Category Archives: Family

2015_Day 365: Lessons learned and successes, failures noted

I made it! When 2015 began, I decided to write a blog post each day no matter what. I knew it wouldn’t be easy. But with everything going on in my life — a cross-country move, a new job, a different climate to test my gardening skills just to name a few things — I figured I would have enough to write about. Continue reading

2015_Day 342: Tuesday treasures

One of the things I love about Christmas is the opportunity to pull out all the ornaments and decorations made by the kids over the years. The simpler the better. Like the glass ornament made just by adding a few pastel paint swirls by oldest son. Or daughter’s quirky snowman with a beak for a nose. Or her tiny hand print that just screams cuteness. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. Continue reading

2015_Day 338:┬áRemembering a Dec. 4 (not so) long ago

Every parent will tell you they can’t believe how fast their children grow up. I feel no differently. And as my daughter celebrated her 17th birthday today, I thought back to the day of and after her birth. A few things still stick out in my mind. Continue reading

2015_Day 331: A different kind of fun in the rain

We were supposed to be traveling to the Dallas area this weekend for a soccer tournament. But (another) round of wet weather put the kibosh on that. While daughter loves playing soccer in the rain, methinks she would have been a tad bit cold, given temperatures were in the 40s (windchills in 30s) where the games would have taken place. Continue reading

2015_Day 328: As ready as I can be

Turkey defrosting? Check. Potatoes ready to peel and cook? Check. Ingredients for stuffing and pumpkin pie? Check. I’m ready to cook Thanksgiving dinner. Or will be, once the turkey is defrosted (eta sometime before Thursday morning). Continue reading

2015_Day 317: When is it OK to put up outside Christmas decorations?

I rarely get in the Christmas spirit before December, but this year I already feel like shopping for outside decorations. I think it’s because it’s so much easier to put up outside decorations in central Texas compared to Wisconsin. Continue reading