Beware the drill!

The boys had their 6-month dentist check-up today, and everything went just fine. Except for the fact that Noah needs to have a filling. Crap! Apparently his six-year molars have an enamel “defect” that will need sealants, but one of them needs to be “smoothed out”. This was all according to “Dr. Angie” who looks […]

You Capture: Peace

I actually thought ahead a bit on this week’s challenge. We were at the zoo on Saturday for Andy’s birthday, and as we were walking around, I noticed some things that made me feel peaceful (despite my crazy boys running around and the commotion over by the prairie dog lair that was […]

The “eyes” have it

The boys’ eyes, that is. And “it” is conjunctivitis, otherwise known as pink eye.

It’s in Noah’s left eye, and Caden’s right eye. (It’s hard to see Caden’s because he was smiling, and it’s not as severe as Noah’s.) So we made our pilgrimage to the doctor (who I love, and who, thankfully, […]


We’ve lived in our house for a little over 4 years, and we really haven’t gotten to know our neighbors very well. We know our neighbors on either side of us, and we know two of the neighbors across the street. I actually work with a different neighbor across the street. But we live on […]

Blue skies

“People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize: […]

Garden beauty

I’m exhausted right now, so this is a quick one. I worked today, then cleaned the house (a little bit!) to be ready for having our families over for dinner to celebrate Andy’s birthday. I’m falling into a food coma now, fueled by grilled marinated chicken, corn on the cob, Sun Chips, fresh fruit, Mikes […]

Happy Birthday, Hubby!

Today is Andy’s birthday. It’s been a pretty typical day around here, but he got to golf yesterday and he’s golfing tomorrow, so it makes for a decent weekend. We had a lazy morning, I made ham and cheese eggs for breakfast, Andy grouted the bathroom floor (pictures tomorrow, probably!), and then we headed to […]


Ciao Bella Blood Orange Sorbet. So refreshing. I highly recommend it. ‘Nuf said.

You Capture: Motion

Another week, another challenge. And this one was a little bit of a challenge. But when we were at the water park yesterday (more on that later), I thought I’d take advantage of the thousands of times Noah went down one of the water slides (Caden wasn’t much of a fan!).


Fun at the park

Today I took the boys to a nearby park to meet up with one of Noah’s friends from preschool. His mom and his sister came too. We don’t get to see them nearly often enough, so it was a great chance for the kids to be crazy together and the moms to visit. There was […]