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Tomorrow is the first day back to school. Last night I was talking to Husband about how I will once again make the shift from the title of “mom” to that of “Mrs. M…” as I step back into the … Continue reading
The Dead Bird by Margaret Wise Brown started it. I had not read the book, a library book picked out by Carter with many others on our last trip to the library. I walked into the living room and saw … Continue reading
Ten days without kids. Oh yes, this happened. Our vacation started off as a family vacation. We flew up to my hometown to spend time with my mom. It was a whirlwind tour of Washington and some the places and … Continue reading
While cleaning out Carter’s school backpack to make it usable as a carry-on bag for our trip to Washington, I came upon this: In case you need a translation: I passed a note Lol – cute, maybe cat, face. I … Continue reading
So I have a weight problem. Although in the grand scheme of things, gaining 5 pounds may not seem like much of a problem at all, it makes me cringe and try on fifteen outfits before settling on one that … Continue reading
Some people display pretty rocks and shells in a cute dish in their bathroom. We are not some people. We are someday people. These rocks and shells were lovingly collected and put in a Ziploc bag by the boys the … Continue reading
I think it would be safe to say that on the third of July, we were in the very small minority of people living in Phoenix, AZ, to have a backyard fire. On purpose. The sun was still out, the … Continue reading
Husband left this afternoon on a business trip. It is not long, less than a week, but it is unusual and the boys and I feel its strangeness. He had been gone perhaps an hour. The boys and I finished … Continue reading
Like a mythical beast, elusive and awe inspiring, summer has slipped into our lives. Knowing it is only here for a little while increases the desire to grab onto it, to look it square in the face and drink it … Continue reading