Once a year as I prepare to write this Christmas note I spend some time on my cell phone looking back at the pictures I’ve taken over the past year. The usual things are there: Grace’s birthday, Graham in snow, Easter, last day of school, summer vacation, sparklers on the 4th of July, food, … Continue reading The top of the Christmas tree didn’t light up
I’m just being upfront. I am not ready for fall. The kids are ten days into school and I still just can’t get myself to lean into it. We had a really great summer. We started the summer in Niagara Falls by way of Michigan. We visited an insanely large Christmas store, enjoyed the beaches … Continue reading Not Ready for Fall
Grace turns thirteen tomorrow. 13. Thirteen is supposed to be the start of teenager-dom. It’s supposed to be about navigating friendships, big emotions, limits, learning, taking steps toward independence. We should be a year away from teaching her to drive. For us though 13 will be very much like 12, 11, 10 and the years … Continue reading Grace turns thirteen tomorrow. 13.
Well, we are into 2019 and we haven’t yet written our summary of 2018. December flew by in a blur of Graham’s birthday, taekwondo, work, cub scouts, church, holidays and school. Our Christmas tree is still up for a few more days so I figure I’m good to write this. 2018 was the year: We … Continue reading 2018 Year in Review
15 years ago this month Kevin and I went on our first date at Living History Farms. 14 years ago tomorrow we were married there. We were so young but felt a little old at the time to just be getting married…sigh. I see our wedding picture every day and I almost don’t recognize us. … Continue reading I do