Category: The Family

What I Really Want

I’m convinced that my Mother’s Day was good for exactly one reason. (Actually, two. Because there *was* cake…) The reason is that I didn’t make anyone take photos*. I have this thing that I do. I announce to no one in particular but to everyone at the same time: All…

Today’s Festivies

Today is making me laugh. I think we are all just so done with this holiday that everyone is just a little bit delirious. We tried to make plans for today but it was chaos. Nobody wants to do the same thing and all four horseback riding places we called…

A Very Good Me

I had really big plans for today. It’s Thomas Jefferson’s birthday and I thought how could there be anything better than spending it at Monticello? My kids love history like I do and we are just a hop, skip, and jump from his homestead, a Passover vacation favourite visit for…

chef

We spend a lot of time meal planning and making shopping lists and dinner-making schedules in this house. We both work full time and between extra-curriculars and various keeping-children-alive appointments, having a solid what’s for dinner plan helps. {I know you’ve got your pinterest fingers all ready to share all…

Mornings With Isabella, Sandy Beaches, and Fear Conquering

This morning began much like every other morning: I checked to see if April the giraffe is still pregnant. Isabella yelling at me about something. My baby, it seems, isn’t so much a morning person unless it’s Saturday — the one day a week I could potentially do some sort…

Edge of Sixteen

I don’t claim to be a master in the kitchen. (A master chef, if you will). I can hold my own, and I make a mean béchamel sauce. Mostly, though, my positive culinary experiences are due to the result of good timing, a good sense of humor, and good adaptability…

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