it seemed like a good idea at the time…

Camping with friends seemed like a good idea at the time. Christian and I are what you would call “mediocre outdoorsy.” We like to hike and frolic outside on a nice day, but we don’t live for it. Spending time indoors being lazy has just as much appeal. I do love a good nap. About 10 years ago […]

those damn Facebook memories

I love the Facebook memories feature. I also hate the Facebook memories feature. It’s fun to scroll through the things I’ve said or posted in the past, especially when it involves chubby babies screaming at each other in an echoing hallway. (If I could figure out how to embed that video here, I would, but […]

I was naive. So, so naive.

You know when you’re young and fresh and 18, heading out on that big adventure called college? Leaving home for the first time, we felt like we were making the leap into adulthood. If only. I’m reliving those days a bit over at Letters for Lucas, where Tonya has graciously asked me to share something […]

That Christmas

I was 7 months pregnant with Zoe for Rachel and Claire’s second Christmas in 2009. I don’t remember a lot about that holiday, other than being tired and uncomfortable. What I do remember is that particular Christmas was not a joyous season for me. I was exhausted and devoid of Christmas spirit. Decorations were sparse because […]

I got a sunburn for Mother’s Day. Among other things.

Mother’s Day 2012, in as few words as possible because it’s late and I’m tired: There was an abrupt awakening for breakfast in bed. “Time is of the essence,” Christian says as he delivers my meal, which I eat with 3 little girls bouncing on the bed. There were handpicked wildflowers and a handmade (by […]

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