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 […]


                I blame the shoes.

                Don’t be fooled: it looks all neat and pretty, but the feet inside these shoes are nightmares.

                Last night I was innocently doing a little repair job on Gabby’s Irish dance buckles. Sitting at the kitchen table, feet up on another chair, hurting no one.

                Let’s back up: we all know that I’m […]


                  Cam’s Dad, the Coach.

                  I know I’ve told you that Dave was drafted to be one of the coaches on Cam’s lacrosse team. I don’t know if I’ve told you how amazing he was? Dave was originally slated to be the assistant coach. Shakeups in the league meant that our head coach spent most of his time handling […]


                    Amusement Park Craziness

                    We took the kids to an amusement park yesterday. I looked at the weather and said, “Slight chance of scattered rain, no big.” Then we spent about thirty minutes chilling under a canopy, while a furious thunderstorm swept through:

                    Don’t be fooled by these smiles. There was actual hail coming down fifteen feet […]


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