Thirteen Years and 364 days Ago…

Taken at about 10pm on March 12, 2001. Betsy’s daughters had written his name all over Papa’s hand, for reasons unknown. He let them, because he was always a boss like that.

…I was nearly 5 days overdue with my first child. I had had a really easy pregnancy– never sick, never tired. […]


    My Kids’ Outfits: The Struggle Continues.

    Weirdly, I could see either one of the girls wearing this.

    You know how, in our house, I somehow cannot get a handle on my girls’ outfits? This is an ongoing problem.

    Early this morning, I drove Tuesday carpool, noticing the cute and sporty outfit on Gabby’s friend M. Gabby was wearing her hair in […]


      Irish Dance Time…

      Do you ever get tired of reading about Gabby’s dancing? If so, then I apologize (I guess. I mean, I’m not holding a gun to your head). I never get tired of watching her, and we had a great weekend doing just that.

      But man, Irish dance is a time-consuming situation. We quite literally […]


        Friday Bullet Blog

        Since the Winterpocalypse of 2015 is now over (and since I abandoned my former gym, because it moved to a new location and the layout is terrible), I am absolutely dying to get outside and run. So Dave– because, as my friend Jimmy was kind enough to point out, he is the best husband […]


          Honest Criticism

          My sentiments exactly.

          I took Cam and his friend to see a show last night. I designed lights for this show, so after we dropped off his friend, I said to Cam, “What was the best part of the show?” –Fully expecting him to pull the obvious suck-up move and tell me how […]


            Gratitude Tuesday

            Sort of like Taco Tuesday, only with fewer tacos.

            Gabby is still reading the seemingly-endless Warrior Cats books, and she frequently stops reading to tell me something about the plotline. I can never follow which cats are which– they all seem to have the same damn name, Shadowpelt or Fireclaw or whatever– and I […]


              Thursday Bullet Blog

              In case you’re wondering: I’m still obsessed with my Fitbit. You probably shouldn’t become my Fitbit friend, because I will totally beat you on a daily basis and I will be super obnoxious about it. Just a general note: a couple of times recently I have heard a woman say, “Other women don’t really […]


                Dad, Cammy, and the Snake

                Remember those days when your kid couldn’t figure out how to smile on cue? 

                Cam, as you know, loved going to the garage and working with his Papa. Once, when he was about five, he and Dave spent a Saturday morning at the garage with Dad. It must have been a rather light-duty […]


                  Guardian Angels

                  A few years ago, my brother Mikey somehow talked a smart and gorgeous blonde into marrying him. Now he’s won the lottery a second time, because their beautiful daughter was born yesterday. She came on her own time and on her own terms. She has long fingers and chubby cheeks. Most amazingly, she has […]


                    You Probably Don’t Want to See This Chart.

                    With the exception of the year when we were living in the city and I accidentally dumped Cameron’s entire trick-or-treat haul into the wet gutter, we wind up with ridiculous amounts of Halloween candy each year. And then my willpower ebbs slowly away as I face legions of Snickers and Kit Kats in […]


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