Three days equals 72 hours, unless an ice storm knocks out your power and then three days equals 234 hours and you have to play CLUE for every single one of them. Because, umm, Parcheesi was not happening and the batteries to Operation were, of course, dead. Every few years a bad ice storm rolls […]
What kids can’t do with a package of clay, some googly eyes and pipe cleaners. We have an entire parade of clay monsters here. The black fish creature is downright terrifying. I hope you had a Happy Halloween!
Happy Halloween! The march through another holiday season has begun with costumes and trick-or-treating! It is so good to be alive. To enjoy pumpkins and children. Costumes and candy and friends. My son Sullivan loves animals and is very imaginative. This year he wanted to be a hummingbird. I did my best, but he looked […]
Back in July, I threw a carnival birthday party for my daughter Bridgette. We rented a dunk tank and a miniature pony for the kids to paint. Bridgy loved it all, but the dunk tank would have probably been enough! I underestimated how much the kids were going to like it and the poor pony […]
This year for Bridgette’s birthday, I gave her a beautiful Soufeel charm bracelet. Unlike the stuffed animals, clothes and gadgets that will eventually end up at Goodwill, the bracelet can stay with her throughout her lifetime. It’s something she can pass down through the generations. This is important to me because family heirlooms enrich our appreciation for […]
We stole away to Southeast Oklahoma a few weeks ago to celebrate the end of school and the start of summer. All our dreams packed into both Jeeps because one isn’t big enough to carry all these hopes. Hopes for a perfect weekend. a perfect cabin, a perfect campfire. Next summer, Juliette will be packing […]
It’s a joy to share with you pictures of our daughter Bridgette’s First Communion. It was one of the best days of my life as we celebrated her receiving the wine and the bread and the gift of everlasting life. In keeping with tradition, the first grade moms at Bridgy’s school served as hostesses for the […]