Friday, July 31, 2009

Ok so here's the deal. So far these are all the cards I have made, umm 22 in total? While I'm home the next couple of weekends I'll have copies of each one printed up for you to see, if you're interested in placing an order I'll definately be intrested in taking any orders. I don't know for sure the pricing on them yet but I'll have that all figured out by the time I'm home. Enjoy!

p.s. I should also add that any of the cards can also be ordered as prints of all sizes, mugs, magnets, etc.

Thursday, June 18, 2009


ok so maybe I've figured out what to do with my pictures, seeing as so many of you keep telling me that I need to do something with them. The idea came from talking to Mom the other day and her telling me how forgotten Isaac has been feeling and that basicly he needs more mail from people so I was thinking what can I do? and I thought postcards. I started looking at one of my favorite sites ( for discount postcards or notecards or any small little thing that I could send to him and as I was looking through their postcards slowly I began thinking I could do that. So I did and here are a few of what I've made so far, let me know what you think. Are they good? not so good? need a little work? alright as they are? would you buy them or do you know anyone who would maybe buy them? is it something worth persuing and investing in? Please, please let me know what you think show this post to your friends or family or anyone you think might be interested. I've only just gotten started so these are just the beginning few. Thanks!

just click on the links to bring up the pictures (my least favorite) (my favorite one)

Friday, May 29, 2009


Yes people, we have chickens. Kevin (a farmer at heart) found out back in March that an ordinance was passed allowing people to keep chickens in their backyard so naturally he jumped on that bandwagon and over Memorial Day weekend we added four new, feathered companions to the family. So meet the newest members of the Hagen/Pike family. They don't officially have names yet but I've dubbed them Estelle, Mabel, Beatrice and Rhoda but if you ask Rhys what their names are he'll tell you their names are Eegie, Ooggoo, Oplopo and Eegie, yes two Eegie's. I'm pretty sure those names are not going to stick.
from L to R,
in the back is Beatrice,
the black and white speckeled one is Estelle,
the red is Rhoda and the buff colored one is Mabel


Rhoda and Mabel

Mabel and Beatrice (so far Mabel is everyone's favorite
and nobody really likes Beatrice 'cuz she just "looks dirty")


Rhys and some of the neighbor girls checking out the chickens

Milo, he likes to run up to the coop and scare the chickens


Sylvie blowing bubbles

Rhys being crabby

"now what do we do? we're bored"

Saturday, April 18, 2009

The Beach

Yesterday was absolutely beautiful and Rhys was out of school on Spring Break, so we packed a picnic and went to the beach we were there for most of the morning and the afternoon until naptime. The kids absolutely love it there, Sylvie sat in the sand and played for nearly and hour before she got bored and there's a huge playset for Rhys to cruise around on. After lunch we went down to the water, both the kids had their rainboots but they still managed to get wet. Rhys' pants were soaked to the knees and Sylvie plunked herself down right in the middle of a little tidal pool and her whole backside was soaked and her boots were filled with water, she's such a goofy girl. I have a feeling we'll be at the beach a lot during the summer.

Sunday, April 12, 2009


(this is Philip the Bunny, I met him while I was in Germany)

Friday, March 20, 2009

Wanderings in NYC pt 2

From the library I walked down 47th St a few blocks to take a peek at Grand Central Station then I walked down 5th Ave to 59th St which is where Central Park begins. It was getting late in the day and since I was alone and walking I opted to save Central Park for another day.

the front of Grand Central Station

collection of flags in front of Grand Central

same grouping of flags just vertical

the Chrysler Building

Rockefeller Center
St. Patrick's Cathedral
there was some restoration going on
on the front so it was hard to get a good picture

I wanted to go to F.A.O Schwartz but I got there
just a little bit too late, so I settled for taking a picture
of an extra larged sized teddy through the window.
How much would you be willing to spend on this adorable little bear??

can you read the tag? it's $99.00, yup a hundred bucks
for a silly little bear
the Plaza Hotel
since the toy store was closed and I was tired I sat down for a little while and called Mom to talk to her not realizing at all that I was sitting across the street from the Plaza Hotel. Absentmindedly I snapped a few pictures not knowing what I was photographing. When I got home I was looking through my guidebooks and it hit me, I could have smacked myself for not getting a picture of the Plaza but when looking through my photos, it turns out I did manage to snap a photo of the famous hotel.

Wanderings in NYC

So I was bored last Sunday afternoon, sick of driving around Long Island and it was a pretty nice day so I decided to venture into the city for an afternoon of wanderings and picture taking. I'm going to split this post into two just because it'll make it easier to post the pictures. So here's part one, I wandered from Penn Station on 33rd St down to the New York Public Library down on, I believe its 47th St and 5th Ave. So here's just a few pictures from the Library.

Carosel in Bryant Park, right behind the library

view across the Great Lawn of Bryant Park to the backside
of the library. Clearly the lawn isn't so great right now, I'll
have to go back later when there's green grass for another picture

details on the outside

inside the main entrance

a long empty hallway

a good book
is the precious lifeblood of a
master spirit, imbalm'd and treasur'd
up on purpose to a life beyond life?
I think that's what it says
Well that's all from the library I'll put more up later from the rest of my wanderings

Saturday, March 7, 2009

A Weekend At Home

Well I was home for a weekend, well not home exactly but Isaac and Jo's is close enough to home, especially when the whole family is there. Anyhoo I went home last weekend as we all gathered together to see Isaac one more time before he had to leave. We didn't really do much, mostly just hung out around the house eating freshly baked chocolate chip cookies and enjoying each other's company.

The boys spent a lot of time with their electronics, especially Eli, I think he might be slightly addicted to that xbox.

This is how I found Dad every night. lol

Surprise! Hi, Dad.

He'd shift positions every now and then.

Mom and Jo joined Dad on the second night, while Isaac and Eli zoned out on the xbox.

Eli's curly head.

Halfway through the haircut. Eli claims this'll be the last haircut he has until Isaac comes home, so we'll see if he holds true to his word.

He got a little worried at one point

Jo and Isaac playing the Game of Life

Jo, Isaac, Me and Dad "the white guy" (lol, that's what Jo called him) on the road of Life

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Wow Two Posts in One Day!

It was another beautiful day and since Rhys has no school all week we went to the beach. Hooray! I think this is going to be the first of many trips to the beach this summer. Today we drove to Crab Meadow on the North Shore. There's lots of rocks, which Rhys definately enjoyed, he likes to throw them into the water. There's also a really nice playground set up that even Sylvie can enjoy.

Let the Adventures Begin!!

So I went to the beach yesterday and made a decision, from now and through the summer I'm going to try and go to as many state parks and beaches as I can. There are quite a few of them on the island and some even that are not on the island that I'll have to take a ferry to. Some are as close as 20 or 30 minutes away and some could take a couple hours to drive to. But it's absolutely gorgeous out here and since I haven't really got anything to do with myself on the weekends I'm going to go on some adventures. So yesterday, since I had the day off was my first adventure. I drove about 30 minutes to the South Shore of the Island to Heckscher State Park. It was a positively beautiful day, the sun was shining, the wind wasn't blowing and it was nice and warm so I spent the afternoon wandering along the shore. I need to remember to bring my rainboots next time so I can actually walk in the water rather than trying to keep my shoes dry and hopping along on the rocks. So here are a few of my favorite pictures from yesterday. Enjoy!

A really funny piece of driftwood, it reminded me of a donkey.

A piece of sea glass I found, took a picture of and pocketed to take home

there were a lot of bushes and brambles along the shore, of course everything is still brown, grey and dead I can't wait to see it again when its all green.