The advent of the school year always comes with a flurry of additional expenditures, and this we all know. Yet somehow, there comes a point in the relentless onslaught of school milk accounts and sports physical copays and extracurricular activity fees, where I simply reach saturation point. If someone just handed me a bill in […]
She is killing it today.
We were sitting down to eat dinner when Addie J’s friend came to the door. “I’ll send her over in about twenty minutes,” I promised. Then we sat down to eat; incidentally, Gabby had a contest with herself to see how much food she could fit in her mouth (almost half […]
You gotta be kidding me, little girl.
Sorry. She does. I have spent more car trips than I care to think about, with bad music blaring while the J rocks out in the back to Selena Gomez or One Direction or freaking Kesha (sorry Kesha: a dollar sign is not a letter). Yesterday, one of […]
Check out this incredibly romantic tribute by a 96-year-old widower to his beloved wife. I would have loved it no matter what– but I love it extra, because the story originates in East Peoria, Illinois. Peoria is the town of my own husband’s childhood, and it’s where that side of our family lives– so I […]
Sorry, guys. Turns out, the star of this original post did not think it was as funny as we did, and asked us to take the photos down.
GABBY: Mom, I’m dead.
JULIE: Thank goodness. What a load off my mind.
GABBY: What?! Not cool, Mom. Actually, I’m totally alive.
JULIE: Aw, MAN……
GABBY: I’m stealthy like that. Why don’t you ever play dead?
JULIE: Because if I did, I’d have to lie there and listen to you guys fight over who […]
Gabby once again ate two bites of her breakfast, then chattered excitedly about her day’s plans until it was time to leave. Also: Gabby seems to be unable to share an umbrella. It was like trying to shelter a grasshopper. I stepped outside with Cam, holding the umbrella. He sais in an overly casual […]
1. First of all, I would like to state for the record that yesterday’s Last Day of Summer schedule of trail walks, Jimmy John’s, swimming, waffle cones, and a new movie were judged “Different from our list, but just as fun” by the Gabster. Just saying.
2. …But that insane child of mine left […]
Just so that you understand what I’m working with here, this is a list brought to me by the kids, of what they would like to do on the last day before school starts:
Go out to breakfast Go to a trampolining place* Go out to lunch Go to the movies Bowling maybe? Go […]
Dad has been gone from our lives for one year, seven months, and three days. As many of you know, I have spent a lot of time working through this loss while running. Sometimes I have to run slowly, so that I can breathe through my tight throat; and other times it’s as fast as I […]