She arrived and upon placing her feet on dry land exclaimed, "I have come here to die."
This blog post brought to you by a big yellow upholstered chair, my laptop and some hot pink, kid-sized headphones. We live in a hotel! I've been dying to write but we've been a little on top of each other the last 6 weeks and as many notes as I took in my phone as… Continue reading It never rains in California…
On Mother's Day 2007 I helped Grammy into the front seat of the behemoth Oldsmobile and before I shut the door she grabbed my hand. She squeezed it tightly for a hand that was so soft and so wrinkled and she looked deep into the corners of my heart before telling me I was a… Continue reading A Bushel and a Peck
I’ve been brainstorming ideas for a few Christmas gifts and last night it led to going through family photos on the computer. People. I clicked, slowly, like licking peanut butter off a serving spoon (that’s not how you eat it?) from picture to picture to ever-loving picture of our trip to Spain. I was in… Continue reading Sometimes I sleep in the guest room
This morning a perky Teagan bounced into my room and announced, "If you want to know why I'm not looking so tired it's because I already made my bed for you." Brynnlee followed shortly behind her and informed us that "Bus 20 just went by and it has kids on it!" Then my darling children… Continue reading First Day of School
Have you ever waited in line for something or prepared for a new endeavor, filled with worry and angst and wondering (I yell in my head), "HOW IS THIS GOING TO GO?" Without fail, those moments between the velvet ropes of anticipation could be much better spent. I could be praying, speaking sweetly to one… Continue reading Waiting in line