Erik and I went to a wedding reception this evening and then to the grocery store. At checkout Erik held the credit machine stylus at the very end with the tips of his fingers to sign for the transaction. “What’s with that?” I laughed at his messy signature.

“I heard on NPR(many of his conversations start like that) that you should always carry your own pen with you because public pens are covered with germs. So whenever I pick up one of these stylus things I just imagine all the germs crawling on them.”

Wow, I forget to even worry about things like that. I’m lucky enough to rarely get sick, while Erik, whose appearance is the epitome of strength, catches every stray illness.

But sure enough, before we arrived home Erik was coughing, scrambling for a kleenex and complaining about his sore throat. He’s been out of town all week and is certainly a victim of an evil credit card stylus somewhere in Wisconsin.

Mary today:

January 12, 2008
January 14, 2008



  1. Ashli S.

    January 13, 2008

    Mary told us that you went and took pics today…. wish we could have been there! She looks absolutley adorable!!!!

  2. Kevin

    January 14, 2008

    Wow-Wow-Wow. Those pictures are so perfect. What setting are you using? RAW? Normal?

    Michelle, I definately need to back Eric up on the germ-a-phobe disease. My Dad, Ryan and myself all suffer from this suffocating phobia. It is quite the spectacle to see our family exit a public restroom 🙂 Kev

  3. Jan Russell

    January 14, 2008

    She is gorgeous in that dress – just GORGEOUS!!!

  4. Bonnie

    March 26, 2008

    That dress on Mary makes her look so GORGEOUS!!! Well, she always is, but you know what I mean!

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