Do Goodery on a Coffee Cup

This morning I met a friend for coffee at Caribou down on the Southside. I had grabbed a cup of coffee, and really didn't pay too much attention to the cup, until way after my date with my friend was over. When I took a look at it, I marveled. ...more

Tomorrow is a new Day

I have attempted so far for the month of June, to write a post every single day being a part of NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month). ...more

Posing

Today I decided to do a Photo shoot with my girls, and Bodhi our Golden before Lu and the boys head out to their vacation in Washington next week.  Lu had fun posing even though I tried to get her to act natural, and Bella... well she did whatever she wanted which was fine with me. She conveniently looked everywhere BUT at the camera for most shots. I realized lately that I have enjoyed taking pictures so much....more

Where in The World?

 I have never had a destination family vacation. Never been on a honeymoon. Never left the country except to Canada (Which was theater performing related). ...more

A Kiss to be remembered

Do you remember your first kiss? We all think it is cute when our toddlers kiss other toddlers. It's adorable. Except for daddies of little girls. They don't think it is cute at ALL. They see it as a threat. Yes, even at 2. Of course when your cute toddler turns into a teen and kisses someone, then it's not so cute. Especially for moms of teenage boys. It's weird. Awkward. Kind of an experience of TMI. Brain overload, so you turn around and squeeze your eyes shut tight,pretending you didn't see that and pray that they aren't having sex....more

1000 wishes

"Japanese lore suggests that if you fold 1,000 paper cranes, your wish will come true....more

Learning the Game

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Banana -Berry Bread!

Julia and I made Banana Bread last night. But not just ANY Banana Bread. It was Banana-berry! We put blueberries in it, and our family has decided unanimously that it is, by far the best banana bread we ever tasted.So, as a treat, I am posting the recipe, in hopes that you will try it. Let me know what you think! Ingredients1 1/4 cup cugar1/2 cup of butter, softened2 eggs1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas1/2 cup buttermilk2 1/2 cups all purpose flour1 tsp. baking soda1 tsp. salt1 cup blueberries HOW TO~ ...more

Purging the Clutter

These past few weeks we have been moving my mom-in-law out of her rented house and into her mom's house, in order to care for her own mother. Glenn and his brother worked relentlessly, packing her up, and moving. It took well over 10 days.Needless to say, the guys are now both cranky and physically unwell from over exhaustion on this project. ...more

In The Line of Duty

Right now there is a memorial service that is happening right outside my office window. I am 15 stories off the ground, and right next door to the city county building.A few days ago three police officers were killed in the line of duty. It was a senseless killing, and devastated the entire city. We as a collective unit are reeling. Here is the Story ...more