Monthly Archives: January 2015


Where is Home?

The movers just brought the first batch of our stuff today.  It’s the first time I’ve seen our stuff in almost 3 months.  We drove over there tonight to eat some pizza among the unpacked boxes (although we did open a few so Jude could see his old toys!).  We’ll finish moving out of our temporary housing this weekend, but the… Read more →


Claire’s 1st Birthday!

We celebrated Claire’s first birthday yesterday and it was a jam packed day!  Afternoon party with just the four of us, a little Cowboys game on the side, naps (of course!), a trip to the Aquarium by the Bay, then dinner at Fior d’ Italia. Party time!  I had to put my diaper bag in the picture because the colors matched… Read more →


A year ago tomorrow

  Claire turns ONE tomorrow!  I was a mess tonight.  The waterworks started during dinner tonight as I realized that tonight would be the last night I would tuck my Claire into bed as a “baby.”  Luke and Jude tried their best to console me (so sweet to see Jude mimic his father’s words of comfort).  It was like that… Read more →


“I want Mama to read”

I recently ran across this tear jerker on a friend’s Facebook page from Embracing Homemaking.  It’s a poem by Danniel J. Lennax and it describes a little of what I’m feeling these days.     Shortly after we made the big move, Jude started requesting that I be the one to read to him at night.  “I want Mama to read,” he would… Read more →

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A Birthday and a Place to Call Home

  #32!  Friday I celebrated another birthday and it felt good  My sister recently said she liked getting older, and I think I’d have to agree with her.  Each year I feel like I’m actually becoming more and more like myself, my true self, and that feels really good.  Oof!  Growing up I felt extremely awkward even into my 20s.… Read more →

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First day of 2015

Yesterday was my sister’s birthday and she’s spending it with her husband and pup in the Catskills this weekend, just a few hours from where they live.  Growing up we always celebrated our birthdays together (she was born 364 days after I was).  As the years have gone by, we haven’t been able to celebrate together as often, but I still… Read more →

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NYE ’14

This is what New Year’s Eve looks like when you’re new to a city and have two kids under the age of 4.         Awww, yeah… getting my non-aalcoholic drinking on during dinner.  I love celebrating with that stuff! My seester sent me this awesome birthday card.  She is the best card picker.  If you need someone to choose the right card… Read more →