Desert Tripping

We are wrapping up a MUCH needed vacation to Palm Desert to visit my aunt and uncle. Mike and I have both been working like crazy, so our annual Fourth of July trip to the desert was perfectly timed. I stayed off the grid (as much as possible, because I still had deadlines), and ate,…

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A Mother Of A Few Weeks

Life has been kicking my ass over the last two weeks.¬†After being on a zillion antibiotics for a zillion different infections, I started getting sick to my stomach. Like…I was so nauseated I busted out some stashed pregnancy tests, because why else would I be so sick? Luckily for me, I am NOT pregnant. After…

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Spring In My Step

Spring break is officially over, with Annie begrudgingly going back to school this morning (James goes back tomorrow). For the first time in years, I actually emerged from the week rested. Usually I’m longing for a vacation from my vacation! I actually got a lot of sleep, and despite having a chest cold for the…

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A Holly Jolly Christmas

Happy New Year, everyone! It’s hard to believe we’re already three days into 2017. I also can’t believe that winter break is over. Annabel is back at school today, and Mike is back at work. James still has one more week off but for the most part, it’s back to life as usual. We had…

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Firecrackers

After¬†our trip to Palm Desert for the 4th of July last year, Annabel asked if we could, “make this our new tradition.” Fine by us! This year, my parents also joined us at my Aunt Terry and Uncle John’s house. It was great to have most of the fam there. Unsurprisingly, we all fought over…

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