Family

how he made my Mother’s Day

yesterday afternoon, these arrived. sweet Spy actually remembered Mother’s Day all the way in Poland—and did something about it. not that he’s terrible in this area, but he still totally scored some points with the gesture alone. but there’s more. not only are they gorgeous, they are from my favorite florist. he actually remembered that […]

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bunny tales

as if there haven’t been enough festivities lately, one more big one before we slide gently into the summer’s long stretch of nothingness. i’m so ready. the school bonnet parade kicked things off on Thursday. those kids are all so cute and the teachers always do such a fantastic job of coming up with amazingly […]

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forty__________.

if it’s a day in April, it must be someone’s birthday in this household. after the whole four extravaganza, i was honestly too mentally exhausted to even think about Spy’s birthday today. and no, there will definitely not be a celebration or post for Parker’s birthday on Wednesday. i did at least manage to throw together […]

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four.

cannot believe Miss Girl had another birthday this weekend! god, i must be getting old. we celebrated her fourth with all the appropriate fanfare, including nearly 20 friends, a bounce house and cupcakes. and of course some adult beverages for the mommies and daddies. after weeks of discussion, we finally settled on a Pajamas in the Park theme, […]

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the Christmas shoot

so here we are. it’s the middle of November and time to start diving into the annual Christmas card project. and here i am with no family photo. coordinating with our regular photographer this fall for our annual family shoot proved to be impossible. given the current financial circumstances around here, it was probably an […]

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bye-bye, sweet friend

so sad to report that yesterday, we had to put down our beloved Maury, matriarch of our household wild kingdom and the dog i often called second mommy because of how she watched after Miss Girl like her own little pup. she was 15 (that’s 105 to you and me) and her body just finally […]

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