18 Summers, Minus a Few

Nick has an 8th grade promotion ceremony this afternoon. I don’t really get the point of this, the same as I didn’t really get the point of it at the end of elementary school. I’m happy and proud to celebrate accomplishments in the lives of my kids, but moving on to high school is something […]

Happy Birthday Nana

When I was a child I don’t remember ever thinking about the people I loved being gone from my life, more specifically, I don’t recall being afraid of them dying. I was very fortunate to have breezed through my entire childhood without losing a loved one or having to attend a funeral, I wish I could […]

Cupcakes, Thanksgiving, and Remembering

Three days after my birthday, the day before Thanksgiving…… That above statement is one I’ve made so many times over the years. It sums up this upcoming week and all of the emotions we experienced eight years ago. Today I am going to bake Cody’s favorite cupcakes for him to share with his class tomorrow […]

The best gift I ever gave

SWAGG is a free mobile app (download here) that lets you shop smarter using your mobile phone. Buy, send or swap SWAGG GIFTS and organize your old school plastic gift cards.For every download of the app between now and Dec. 31, 2010, SWAGG will donate $1 to Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) , up to […]

Thoughtful gift giving

If you’re like me you haven’t finished your Christmas shopping yet.  If you’re like me in past years, you haven’t even begun to shop yet.  Either way, there’s always someone on the list who is such a challenge to find a gift for. You know who I’m talking about.  The person who buys everything they […]

I just had to write this

I was feeling lost about what to write as I try to get back in the swing of things after last week.  Then I realized I just need to share some of what last week was like for me in order to clear my head and move forward.  It’s a crazy time of year for […]