Family and Friends

The Right Stuff

As you all probably know by now, I was a pretty hardcore Debbie Gibson fan back in the 80s. Besides Debbie, I was also super into the other ladies of the 80s – The Go-Gos, The Bangles, Paula Abdul, Heart, Madonna, Whitney, Cindi, Janet…these women were my heroes. For some reason, I was never really…

Surfing Sunday 06.04

One of the fun things for me about Annie playing softball is how she lets me braid her hair in crazy ways. I know that’s a weird thing to appreciate, but she’s currently in a “I will brush my hair myself DON’T TOUCH IT” phase for every day hair styling, and y’all know how much…

The Happiest JJ On Earth

Being the older kid, Annabel has gotten to do some pretty cool things without her brother. Now that James is four, he’s finally at the age where we feel like he’ll appreciate some of the things we haven’t brought him along to in the past. Last week, I was invited to preview some new things…

The Sickest Four Year Old

My sweet, infuriating, hilarious, troublemaker James. I can’t believe you are four! You broke my heart yesterday by waking up horribly sick. Despite a cough, stomach ache, and high fever, you were still so excited it was your birthday. Your daddy surprised you with birthday donuts and I’m glad, because it was the only time…

Surfing Sunday 05.28

Work and school events (not to mention softball events) have been taking over our lives this week, and things won’t be slowing down next week, either. I am anxiously counting down the days until school gets out! I’m totally behind on signing the kids up for summer activities, although at this point I think we’re…

Dogs > Cats

Writing this one in advance again! Annabel’s first all star tournament is this weekend. Her team played two games yesterday, and they have at least one today (two if they win the first game). They finished the first round of play as the top seed from their pool! I was so incredibly proud of how…

Getting Our Book Deal

Since I announced our book last week, I’ve been asked over and over, “How’d you get a book deal?” Knowing a lot of people who’ve written books, I can say with confidence that there are a million different ways to get a book deal. Writing a book is something Mike and I have kicked around…

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