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 […]


              I’m Pouting.

              [Side note: when I first typed that title, autocorrect tried to change “pouting” to “poutine.” First of all, I’m not Canadian and therefore don’t eat poutine, so what the hell, autocorrect? Secondly, one time some guy, whose name I have since forgotten, spent about twenty minutes expounding to a group about his vast multicultural […]


                Addie’s Thanksgiving letter

                You know how I always say that Addie is just a ray of sunshine and love? Below is the text from the J’s school Thanksgiving project. This is the light we are fortunate enough to have in our lives. Enjoy!

                Thanksgiving is near and I have people I’m thankful for. The first person I’m […]


                  Thank you, Baby Jesus, for teenage boys and preteen girls. (Really!)

                  Cammy was out of state for his tournament this weekend. First of all, I am proud to say that the parents who accompanied the kids have been thanking us all for how well-behaved our boys are, and what fun it was to spend time with that group. Which frankly I might have inscribed on […]


                    Throwback Thursday: Cam’s Photo Record Card

                    Because we were out of town and also I can’t be trusted to remember anything, I didn’t pick up Cam’s eighth grade diploma (I know, I know. Anyway we’ve got it now, so stop with your face). The district mailed it to me along with his report card, a FERPA notification, and something which […]


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