Down By The San Francisco Bay

We have returned from our four-day trip visiting Mike’s family. Over the last few years we’ve only been able to visit them at Thanksgiving, but over this past weekend all of our work schedules aligned to let us go up to them (his parents usually come to us). It was a really great trip but man…the…

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Surfing Sunday 7.27

We Spohrs are heading back to our house after spending several days with Mike’s family. The kids have had an absolutely amazing time with their grandparents, getting tons of affection and conversation and, of course, the kind of treats only grandparents can provide. We’re hitting the road soon and I have a feeling both kids…

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Flashback Friday: First Songs

Yesterday we drove up to Northern California to spend a few days with Mike’s family. Annie loves playing on Mike’s mom’s gorgeous piano, and for the last week she’s been talking non-stop about how she planned on writing a bunch of songs this weekend. “I’m going to be just like Taylor Swift, Mommy.” All of her…

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Ain’t It A Shame

Last week Mike wrote a post on BuzzFeed about parents who discipline their children by publicly shaming them. If you’re unfamiliar with this trend, it’s where parents do things like make their misbehaving child stand on a street corner while holding up a sign that says what the child did wrong, and they post a picture…

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DIY Ring Pin Cushion

Today is my grandmother’s birthday, she would have been ninety years old. My gramma, as I’ve mentioned in the past, was very talented with a needle and thread. She was a big quilter, and she was always willing to drop what she was working on to help me hem my pants (she said every petite…

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