Today my belly rub lover, alien noise maker, foodaholic, cartoon character doppelganger, Stitch, turns one. We’ve had him for exactly one month now and so much about our lives has changed including, but not limited to: We eat fewer late night snacks in order to avoid his face stationed next to ours pleading for a … More Happy Birthday, Stitch!
Going to Hawaii was not so much a bucket list item for me, but an it’s-going-to-happen-it’s-just-a-matter-of-when reality. It was the natural choice for our ten-year anniversary celebration. Most people respond to hearing Hubby and I have been married ten years with shock. The statement we often hear is, “You must have gotten married when you were … More Our Hawaii Travels: Part One
For a little over a year now, we’ve talked about getting a dog. Lance grew up with dogs and cats, and though he loves both, the kid in him loves the play factor dogs naturally possess. I grew up with only cats*. I always wanted dogs–because isn’t that what kids are supposed to do??–but my … More Our New Family Member, Stitch
I’ve debated on how to start this first post after a three month break from blogging. I considered bombarding you with the nitty gritty details of my departure. I mentally strewed together a rant on all the wrongs with society and life. But instead, I’ll say this… I left without warning, and for that, I’m … More Four for Friday!
Red potatoes are how I first knew I loved food in more than an I-love-you-because-you-keep-me-alive kind of way. Growing up, potatoes in general were my go to answer to “If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?” In fact, I think I told this to one … More The Red Potato
The funny thing about the future, at least for me, is I tend to treat it as an impossibility. When Jonathan was little, and his end-of-July birthday rolled around, as it inevitably would, I’d say to him, “How old are you going to be, 25?” To which sometimes I’d receive a pudgy cheeked smile accompanied … More How Old Are You, 25?
Sometimes there are things which beg to be shared, but don’t lend themselves to an entire post. Sometimes, they are things I’ve been doing recently. Other times, they are things I’d like to rant about, but know better than to devote an entire blog post to. Welcome, Four for Friday. 1. Last weekend, I went … More Four for Friday
This week, I slipped up and posted on Tuesday instead of Monday. I know this drastically impacted your life and I’m sorry. I figure you deserve an explanation as to my absence, and the truth is, I’ve been having too much fun. Every weekend seems to be jam packed with activities and I spend most … More Four for Friday
In case you are an occasional reader of my blog, here’s the background you need in order to understand this post: My youngest brother, Jonathan, has Down syndrome. He is one of my favorite people on earth. Jonathan, also known as Jon, Jonny, J-Bear, Jonny bo Bonny, Jonny Joo Joo, and more, is one of … More SONJ, 2017
While I don’t believe in love at first sight, nor do I bother myself with contemplating whether or not soul mates truly exist, I do believe in true love. And for ten years now, I’ve had the truest of true loves. I don’t think there is a formula or a tried and true method for … More Ten Years of True