Monthly Archives: April 2017

Lily’s first time on a major roller coaster — The Joker at Six Flags Great Adventure

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Sometimes Lily forgets how to eat a donut

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The Ipes are gardening again

We gardened in 2015, took a break in 2016, and now we are gonna try our hand at gardening again in 2017! We wanted to keep our garden-related shopping at Home Depot cheap (seeds and weed-blocking tarp), but we didn’t walk … Continue reading

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Steak with chimichurri sauce

We didn’t have skirt steak to make it authentic, but we made NY strip steaks with homemade Chimichurri sauce, fried plantains, and grilled carrots.

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My 41st birthday weekend

This year I wanted to keep my birthday pretty low-key. No big parties. No dressing up.  No big fancy dinners. No polite debating whether the 40-year-olds should go to a club, and see who drops out before we get to the … Continue reading

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Sometimes it’s hard to get work done around here

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Spring time in Zuccotti Park

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Happy Easter!

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Spring Break in Baltimore

The kids had Spring Break for the week of March 9th, as did Namita’s niece Sophia. Namita decided (and I agreed to come along!) to drive down to Baltimore for a few days, stay over a few days, and let … Continue reading

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Joel’s review of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015)

I was a little surprised to learn Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation came out two years ago. Wow, really? It’s taken me two years to get around to watch this movie? Color me surprisingly busy to think about stuff like … Continue reading

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