Travelling as a Parent

By Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Meggie Lou and Robbie Leigh (did you know they have country names?) are leaving tomorrow for California.  I can count on one hand the amount of times they have travelled together since becoming parents. That tally would be once. In 2007 they went to Florida, where they eloped, but that was only because a good friend of Wizzy's was getting married there. Jax was two, Kai was 8 ...

Outdoor Movie Night

By Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Every year when school comes to an end Meg and I have a little party for the kids. It is never anything extravagant, usually it involves letting them pick what we eat for dinner and staying up late. This year, we wanted to kick it up a notch, but still keep it low-stress. We decided on an outdoor movie ...

Billie’s 7th Birthday

By Wednesday, July 6, 2016

My youngest turns seven-years-old today. Here she is with her bestie Wells this past weekend: I remember vividly when my eldest turned five, I thought having a five-year-old was outrageous. Now he's eleven and fighting the pre-teen demons and my baby girl is SEVEN. She's such an interesting cat. Of all the eight grandchildren in our family, I think ...

Leigh’s Summer Goals

By Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Unlike Meg, who I know is secretly hoping for a summer full of routine, I am going to let the summer happen; which means there will be eight weeks of chaos and anarchy. I can't do the library thing because I lose books and pay too many fines. I also spend the whole time staring at ...

Meg’s Summer Vacation

By Tuesday, June 28, 2016

It's like clockwork, the countdown to summer vacation begins and so does my pondering over what to do. Do I try to maintain some kind of routine; library on Tuesdays, chores on Thursdays - or do I play it cool and let it unfold as it will? Let's get real here, never has a summer gone by ...