14

Today I went to Scratch cupcakes and got four cupcakes: carrot, chocolate brownie, chocolate peanut butter, and princess.  After that I swung by Fareway and bought Cheetos. Tonight, we celebrate Grace’s 14th birthday.  She may refuse the cupcake but what matters is that we tried.  She hardly ever refuses Cheetos. Today I really let myself … Continue reading 14

I do

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

a pink helmet production

When Grace was two and we were much newer at special needs parenting we grappled with this feeling of always being vulnerable simply because Grace was Grace. We could be having a great day but find ourselves quickly feeling miserable, or angry, or scared, or frustrated by big or little things. It could be the … Continue reading a pink helmet production

Sneaky

When I was growing up my parents got us a Christmas ornament every year. It was a tradition. I love unpacking those ornaments each year- seeing my mom’s handwriting listing my name and the year I received the ornament on the boxes. When Kevin and I were married those were the only Christmas ornaments we … Continue reading Sneaky