Archive for July, 2010

happy birthday bud



I can count on one hand the number of anniversaries and birthdays we have actually celebrated together.  It is almost a given that each year Tim is involved in military training the last two weeks of July.  So…HAPPY BIRTHDAY BUD!  We will sing to you later but we won’t make you blow out FORTY ONE candles.  […]

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chicken fight



The kids learned what CHICKEN FIGHTS were this week. In fact, the chant for ‘CHICKEN FIGHTS, CHICKEN FIGHTS…’ is just as fun as watching them attempt to play.  When they ran out of ‘big kids’ to play with they decided to try it on their own. I think they are not only figuring out they […]

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barber time



I know I have blogged about it before…but I love going to the barber.

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who’s the boss?



So Tim takes the early-bird, Campbell, to the dry cleaner this morning. Now, if you have never heard the pure pleasure of Campbell’s volume, it is kind of like a bull horn. She has no concept of volume control. Because she is the tiniest in the family, we give her the excuse of trying to […]

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fourteen years



FOURTEEN YEARS. A fabulous wedding in Chicago. A surprise Tango. Relaxing honeymoon in Aruba and Curacao. Lots of Cuban cigars. Scooter for TWO. Wow…Tiffany has a SISTER! Lots of friends getting married. Coast-to-coast travel through the week with Andersen Consulting. Valentine’s in Montreal. FOURTEEN YEARS. Swimming with dolphins in the Gulf. Surrogate mother, Ann Sedita, […]

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simply amazing



Aunt Nine left us two years ago. I woke up. Read some prior posts about her. Spoke with my uncle and her children. So I was simply amazed when I walked into the kitchen to see her prism casting the most beautiful rainbow. We haven’t seen one since the first of Spring. Nothing is a […]

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conundrum



CONUNDRUM:  A confusing and difficult problem or question. CONUNDRUM:  The confusing and difficult position every working mother finds themselves in while attempting to manage a career and still be a dedicated, attentive, and loving mother to her children. I seem to pass through this ‘phase’ at least once a year.  This phase is typically brought […]

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summer camp



Briggs did everything I would have hoped when we dropped him off for his first week of summer camp.  Yet, I let a few tears drop as he walked away. He was oozing with excitement and confidence upon arrival…especially as he met up with his buddy, Carson. He didn’t ask us a single question.  He […]

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summer 2010



It is definitely summertime! My house is dirtier.  As a whole, we go through even more bulk food than I care to admit.  There is a neverending need for playdates.  Getting the children to bed before 10pm when it is still daylight is impossible.  The fighting has significantly increased.  Our driveway looks like a trailer […]

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little man



Gage.  I love that kid. I sometimes get sad thinking about him. He is growing up so quickly.  His time as my baby was so short-lived with the twins arriving twenty months after he was born. He acts like a big kid.  He hangs out with the big kids.  He connects dots far beyond his […]

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