The Graduate

So proud of you, bud.


    Graduation Day

    Somehow, this infant:

    I mean, just look at the hair. Also the “So far, I am not impressed” expression.



    Became this little boy:

    This was his Halloween costume. How irresistible is this kid?

    And then this big kid:

    At Uncle Sam’s wedding. I have cropped out Sam’s friend, a […]

      Wednesday Bullet Blog

      Over the past six days, we have:

      attended a cookout hosted a cookout had lacrosse and dance practice gone to a carnival attended Gabby’s performance AND her competition bought and planted a million more things in the yard visited my dad had kind of a big interview (that one is me) put carpet in […]

        My first teacher

        My siblings and I grew up with the great good fortune of having an awesome preschool teacher as a mother. Aside from the fact that Mom knows lots of fun, silly little songs and games– she possesses a genuine affection for small children, which is not always true of every person (or even every […]

          Hero’s Journey

          When did THIS happen?

          One of Cam’s final projects as an eighth grader is called Hero’s Journey. He was required to write about his life, his goals, include photos and items that represent important moments, and also get a letter from his parents. I wrote mine a couple of weeks ago; here’s an […]

            It never occurred to me that I would regularly visit Virginia.

            Really. If you asked me where I thought I might be a regular visitor, I would tell you New Orleans for sure (which is true). I would say my husband’s hometown (also true). It is possible that I might have anticipated all the day-trip overnights we do, for lacrosse and dance. But I don’t think […]

              Cam Found Me.

              Last night, Cam was on his laptop and he said, “Hey Mom! You write a LOT!”

              There it was: my blog. On my kid’s screen. While I haven’t kept the blog a secret from the kids– in fact, I intend it mainly for them, so that they know how much they have always been […]

                One Too Many Hits With the Snake.

                At his game on Sunday, Cam stopped a shot with his head. His head (which was wearing a helmet), along with the rest of him, is currently at the doctor’s office– where he will hopefully be cleared to play next week. But as we all now know, concussions are to be taken seriously. […]

                  Save me from myself.

                  I have discovered that there is a hotter pepper than the ghost pepper. It’s called the Carolina reaper.  It’s, like, a 1.5 million on the Scoville scale. I discovered it when Cammy showed me a video of two guys eating one, and then wandering around in pain and confusion for ten minutes. Then  I read this […]

                    Mother’s Day Madness

                    Here are some moments from my Mother’s Day weekend, for your amusement:

                    Earlier in the week, Dave found what appeared to be my Mother’s Day gift from Gabby. Turns out, it was going to be my gift in 2013– when she hid it, and then forgot about it. So in addition to this year’s Gabby […]

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