20 Jul 14

Me and my favourite great Dane: the delectable @countessbecca hitting the royal grounds hard. Our current crop of dandelions, blackberries, and bamboo is swelling to mega farm proportions, and its scale is possibly exceeded only by our zoo, which primarily consists of deer that eat our blueberries, rabbits who eat our flowers, and moles who make dirt sculptures for our children to play with. We are lucky souls. Farm on. I dig this dame so much.
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#long2014 #rrnl34 #jil37 #mtnorway #love

Me and my favourite great Dane: the delectable @countessbecca hitting the royal grounds hard. Our current crop of dandelions, blackberries, and bamboo is swelling to mega farm proportions, and its scale is possibly exceeded only by our zoo, which primarily consists of deer that eat our blueberries, rabbits who eat our flowers, and moles who make dirt sculptures for our children to play with. We are lucky souls. Farm on. I dig this dame so much.
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#long2014 #rrnl34 #jil37 #mtnorway #love

mtnorway jil37 long2014 love rrnl34

I’ve gotta build one of these.
I do have to ask: adult tickets run almost $15…which seems excessive. Space Needle, I get it. But is this worth it? 
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#seattle

I’ve gotta build one of these.
I do have to ask: adult tickets run almost $15…which seems excessive. Space Needle, I get it. But is this worth it?
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#seattle

seattle

19 Jul 14

You may find this hard to believe, but I built our fire pit for under $10,000.
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#jxil04 #mtnorway #mdl07 #long2014 #smores

You may find this hard to believe, but I built our fire pit for under $10,000.
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#jxil04 #mtnorway #mdl07 #long2014 #smores

smores mtnorway mdl07 long2014 jxil04

17 Jul 14

I added a new brother last year when my sister married this guy. A lot of good things to say, but two come to mind:
1) some people are just easy to hang out with. They make it easy. They can converse about science or good old fashioned gossip, or nap, or build LEGO spaceships, or just be around. And it’s a positive energy that lets you relax and let stress find somewhere else to hang out. Like this guy.
2) on the heels of the first, this dude knows how to stand his ground, how to be loyal and true and be himself, and how not to get walked on. And when your wife has five brothers (and an equally fierce sister) then you better be able to hold your own, banter with the best, and stand tall. This guy does.
3. Our kids love him. And they have pretty good judgment.

Pretty cool. He’s philosophically opposed to Instagram, or some sort of stupid nonsense, so he’ll never see this. But if you see him on the streets of the world, give him a friendly wave. He is a good one.

NOTE: they are practicing some sort of acrobatic move here. He is, to the best of my recollection, not avoiding a hug.
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#44uncles #jxil04 #long2014

I added a new brother last year when my sister married this guy. A lot of good things to say, but two come to mind:
1) some people are just easy to hang out with. They make it easy. They can converse about science or good old fashioned gossip, or nap, or build LEGO spaceships, or just be around. And it’s a positive energy that lets you relax and let stress find somewhere else to hang out. Like this guy.
2) on the heels of the first, this dude knows how to stand his ground, how to be loyal and true and be himself, and how not to get walked on. And when your wife has five brothers (and an equally fierce sister) then you better be able to hold your own, banter with the best, and stand tall. This guy does.
3. Our kids love him. And they have pretty good judgment.

Pretty cool. He’s philosophically opposed to Instagram, or some sort of stupid nonsense, so he’ll never see this. But if you see him on the streets of the world, give him a friendly wave. He is a good one.

NOTE: they are practicing some sort of acrobatic move here. He is, to the best of my recollection, not avoiding a hug.
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#44uncles #jxil04 #long2014

44uncles long2014 jxil04

Snuggly best buds.
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#jxil04 #long2014 #alligator

Snuggly best buds.
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#jxil04 #long2014 #alligator

alligator long2014 jxil04

16 Jul 14

I love LEGO. I love how they fit together effortlessly in millions of permutations with a satisfying click and snap into place.
But I also love putting things together that are not necessarily meant to go together; to assemble materials and stories and ideas that may seem disparate and unrelated, but through the eyes of a unique vision, become something special. The concept of #juxtaposition . That is one reason we like to keep lots of odd materials and supplies on hand for making things that are not necessarily neat, obvious, or…effortless.
So yeah. This is a bridge. 
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#jxil04 #mtnorway #engineer #bridge

I love LEGO. I love how they fit together effortlessly in millions of permutations with a satisfying click and snap into place.
But I also love putting things together that are not necessarily meant to go together; to assemble materials and stories and ideas that may seem disparate and unrelated, but through the eyes of a unique vision, become something special. The concept of #juxtaposition . That is one reason we like to keep lots of odd materials and supplies on hand for making things that are not necessarily neat, obvious, or…effortless.
So yeah. This is a bridge.
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#jxil04 #mtnorway #engineer #bridge

juxtaposition mtnorway engineer bridge jxil04

Morning Joe.
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#coffee #ylabamba #wonderwoman

coffee ylabamba wonderwoman

Morning Joe.
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#ylabamba #coffee #wonderwoman

coffee ylabamba wonderwoman

15 Jul 14

Carwash Blues.
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#carwash #midlake

carwash midlake

14 Jul 14

The hardest knot to untie. Just breathe. At least as long as you can.
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#mdl07 #boaconstrictor

boaconstrictor mdl07