Bring on the New Year!

I had the best of intentions to write a round up of 2011, but really? I was off at Center Parcs, having fun with my family, and so New Years Eve day had me tied up with unpacking, sorting out the dog from the kennel, laundry…you know where this is headed…   I ran out [Read On]

The Gallery: Proud Mama

This week’s Gallery Theme is “Something I Am Proud Of“.  Oooh, a tricky one, because we don’t want to sound like we’re bragging, right? Too bad. I couldn’t pick just ONE thing, could I? Nah. I’ve said it before, but I’m proud of how well my kids have adapted to moving 3,000 miles away from [Read On]

Fill In The Blank Friday

 Woo hoo! It’s Friday! This week has just zoomed by, and after gloomy skies and drizzly rain, the sun is shining and it is glorious outside – just the thing to put me in a snap happy mood. And which also makes me want to fill in some very happy blanks…. The best thing I [Read On]

Silent Sunday

The Family That Jumps Together

There was much rejoicing at our house yesterday – the trampoline has been reassembled in its new garden. And not by me this time. No siree bob. It was put together by the Hubs. On his own. And I didn’t even hear any swearing! (At least, not from where I stood. Far, far across the [Read On]

I Miss That D*mm Car

I think we all have a story or two to tell about our first car. But which car: the one I drove when the State of Illinois granted me my first license? That car technically belonged to my mom. It was a little white Chevy Cavalier, in which my Dad had so thoughtfully installed a [Read On]

All I Said Was “Pie Hole”

Boo has THE best laugh. The BEST. It’s infectious, too. Really, truly infectious. Always has been. When he was in preschool, his teacher used to tell me that they loved his laugh, but everyone else would start laughing with him, and they’d lose total control of the class…and then have to turn their backs, so [Read On]

Happy 7th Birthday to My Son

Dear Boo, Happy Birthday, my sweet boy! How could 7 years have flown by so quickly? When you came into the world, you looked so much like your Daddy that the nurses call you his little “Mini-me”, although time has shown that while you look like your daddy, you are a lot like me… The firstborn, [Read On]

A Favorite Gift

On a recent “Fill in the Blank Friday” post, one blank asked about my favorite gift. It’s always difficult to pick ONE favorite – I have many, favorites for different reasons. This one, however, I will hold onto for as long as I can. It’s pretty special to me. Pea made this for me when [Read On]

Revisiting a post I wish more people had read

In an attempt to jumpstart my blogging, I’m reposting a blog entry from March 2010…. Find a Happy Place, FINDAHAPPYPLACE! After a long morning (yes, already) with my daughter Sybil…erm…Pea (I mean, is it really possible for someone to wake up whining? Apparently so, and it morphed into a 45 minute tantrum, at which point I [Read On]