Exclamation point!

No school today! And Dave is off from work! What a glorious gift the freezing rain has given us – time together! ...more

I have been his wife nearly 30% of his life.

Dave turned 44 over the weekend. Jack is turning 4 in March. (Dave looked absolutely horrified when I pointed this out.) Those are both even numbers ....more

Rest in pieces, piggy bank

Jack is a known destroyer. Lucy’s piggy bank was his latest victim. She hung its remains on my cork board ....more

Laughing so hard it no longer makes a sound.

Dave showed me this video and I was like, “Huh?” We watched it again with the kids and I laughed. Now, countless views later, we sing and quote it like it’s Monty Python and the Holy Grail or something. “That log had a child.” Oh, let’s watch it again ....more

Out with the old, in with the new…year.

2016 ended and 2017 began in the best possible way – with friends. My friend Kim throws the best New Year’s Eve parties. She plans activities for each hour counting down to a big balloon drop at midnight ....more

Warm Fuzzies

The girls have been on Christmas break from school all week and it has been wonderful. We’ve had plenty of time for making cookies, watching Christmas shows, playing games and just being together. I love the pace of life on break ....more

Messy! Messy! Messy! (Said in the voice of Professor Hinkle in Frosty the Snowman)

We’ve been making some form of edible Christmas house during the holidays for many, many years. Usually, I post a photo of the kids smiling with their finished products after I’ve cleaned up the mess, like this. But this year, Lucy pulled out her Hulk hands and smashed hers out of frustration because I guess I should have made royal icing instead of buttercream for building ....more

Kids Without Hats (The Opposite of Safety Dance)

We had our first substantial snow yesterday. It was a bit of a surprise. The kids were dismissed from school an hour early ....more