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…

< Read More >

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…

< Read More >

Life-Saving Advice

This post is sponsored by Genius 3D MAMMOGRAPHY exam. Thank you, Genius! I haven’t talked about it much, but my Aunt Lynn is a two-time breast cancer survivor. The first time she beat breast cancer, I was just a kid. My parents kept us very insulated from it at the time—all we knew was that…

< Read More >

Three Mothers

I had a really fantastic Mother’s Day! I woke up to a smiling Annabel next to my bed, saying, “Happy Mother’s Day!” She and James gave me cards and balloons, and Annabel gave me gifts she’d made for me at school, including this amazing portrait she’d drawn of me: “I love my mom because she…

< Read More >

A Western Roundup

We’re about two-thirds of the way through our annual trip to Arizona for baseball spring training. Every year I think, “This is going to be the year where I can sit by the pool and relax,” and uh, no. Traveling with small children is the exact opposite of relaxing. This isn’t to say we aren’t having…

< Read More >

Next PostsMore Posts