What I Learned While On Vacation

October 13, 2014

Aloha! So nice to see you on this lovely little island…can I interest you in a Mai Tai? Wait, what do you mean this isn’t an island? And there’s no Mai Tai? What sort of nonsense is this? *** Hey, did I tell you guys we were going to Hawaii? For 6 days? For an […]

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Thoughts on Family Inspired by a Bald Man

January 14, 2014

This past weekend, N.C. and I finished watching Breaking Bad, after starting the series at Christmas. While I don’t recommend watching the entire show in 17 days for your emotional health (especially because THIS: might as well be the official Breaking Bad watch face), the show itself was fascinating, engaging, engrossing, compelling, etc., etc.  It […]

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How ‘Bout Them Cowboys?

October 15, 2013

I was really lucky to grow up surrounded by cousins from my mom’s side of the family–close enough that often times it was more like we were all being raised together. We didn’t always get along, but we were friends a good portion of the time, especially since we were all very close in age. […]

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Simple Pleasures

July 27, 2013

Today was a good day, a much needed good day. It was a good day with my kid, with my husband, heck, with me. I’ve been in a bit of a funk the last couple of weeks, for a lot of reasons that mostly pretty much boil down to “hey, guess what? LIFE.” But still, […]

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Happiness Can Be Found Sitting In A Kitchen

July 6, 2013

This week has been pretty hectic. Jackson started pre-k, we went to visit family, we had family come in town, 4th of July shenanigans, plus all the normal daily nonsense of work, parenting, life. But if you stop and look, you can almost always find some small moments of peace and happiness, no matter the […]

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