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Family Traditions … {G-Rated}.

Okay … so we don’t “do” Halloween. For a multitude of reasons. {If you would like the list, I would be happy to email you privately}. We don’t really like to talk about it because we have no problems if you choose to celebrate. With that caveat out of the way, now hear this. I love tradition. Especially family traditions. I want to build a legacy of happy memories for my babes, centered around the time we spend together. So...

Happy Pictures …. yay.

Okay so I had to put these up to lighten the mood and also to remind myself that there is redemption and blessings in His time. So for old friends and new, some happy pictures of the loves of my life and two of the gifts I thank God for in (almost) every breath. Except when I want to sell them to strangers … but only for a second, I promise! These photos were taken by my dear friend Robin at Robin’s...

Kate

I have been absent lately. Vacation. Life. C.r.a.z.y. Today was a good day. I taught Wee Man how to laugh like an evil villain. Husband taught him how to dance. We went to an air show. It is the 70th birthday of the 101st Airborne division. So there were a whole lot of airplanes and helicopters and generally all the things that fly that make me the happiest. It was like old home week with me running around sitting in...

Charlie Dog

I was folding laundry by the couch today, tears leaking out, and and it was h.a.r.d to see the sunlight streaming through the front door and highlighting the pattern of paw prints smudged all over our wooden floor. Why would that be hard? We put Charlie Dog to sleep this morning. He was old and tired and had multiple health issues. He was such a good boy. He loved us and let our babies crawl all over him and J...

I Should Be Asleep . . .

I should be asleep. I’m not, because I spent the last six hours working on a non fiction book proposal (!!!) and there’s nothing like procrastination to inspire your finest work. But seriously, it’s done. Yay! But instead of sleeping, I want you to see this picture. J Girl’s first soccer camp. Having a major first-time mommy moment. Stop. Growing. Up. Gigi, this is for you. And Aunt GA. And Mrs. Simpson. And Ms. Graves. Good night. No really. I...

A Case of the Mondays.

I want to tell you about my first world problems. And then I’ll tell you why I am grateful, I promise. One: We have an old dog. Like one-hundred years old in dog years. Old. And he acts old. And he has old man pee. As in, he has to go to the bathroom a lot. And right away. So if you don’t let him out right away, he pees on the floor. And in our shiny new house, with...

One Book

We visited the library today.  Really, I don’t think you understand.  We visited the library today. If there was a way to run my palms along the bookshelves and just breathe, breathe in deep all the words jumbled up on all the pages right down into the very tips of my unmanicured toes …. …. I would stand and breathe and breathe and breathe until the stark, terse, typewritten words bubbled up and spilled over in a veritable flood.  But...