THE BIRDS AND THE COFFEE

While standing in the kitchen this morning trying to figure out how to fit a gallon of iced coffee into my 30 ounce tumbler, Lee came bounding in. As I stand at the island struggling with my current predicament, he leans back against the counter opposite me and watches silently for a few seconds. “Hey…

The Short Years

Every weekday morning when our alarm goes off, I get up and do a 30-minute workout. It helps me to get my day going and in the right mindset to actually take on the day ahead. This morning, I pushed my blankets down and right as I was about to swing my legs over the…

Three Little Words

It happened. Those three words. I thought I had more time (dramatic voice). I thought we would make it well into the teenage years before I heard them, honestly. But no, 6:45 on a Friday morning, they were thrown at me by my 4-year-old. Lee was sitting on the floor of the living room playing…

Well Well, What Do We Have Here?

In a slightly embarassing turn of events, I just recently found a folder of emails from my “readers”. Full disclosure here.. while I have glanced at my blog’s stats a few times over the years, I typically operate under the assumption that only my parents and in-laws read it. So, now that I’m aware that…

Eavesdropping At The Barbershop

I have had the same hairdress for about 14 years now. Some visits we chat, most visits I just relax and let her do her thing. My son, however, takes a slightly different approach. It is what one might refer to as interrogational. Yesterday afternoon, I ran Lee into town for a quick trim. Once…

Thick As Thieves

“Are you Evie’s mother?” asked the cute lady in navy scrubs standing right inside the doorway of the kids’ school as I walked in after a hectic Monday at work. I nodded, instantly curious and (honestly) slightly worried as to why I was being asked this question. “This is my son, J,” she said, inclining…

She’s two! She’s two!

It feels like just last week, I was big pregnant with Evie and lying on the couch with Lee, with his head on my belly. I remember getting tickled because he suddenly sat bolt upright and told me that he could feel her moving. “Well, why don’t you tell her to come on out, then?”…

Park Friends

As I have admitted numerous times in this blog, being a parent is the hardest journey I have ever been on. And, about 87% of the time, I feel like I am completely failing at it. But every once in a while, one of my children will do something that knocks me into that 13%…

A bad day, not a bad life

I’m not putting it lightly when I say, in NO WAY, did the “Terrible Twos” prepare me for the “Freaking Fours”. My kids are generally pretty good, behavior wise. They have bad days, just like everyone else. And they have their moments of crazy, also just like everyone else. I’ve seen serious attitude and tantrums…

Crazy little thing called love

We’re rolling right on over to Valentine’s Day folks, and you know what that means.. it’s time to get sappy. If you’re not feeling it, I got you, just scroll to the bottom, soak up a few recent pics of the kiddos, and see yourself out! But 2021 marks ten years of D and I…