Monthly Archives: April 2013

Three (Little) Men and a Dentist

Sully had his first dentist appointment today. Brady also had an appointment and I dragged Colin along because Mark was working late. We are never seen on time. Ever. Thirty minutes in a tiny dentist office waiting room with three … Continue reading

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The Downside to the Potty-Trained Child

Somebody flipped a switch and now Sully has become potty-trained in the last couple of weeks. From the time my babies have taken their first stinky poo (after they have started solids, when they are only on breastmilk the smell … Continue reading

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The Look

I went grocery shopping by myself today, second time in two weeks. It’s like a mini-vacation. When I was driving there, I happened to look down and see that my fleece jacket was completely covered in hair. I had worn … Continue reading

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The Series of Unforturnate Events Also Known As Colin’s Baptism

I decided a couple of years ago to stop having family parties at our house. It turns out that 50 people in a small house is not a great idea. We decided to have Colin’s baptism luncheon at a restaurant, … Continue reading

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I Will See You At The Finish Line

This post is a departure from my normal subject matter (making fun of my kids and husband, as Mark puts it,) but I’ve been thinking a lot about yesterday’s tragic events and I feel like I need to write about … Continue reading

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Pushing the Envelope

When Brady and Sullivan were baptized, I made handmade invitations. They were beautiful, if I do say so myself. With Colin’s baptism fast approaching, I abandoned any thought I had of making handmade invitations. I decided to order an invitation … Continue reading

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It’s the Little Things

I’m overwhelmed right now, overwhelmed at home, overwhelmed at work. It’s nothing new or shocking. I think if you’re human, you will always have moments, days, weeks when you feel like you’re barely keeping your head above the water. This … Continue reading

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Why I’m Not On Pinterest

People ask me all the time if I’m on Pinterest and they always seem shocked when I tell them that I am not and I never intend to be. A couple years ago, I requested an invite to Pinterest. I … Continue reading

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Little Stinker

I wonder how many of my stories start out with ‘the morning started out good.’ It really did, I was on track for time and, thanks to some new products, my hair was looking pretty good. I wanted to be … Continue reading

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Some Things Don’t Come Easy

I came home tonight to the delicious smell of pulled pork in the crockpot, and something else. I couldn’t put my finger on it, but it was unpleasant. I asked Mark how the evening was and he said they had … Continue reading

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