10 Sep, 2014
Two large Maple trees in our backyard got a "hair cut" this week. Much improved!
7 Sep, 2014
Labor Day weekend of 2013 proved to be a pivotal weekend for the Melchior family. I had traveled to OH with Holly while Mike remained in MD to care for the pets and work his temporary night job. Mike had been out of work with very few leads for a year. With a brand new baby and only one income we were beginning to feel desperate. It was on Labor Day weekend last year that we got the lead for Mike's present job.

Last year during my visit I went to a food truck round up with Holly, my dad, and my brother's family. This year Mike joined and we got to go as our little family. It was nice for me to come back to the event a year later with life looking a little sunnier.

Even though it may not look it, Holly is giggling and happy about being upside-down!
1 Aug, 2014
It is the end of an era. The Vibe-rator is gone. After 11 years and more than 176,000 miles we have parted ways. I traded her in on Monday. Now 5 days later the sadness of departure is hitting me more. Its just a car ... right?

And filling her shoes is a 2012 Subaru Outback! With just a bit more length, width, and height, the green car will better accommodate our growing needs. Moving on up!