I’d rather make pencils than push them. Continue reading Yearning for the simple life
At dinner this evening, Fiona made what is quite possibly the strangest request I have ever heard from a four-year-old. Continue reading Crust only, please
I always knew that it was my destiny to win a million dollars on TV. Until it wasn’t. Continue reading That time I tried out for a game show
Fiona tries gum for the first time—and we end up with a record of everyday life and conversation in our family. Continue reading Fiona has chewing gum for the first time
Colin’s coming into our family on Thursday, 2 January 2014, was a watershed moment in our lives. Here’s how it happened. Continue reading Colin’s arrival
It’s a watershed moment in this baby’s life! Watch Colin eat solid food—in this case, homemade green bean baby food—and laugh along with his facial expressions. Continue reading Colin eats solid food for the first time
On a fateful summer day, a station wagon meets its fate—and then rises from the ashes. Hey, if it’ll drive, it’ll do. Continue reading The burning of the Phoenix
Our tradition continues with the 2013 edition of our annual holiday letter. Learn about the items we were able to check off our bucket list, why we will never be bona fide New Yorkers (spoiler: it’s because we’ve actually been to the Statue of Liberty), and, if you haven’t heard already, our big news for the coming year. Continue reading Our annual holiday letter, 2013
A (mostly) true story from one day in the life of the Hibdon family.
“Right!” Susan said. “The key words here are ‘back in the sixties,’ when Johnson was president, people wore bellbottoms, you made tuna casserole, and smoking was the hip, groovy thing to do. Notice that all of those things are bad ideas.” Continue reading Folly & foolishness
I didn’t finish college. But sometimes the right path doesn’t go the way you—or others—expect. Continue reading Dustin the dropout
Our move to New York has one overarching theme: it was not just coincidence. Continue reading How we ended up here
Introducing a new section of Dialann.org where you can meet Susan, Dustin, and Fiona, the people behind this website and Dialann the magazine. Continue reading Meet our family!
After four years of marriage, we have learned that what we have in common—which is a lot—is not nearly so important as the love we share. Continue reading A first and fourth anniversary
I turned 30. Here I reflect on three things that got me to this milestone. Continue reading I’m 30. How’d I get here?
With our friends Corbrett and Kerri, who were visiting us from the Washington, D.C., area, and Alfred and Cha Cha, members of our branch who had recently joined the Church, we went to West 74th Street and Central Park West on a chilly fall morning to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade in person for the first time. Continue reading Macy’s + Thanksgiving = A must-see in our new hometown