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Surfing Sunday 05.26

Happy Memorial Weekend! The softball league that Annie plays for hosts a large tournament every year, so I’ve been living at the softball fields since Friday – in fact, I’m writing this AT the fields (yay for hotspots). It’s fun to help put on a tournament that hosts over 80 teams, but it’s (unsurprisingly) a…

Surfing Sunday 05.19

I hope you all had a lovely Mother’s Day. Mike and the kids woke me up with lovely gifts, treated me to a delicious brunch, and LET ME TAKE A NAP. It was everything I hoped it would be. This weekend was supposed to be filled with softball (and yesterday was), but today’s games were…

Surfing Sunday 05.05

May is the beginning of our “season of insanity,” where we have something going on just about every day from now until mid-July. Between softball, baseball, end of the school year events, and birthdays, we are jammed. Oh man and I *literally* just remembered it’s Teacher Appreciation Week starting tomorrow, which means I have two…

Surfing Sunday 04.28

The rec season for softball officially ended yesterday. While my team didn’t make it to the championship game, we had a winning record, so I was happy. The girls on my team were so great, just a wonderful, sweet group of girls who all got along well and had NO DRAMA! If you know second…

Surfing Sunday 04.21

Happy Easter and Passover to those who celebrate! My feelings around Easter are always complicated because of the timing of Maddie’s death, but it helps that her brother and sister LOVE the day and all the activities that surround it. It also helps that I’ll get to spend time with my cousin’s squishy six-month-old, who…

Surfing Sunday 04.14

Last Sunday sucked. I still can’t put into words how it feels to know Maddie has been gone for ten years. It’s hard to fathom that I haven’t hugged her, kissed her, or heard her voice in ten years. All of the “what ifs” and questions that I don’t usually allow myself to linger on…

Surfing Sunday 03.31

I’ve received a lot of messages lately as the anniversary of Maddie’s death gets closer. First, it really means so much to me that so many people a) remember and b) reach out. Next Sunday will be ten years since she died, which is obviously a crappy milestone. I’ve been trying my¬†usual technique of keeping…

Surfing Sunday 03.17

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Sean the Leprechaun came to our house last night and brought shoes and candy for Annie and James. I don’t know how much longer Annie is going to believe in all of this stuff, but she was thrilled this morning when she discovered her treats. James immediately put on his new…

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