XVIII

If it were a person, our marriage would be an adult. Eighteen years ago, Big Daddy and I decided “why not” and hopped a plane, rented a car and made it official. In thinking about what I wanted to say about the last eighteen years, I landed on the metaphor of a roller coaster. Totally…

Eight is Great

This is Baby Bee.  She’s not much of a baby anymore, but that’s here name here and I don’t think I’ll get a new one to stick. She turns eight today. She’s a skinny string bean.  She is bumpy and knobby.   She folds up into small places like laps and the warm place behind your…

Elizabeth Schuyler, Pleasure to Meet You

Ah, Hamilton.  For the last four months, the Hamilton soundtrack has been on repeat at our house.  It started with my cousin insisting I listen and on our trip to New Orleans, I gave it the time it deserved on the plane.  I was hooked.  When I came home, I started playing it in the…

This Girl

She sings all the time.   It drives Baby Bee batty, but she’s just that happy. She wakes up in the morning, bright eyed and happy and she sings. I think it bothers the Princess when I say that Littlebit was never really terrible when she was a toddler. It’s just true. She was always…

The First Day-2016

In just a blink…. The Princess, kindergarten The Princess, 11th grade. The summer is over…. Littlebit, Kindergarten   Littlebit, Fourth Grade And the school year begins. Baby Bee, Kindergarten Baby Bee, First grade. Good luck this school year, Moms and Dads and Kiddos. 

She’s Sixteen Just for a Moment

Last week it happened. On Friday. Quietly. Just like she was born, actually. I was having trouble sleeping and when I looked down, it was 1:11 in the morning making it sixteen years exactly since the first time she settled into my arms and watched me. The nurses wanted her to cry more, but she…

December Daily-Merry Netflix-mas

You know what the worst thing is about giving up cable?  Big Daddy would say scrambling to be able to watch his favorite live sports, but for me it’s watching the Very Special Christmas Episodes of my favorite shows. Even more fun than that, was settling in with the kiddos and watching Christmastime programming on…

December Daily-Let’s Talk Sugerplum Fairies Again

A few years ago, I posted about one of my favorite, and least expensive, holiday decorations. It’s kind of become a bit of a staple. In reality, they’re ballerina’s with paper snowflakes for tutus, but I’ve always referred to them as sugarplum fairies because I guess that’s what they look like in my head. My…

Printable Elf Plans

We have an Elf on the Shelf. I’m always surprised how divisive the Elf is.  Over the next few weeks Facebook will be spattered with posts of people having the Elf do obscene things or complaining about how nobody got time for the Elf.  Some people use the Elf to encourage their children to be…