Ooooohhhhweeeee what a few weeks we’ve hard around here. All good things, though! Lots of softball, a bachelorette party for one of my dearest friends, and we celebrated little Harper’s first birthday. Mike and I also have something fun to announce: we have another book coming out! A Whole Lotta Knock-Knock Jokes: Squeaky Clean Family Fun will be released on November 26th, but is available for pre-order now on Amazon. Yes, Mike actually agreed to write another book with me! We spent several weeks creating and collecting jokes and riddles and testing them on our family and friends. I also learned something very important about myself: I was born to write knock-knock jokes. I had so much fun coming up with new puns. Annie even came up with a few jokes that made it in the book! Punning runs in the family.

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Latest Finds

~With the promises of multiple power-outages in our future, I went about making some preparations. In talking with some of my local friends, we all realized that we needed to get a non-electric landline telephone. After going to two stores and being told “we don’t carry those,” I ordered one off Amazon. It gives me one less thing to worry about in the event we’re hit with any days-long blackouts.
~I know this is supposed to be for a cat, but I’m pretty confident it would entertain both of my children for hours LOL.
~This furry blanket is my new go-to birthday gift for Annie’s friends. There’s a color for everyone!

Happy Sunday, everyone!