Ending the School Year 2016

Tweet I know I say this every year – as does every other parent of a school-aged child, but really? Where did this school year go? It seems both like yesterday and also so far away that we sent the girls off to three separate schools for the first time. Juggling kids in high, middle […]

Wordless Wednesday #203 – Big Waves!

Tweet The girls had a blast playing in the waves at the Lake Michigan beach on Sunday: See more photos at Wordless Wednesday, Project Alicia, Live and Love Out Loud, Seven Clown Circus, Parenting By Dummies, Better in Bulk, and 5 Minutes For Mom!

Two weeks left

Tweet Was it really only a couple of months ago that I was lamenting the cool, rainy spring that we had and wishing we’d finally get some summer weather? Trust Mother Nature to oblige – in spades. This has been one of the hottest summers on record here and what I’ve realized is that whether […]

Wordless Wednesday #202 – Beautiful San Jose

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Heat wave

Tweet I can remember so clearly, only a couple of months ago, complaining about the cold and the damp and the feeling that summer was never going to come. Well, it came – and so. I can’t remember the last time I actually saw 3 digits on the thermometer – it just doesn’t happen here […]

Wordless Wednesday #197 – Red, White and Blue Kids

Tweet My girls: My kids with Mary’s and Kristi‘s kids: Hannah with her friend, Emma: Thank you to Momfluential for the festive nail polish idea that I totally stole from her photo on Instagram! And thanks to Windows Live Photo Gallery (the free photo editing/organizing program I use) for the Photo Fuse effect that I used […]

Happy Fourth of July!

Tweet As per our usual routine, we are spending the holiday at home, with friends. We’ll be attending our local parade – in part because Hannah will be walking in it with her cheerleading program, but also because the girls really had a good time when we went last year. And we’ll be hitting the […]

Kind of like holding Jell-o in an earthquake…

Tweet I remember posting about this time last year about how crazy busy we were – even more so than when school was in session. It seemed like every class and activity I’d signed the girls up for all met during the same week and we spent the first couple of weeks after school let […]

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday #194 – Swimming!

Tweet Yes, somehow I flaked on the fact that today is indeed, Wednesday. So I’m just going to pretend that I’m not almost 24 hours late in posting this… Blame it on the fact that my entire family is home this week and I’m completely thrown off schedule, ok? 🙂 We are exceedingly fortunate in […]

As much as I love to travel (and I do!), it’s nice to be home too

Tweet Wow, I never thought I’d say this, but I’m ready for a weekend just to relax at home! I feel like these past few weeks have been all go-go-go, with very little down time. Even the time that I’ve been here at home has been full of stuff that’s needed to get done. Which […]