I grew up in the 80s and 90s, which doesn’t feel like it was that long ago. Although the calendar tells me otherwise. When I look around, the world is much different from what it was back then. For example, had I looked on Twitter before the concert, I would have known what to expect. … Continue reading Spoiler alert: it wasn’t me who got kissed by Donnie Wahlberg
We haven’t gone on too many dates since having kids. It’s all part of the deal and for the most part we’re ok with that. Do we really want to get out sometimes, yes. Are we able to, sometimes. We have had to miss all kinds of fun things because of our kids and that’s … Continue reading Date Night
A few weeks ago Maximus and some friends went to a kids day at the park. It was national park day, or national kids day at the park. I don’t know. I just know that our community sponsored a park day and they had all kinds of cool things to do. It was a good … Continue reading Kids day at the park!
Last weekend I joined two friends and we had an all day cook-a-thon. One of my friends organized the whole event. She picked the menu, bought the food and containers, prepped her house, and took charge! To put it simply, it was awesome! My monthly to-do list had me making four freezer meals in November … Continue reading All day cook-a-thon
Last week, Maximus had some rough mornings. One particular morning he said some funny things to me before we left the house. We put Wrigley in his kennel and as we were walking out of the room, he said, “Bye bye Giggy! La la!” Toddler translation: bye, bye Giggy. Love you. Nothing unusual so far. … Continue reading Maximus and Wrigley
I recently wrote about friendship pains. It was hard for me to put into words what had been floating around my head for so long. It was even harder to hit ‘publish.’ It’s hard to put yourself out there, especially on the Internet. I may be the only one, but I find that when it … Continue reading Another post about friendships
I try not to let other people’s lives get to me, whether it’s worrying about their business or being jealous of something they have. Most of the time I do really well at that, but I have to continually focus on doing this. I am human, so sometimes I fail miserably. In my happiness effort, … Continue reading Who cares if you have green grass, yellow grass, or brown grass
I recently read a post by Joanna about friendships. It hit home for me. It was something that had been sitting in the back of my head for months. It has been creeping up every once in a while and then floating to the back again when life gets crazy. It’s hard to put words … Continue reading Mourning the loss of a friendship 10 years later
I wanted to do something fun to announce this pregnancy. Maybe it was an effort to not fall into the second child syndrome of no pictures, no new clothes, and no big deals about all the milestones. Or maybe it was that I didn’t have the energy to physically talk to ALL.THE.PEOPLE. Either way, we … Continue reading How we announced to family and friends
Our new year was more unique than it’s ever been before. I can say that with complete confidence. It’s going to be hard to top that night. And the icing on the cake is that we spent it with college friends. Like most cross-country group trips, we piled into a couple of vehicles and drove … Continue reading A Wedding and a New Year Celebration…The Same Day!