The words. The music. Instantly, they take me back to that moment. That moment sitting in the front pew surrounded by flowers and faces, hundreds of faces to which i failed to make eye contact. I sat there, seven months pregnant, in a black dress and purple shoes, gripping the hand of my husband. My … More Where are you running?
After the incredibly wet summer we’ve had “Raindrops on roses” did not make my list of favorite things! Rather, here are a few things I am totally digging right now: Big Brother 16. Are you watching? BB is the one show my husband and I must watch! We are totally #TeamDerrick. But #Dadgum Caleb is hilarious. The … More A few of my favorite things; Fall 2014
“What year is it?” was always the question I would get when I asked you how old you were. The year is 2014. Today you would be celebrating your 63rd birthday. I’m sure you’re getting a kick out of all of us living under one roof again. While they have yet to admit it, Mom … More Happy Heavenly Birthday, Dad
Like most girls today, my daughter can flawlessly sing Frozen’s “Let it Go!” My daughter is 18 months old. She loves that song, and “Twinkle Twinkle” is her new favorite. My Little Ladybug, as I like to call her, sings all day long. I love that about her. I love the joy and innocence that … More The Quirks I Love In My Daughter
To all the teachers, this post is for you. In fact, I have sat here with my fingers motionless on the keypad stuck in writers block because I want to make this perfect for you. I want to tell you, “Thank you!” Or wish you, “Good luck!” Or I even thought of “You are a difference … More Teachers, Please Keep Jumping
Have you ever heard of anyone having a bad vacation in Hawaii? Last night my mom told me one of the worst vacation stories ever. A woman she had met went on a two week vacation there. A day into her family’s Hawaii vacay they received a phone call that her father-in-law had died. Then it … More Wish to Grow Old
I love birthdays. I especially love MY birthday. Being spoiled and pampered is fun, and quite frankly, I enjoy any attention I can get! Yesterday, I turned 31. Birthdays as a mom, at least for me, turn out a little different than the pampering I envision:
One of my favorite sightings on our last family vacation to Disney World was an elderly couple on scooters. At first, I just heard them. Or should I say, I heard her. Beep! Beep! “Over here!” “To the left!” “Hurry up!” Then I saw them, barely. The Mr. and Mrs. were scooting pretty fast. The … More Marriage Is Proudly Sporting Mickey Ears
“Mommy, you’re just a kid mom!” This is what I hear from the mouth of my sweet and introverted, Moo, who is strapped in his carseat in the rear of the van. “You’re just a kid mom. Dads and Grandmas work, but you are just a mom.” Just a mom. In his little four-year-old reality, … More Just A Mom!
Or should I say, It’s Hard To Be A GOOD Dad. We as moms get a lot of credit. When at the grocery store with all three of my kids, an elderly man or woman will often stare, smile, and say, “Good job, Mom!” At the doctor’s office with all my kids in the room, the … More It’s Hard To Be A Dad.