Kids’ Room Carnival

Dave has been working hard on the kids’ bedrooms. It’s been probably 5-6 years since we did anything in their rooms, besides repaint and throw new comforters on the beds. (Side note: I let the girls choose their own wall colors last time. Gabby chose two shades of “I Have a Bad Cold” green, and […]

    Halloween Crafting Redux

    I knew you would want to see how the girls’ costumes turned out:

    Addie J, the jellyfish.

    Lishie in her Day of the Dead costume.


    I TOTALLY thought these two costumes were going to end up as the, “Nailed it!!” side of a Pinterest Fails meme. I feel like I got […]

      How Lacrosse Turned Me Into a Willing Spectator

      We spent last weekend out of town at a lacrosse tournament. Our team won their bracket, and it was amazing– I have come to believe that lacrosse is one of the most exciting sports I have ever watched. Maybe because the game moves so fast, and is big enough to cover the entire field, and […]

        Cameron Trivia

        Super rough-looking shot from last New Year’s Eve. I think we had just been outside, shooting off unexpectedly huge fireworks; we both look a little shell-shocked.

        Cam had terrible, terrible allergies as a young kid. Like, the maximum sensitivity to the allergy tests is a 6. When he was first tested, the nurse brought […]

          Cammy and the house

          My boys, on our trip to the East coast this Christmas break.

          One time, when Cam was four years old, we spent the afternoon at the beautiful, recently remodeled home of a friend who (unbeknownst to Cammy, of course) was in the midst of a great deal of marital trouble. Everyone was outside, […]

            Fifteen years ago today….

            He had already had several haircuts. SEVERAL.

            …was my due date with my first child, whose gender we did not know. I grew up with an adorable little brother (he’s still cute, fyi- and now he comes with a wife and daughter, which is a bonus), so I hoped for an adorable little boy […]

              Every morning…

              Our ladder seat, in heavy rotation last year.

              The following things happen without fail each school morning. It’s like Groundhog Day over here:

              Cam showers and then gets back in bed. I then have to wake him up, about five minutes before his bus arrives. Every morning. (I also say, “Cam, why do […]

                Us Versus Super Bowl Snacks: an Unprecedented Win

                This year, we watched the Super Bowl with friends who had an absolutely massive spread. Sliders. Sloppy joes. Chicken pot pie. Brownies. Just unbelievable amounts of food; so, quite naturally, we all ate unbelievable amounts of food.

                You know how I live in a house full of easy pukers? With the exception of Dave, […]

                  Hulk Smash: Cameron Edition

                  I picked up Cam from school today and, as he walked into the house ahead of me, I noticed that his pants– which almost touched the ground when I bought them in the fall– were now approaching his ankles. “Are you growing, again?” I said. “Come stand in the mirror with me.” And indeed, […]

                    Dad and Cam

                    Cam and Dad, doing what they loved the most: checking out cars.

                    Cam is so like my dad in so many ways: he looks so much like him of course. And– and I didn’t really put this together until after Dad died, I guess because I’m slow on the uptake– Cam gets his […]

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