Fourteen years ago

Every year as the kids’ birthdays approach, I find myself remembering back to being as big as a house as well as the anticipation I felt at the thought of holding each of them in my arms. So as not to disappoint my family, yesterday while at dinner I began a sentence with fourteen years […]

Riding in the car with my teenager

One of my very favorite things to do is have time alone with Nick. It doesn’t happen very often, so when it does I make every effort to enjoy every minute. Last week I needed to get some shopping done, which included new school clothes for both Cody and Nick. Cody despises shopping, which makes […]


Dear Nicholas, Wow. Thirteen. As in thirteen years. Not weeks or months. Years. I remember when I recited your age according to weeks or months, but that seems so long ago. I don’t think I realized how truly fast time flies until I had kids. It’s so true what everyone says about enjoying every minute when […]

He might never get a driver’s license

Yesterday as I was walking with one of our dogs a local driving school’s vehicle went past with a student in the driver’s seat. This happens pretty often since we live in the middle of town and pretty close to the high school and I’ve never really thought much of it, but now I’m actually beginning to […]

I’m feeling a little stressed right now

I’m beyond excited. Not only am I leaving in less than two weeks for an amazing blogging conference, BlogHer, but it also happens to be in my most favorite city, San Diego. When my husband and I were first married we lived in San Diego. As a matter of fact, we lived about a five minute walk from […]