2014 was the best of times and the worst of times. Didn't I say that about 2013, too? Anyway--there's a lot of this year I love thinking back on and a lot I would like to forget...except for… Read More
You guys, let's pretend the only blog posts I've written in the last four months haven't been in my head and move on to today.Today my oldest child, my first born, my baby, is...17.17! … Read More
Twenty years ago, on July 5,1994, Brad proposed to me. It's not a hard day to remember, being the day after 4th of July. We were in Portland, visiting his brother and sister-in-law after a l… Read More
Y'all know I love my birthdays, right? They're like Christmas. But just for me. And also no snow, because, June. During my single years, they were a chance to throw an epic party… Read More
When I started my journey of motherhood over sixteen years ago, I had no idea what I was doing. I had never changed a diaper, never been exposed to a baby crying for… Read More
I woke up from a horrible dream last night in which I had lost this entire blog due to lack of use. I think that has actually happened to a few people, and I *have* gone from posting d… Read More
Do you remember the first time you saw the ocean? How it just stretched on forever with not a hill, house, or tree to break the expanse?How exciting and terrifying that felt--all that… Read More
I received a blog comment in my inbox the other day: "Where are you? I miss your adventures!"Had I really gone more than two months without posting? Did I really let Z's 16th birthday g… Read More
Autumn continues to be my favorite time of the year, even here in Orange County where it seems to be perpetually summer, compared to Idaho. We have a few trees with changing leaves dispersed… Read More
All my boys are back from two months with their dad, welcomed home by long bear hugs, kisses on the tops of their moppy-haired heads, a party at the beach, our favorite donut shop, their own… Read More
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