Baby Beckett's due date was July 5th, so the plan for us this year was to spend the 4th of July in New Orleans instead of on the river. Robby and I loaded up and headed south on the 3rd, staying with Ryan and Allison since David and Codi's guest bedroom had been turned into a nursery. The morning of the 4th, Ryan, Allison,Robby and I all went down to the the French Quarters to walk around and eat some lunch... ...more
“I talked to grandma yesterday,” my mom said cautiously, referring to her mother as "grandma" for my sake, “and she asked me something really funny.” I slowed my tomato processing to listen. “She asked me if she ever made lasagna before.” This gripped my attention because, of course, lasagna had been something my grandma has always made. And she didn’t remember. Not only did she not remember, but she had to ask.
It's been one of those days. Not a horrible day. Not a tragic day, thank you, grilled cheesus. If I were to be honest instead of whiny, I'd have to say some good things happened today. But it was still one of those days....more
Tuesday night just as the youth choir sang the first few bars of the Star Spangled Banner, after I'd drunk down an inch of my Miller Lite, and before the Milwaukee Brewers took the field to lose what would be a 14-inning game to the Minnesota Twins, I read a text from my son-in-law telling me my twin grandsons had been born....more
Tuesday night, just as the youth choir sang the first few bars of the Star Spangled Banner, after I'd drunk down an inch of my Miller Lite, and before the Milwaukee Brewers took the field to lose what would be a 14-inning game to the Minnesota Twins, I read a text from my son-in-law telling me my twin grandsons had been born....more
Who could of guessed when we attached an in-law to our house that the new common door would hold its own issues. Each day I pull up in my driveway after finally escaping from work and say a small prayer........more
So yesterday my very pregnant daughter decided that she needed “one more thing” (pause for laughing) for her soon to be born twin boys. So off we went to buy a second swing for said twins. Upon arriving home, I jumped to the task and began emptying the box looking for the directions. I quickly realized that the directions were in picture language… that’s right folks, not a word on the page. UGH! Ok how hard can this be I am a relatively smart woman who was raised by a DIY father and I am the mother of 4 kids, I have put PLENTY of toys together in my years.
My Grandmother Ruthie is occupying my thoughts this week. The grandmother character in my story, Planted Wishes, was created with my own grandmother in mind. In the story, as in my own life, the grandmother keeps the family together. Same as the character in the story, my grandmother did seem to work behind the scenes to push people together, nudge them to work things out or offer sage advice....more
Greeting Mommas! Mother’s Day will be here before we know it, so I’ve whipped up some FREE PRINTABLE gift tags for the mother in your life. Each tag has a different “nickname” on it. Whether it’s Momma, Grandma or Mimi, I’ve got a tag for you....more