karincostin #twinspics

2015-05-24: MiniMessi

2015-05-23: At least one of them’s in a good mood today!

2015-05-21: The boys are 3 months. That means soon I won’t be able to put them on the kitchen table …

2015-05-02: Jason Moran + Robert Glasper, at the Walker. Absolutely amazing.

2015-04-18: Happy birthday, boys!

2015-04-16: Beautiful day on campus.

2015-04-15: Thanks for the visit, @kristinvarella! (Also, Lilli’s pretty pumped about her sweet new …

2015-04-11: Weekend with the nephew. He’s the smiliest kid ever.

2015-04-10: #twins



2015-03-19: Lil loving her new bicycle. Thanks @karincostin for the sweeeeet helmet!

2015-03-14: After taking care of the boys all night, the grandparents still seem to love them.

2015-03-04: Two weeks old.


2015-02-26: Sleeping in on a Friday.

2015-02-22: Abraham Andrew and Samuel Ryan, soaking up some sun at 4 days old. Enjoy it while it lasts, boys.

2015-02-14: Party time, with pickle.

2015-02-02: Surprise spaghetti night with “nampa Kim”!

2015-01-03: Mesmerized by hopping animals. #Walker75

2014-12-30: Nightly reading to Curious George in the laundry basket.

2014-12-26: Christmas reading with uncle @andrewkaul and auntie @baileekaul h/t on Once Upon an Alphabet: …

2014-12-20: Costin Christmas

2014-12-09: Beautiful morning. #latergram

2014-12-08: The moment I’ve been waiting for. #windinthewillows

2014-11-10: Snow snow snow!

2014-10-31: Halloween!


2014-10-13: I love you most of all, my darling, When autumn leaves start to fall.

2014-10-11: Afternoon at the lake. #latergram

2014-10-05: Piano with grandpa

2014-09-27: In a corn hole world, horseshoes doesn’t stand a chance.

2014-09-26: A moment with Schiller on my ride into work this morning.

2014-09-14: Blankets! With uncle @andrewkaul

2014-09-07: Scoping out the lake.

2014-08-30: Costin family photo day @karincostin @kristacostin @ryanleedawes @fargofd

2014-08-30: Somebody smudged the mirror @askovfinlayson… @andrewkaul

2014-08-27: Beautiful walk with the little one around the lake tonight.

2014-08-23: Probably should have emptied the pool after it rained…

2014-08-22: Her father’s daughter.

2014-07-17: Still Lil with flowers.

2014-06-22: #ComoPark


2014-06-11: Smelling the summer flowers

2014-05-20: The scratcher! With @ryanleedawes, @fargofd, @andrewkaul, @baileekaul

2014-04-17: HI! Lilli’s new favorite word.

2014-02-26: Like father, like daughter.

2014-01-15: Someone really enjoyed her dinner this evening.

2014-01-04: A page straight out of @kristinvarella’s cookbook!

2013-12-28: This game is dum.


2013-12-25: Great gift, @kristacostin!

2013-12-25: Opening her first Christmas gift with aunt @karincostin (#book)

2013-12-24: On a one-day drive across both Montana and North Dakota, everyone needs to pitch in! #latergram

2013-12-20: First day of Christmas skiing.

2013-11-04: Morning walk to work.

2013-10-24: Sleeping in.


2013-10-10: Vancouver. I could get used to this place.

2013-09-25: Naptime

2013-09-25: Playtime



2013-09-12: Trying to start crawling and standing on the same day.

2013-09-07: Napping at daycare

2013-09-05: #onlyinbloomington

2013-09-02: Labor Day picnic at Bryan Park


2013-08-24: Air balloons, / the summer evening: / both quickly gone

2013-08-17: The fried butter put Lilli straight to sleep. #INstatefair


2013-08-13: Wild times with buddy Billy!

2013-08-13: Still life with soccer ball, cook books, and baby.

2013-08-11: Lazy Sunday afternoon

2013-08-10: I love the new toy, it’s delicious! Thanks aunt @karincostin!

2013-08-02: Sitting is so much fun!!!!!

2013-07-30: Sourdough. Heirloom tomato. Bacon. Cheddar. Avacado. #masterchef

2013-07-27: Applesauce!!!!

2013-07-20: #indy #pipeorganbuilders?

2013-07-20: #indy

2013-07-19: Smile time with gramps.

2013-07-19: Trying so hard to crawl.

2013-07-15: Dancing with gramps! So much fun!


2013-07-12: New jumper!

2013-07-11: First bites of food! Everybody’s favorite: oat cereal.

2013-07-02: Reading time.

2013-06-30: The next Messi.



2013-06-20: Swing + foot = contemplation

2013-06-18: Bath time!

2013-06-16: “My dad totally rocks!” ~Lil’s onesie


2013-06-15: Someone’s looking forward to lunch.

2013-06-13: Somebody learned how to roll over today!


2013-06-08: Life is good.

2013-06-08: Alley view of the Bloomington square.

2013-06-08: Farmers’ Market


2013-06-08: Standing is so much fun.


2013-06-05: Bed time.

2013-06-04: Hummingbird!

2013-05-31: Serious Liffrig discussion, post-wedding. #kaulwedding

2013-05-31: With the lovely couple #kaulwedding

2013-05-31: Oh boy. #kaulwedding

2013-05-31: Wedding dance whaaaa??? #kaulwedding

2013-05-31: Wedding dance whaaaa??? #kaulwedding

2013-05-31: Pre-wedding bath!

2013-05-30: karincostin no kidding!


2013-05-29: With Grandpa Arlen

2013-05-22: Catnap.



2013-05-04: Today, suddenly, toys are fascinating.

2013-05-02: Go, dog. Go!

2013-04-28: Now naptime.




2013-04-28: Playtime!

2013-04-27: #30thbday @kristinvarella

2013-04-27: #30thbday

2013-04-27: #30thbday

2013-04-27: Sleeping in.

2013-04-13: Lilli’s first trip to the east coast… And mine! #providence NYC is next, @jnetsamyn!

2013-04-12: “My carseat is awesome!!!!”

2013-04-06: Reading time with pa.


2013-04-03: Time for a walk with ma!

2013-04-02: Inaugurated into the classic Gpa Kent evening snooze tradition. With @fargofd

2013-03-31: andrewkaul feeding Lil


2013-03-31: With @ryanleedawes, @kristacostin, @andrewkaul, Gma Tammy & Gpa @fargofd. And taken by …

2013-03-31: With @meaganniese and @hendersweet

2013-03-31: With @andrewkaul, @ryanleedawes, and @kristacostin

2013-03-31: Lilli’s Easter Sunday baptism!

2013-03-30: Time for breakfast!

2013-03-29: Suspicious of uncle @andrewkaul

2013-03-29: Meeting uncle @andrewkaul

2013-03-29: Ready to meet uncle @andrewkaul!

2013-03-26: Two months!

2013-03-21: Right after the big grin, of course!

2013-03-17: Lovin’ life!

2013-03-17: Loving’ the bath!

2013-03-15: Boss dad

2013-03-12: Someone got a sexy new haircut! Ye-yeah!

2013-03-12: Quiet Lilli

2013-03-04: Lilli in Grandma’s cocoon. So cozy.


2013-02-25: Snoozing in the laundry pile.

2013-02-23: 4 weeks today!

2013-02-17: Chillin’ in the chair.

2013-02-16: ryanleedawes has new buttons!


2013-02-16: Reaching for the stars with aunt @kristacostin.

2013-02-16: Everyone’s favorite sleeping position: arm suspended mid-air.

2013-02-16: Nap time, again. Lazy kid.

2013-02-16: Three weeks old. And loved by auntie @karincostin! (And her other aunties too!)

2013-02-12: Meeting Grandpa!

2013-02-12: “Grandma loves me”


2013-02-11: Tammy’s birthday!


2013-02-09: Sunroom


2013-02-07: With my girls.

2013-02-07: She’s already got attitude.

2013-02-05: Pizza with the reles!


2013-02-03: SuperBowl par-tay!

2013-02-03: Flannel fort.

2013-02-03: With Aunt @kristacostin.

2013-02-03: Sunday best.

2013-02-03: Squirmy.

2013-02-03: Nap time.

2013-02-03: Sunday morning laziness.

2013-02-02: Friends. Amazing.

2013-02-02: Happiest mama on the block.

2013-02-01: Cozy Moby

2013-02-01: Chillin’ to Bill Evans with dad, for whom side-lying is an incredible revelation.



2013-01-30: With aunt @kristacostin for some amazing lunch from @kristinvarella

2013-01-30: USA-Canada last night. Lilli’s first soccer match put us both to sleep. Her more quickly than …

2013-01-30: Home from my doctors appointment and doing well!

2013-01-30: Home sweet home (2:45 am version, w/tornado warning & no sleep)

2013-01-29: Home sweet home

2013-01-29: Kristin

2013-01-29: First car ride



2013-01-29: The happy family



2013-01-29: This one’s for you, Aunt Ems #riskyflash


2013-01-29: Sleeping beauties

2013-01-29: Death grip on the finger


2013-01-28: With the old man