Obligatory Thanksgiving Post

Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday. Thanksgiving usually meant large family get togethers, blessings that went on and on…and on – usually including tears, wine glasses that were never empty, Uncle Charlie’s seasonal boujalis, constant watch over Brooks to ensure he didn’t end up in a fire pit or the river,  hoards of really…

Brooks’ Birthday Weekend

I have a 6 year old! It doesn’t seem possible! How am I old enough to have a child that is SIX YEARS OLD?? You might notice a piece of furniture in those pics. We were so sick of having nothing to sit on so we bought a little outdoor set just to not sit…

Starting to settle

Generally settling is considered something negative. As in, “Yeah we settled on this place.” or “Yeah, so-and-so isn’t as fun anymore, he really settled down.” For me right now, settling couldn’t be more welcomed. This is our 5th week in Aberdeen. We still do not have furniture. Brett and I are still sleeping on a…

I’ve been fine

Really. All day. Then a twitter notification popped up on my phone from Peter in regards to Briarmeadow’s back-to-school professional development. Annnndddd I lost it. Rewashing the dishes that were once clean and now have big, salty tear drops on them. Damnit. I made it all the way to 5 PM without shedding a tear….