Lucy at 10 months

Lucy at 10 months

Dear Lucy, Your first birthday, my dear, is officially around the corner.  This baffles me.  Sure, the first few months of your life crawled by, but now you are crawling by, and it is not going slowly at all.  As you gobbled pad see ew off the table the other night at our favorite Thai […]

Third Time’s a Charm

Third Time’s a Charm

Our now-annual friends’ reunion with the Kings and the Gambills is kind of fall, all bottled up and condensed into one weekend.  And this year we got the concoction just right.  The weather in central Tennessee was crisp.  The skies were bright and sunny, and the hillsides reflected that sun in brilliant greens, golds, and […]

Five (mostly BIG) Things for September

Five (mostly BIG) Things for September

Aaaaand…boom.  That is me, once again, failing to blog when real things are happening.  Each of these items deserves its own blog entry, and I hate combing through lovely pictures to find just one or two (or three…or four…) of each thing.  But!  We will never get caught up if I don’t, and they will […]

The Middle of October

The Middle of October

Just a couple of thoughts on this Sunday afternoon. H&L:  My kids are suddenly growing so fast.  This morning I somehow got caught up in reading old entries of this blog.  That seems a little narcissistic, I realize, but having this record of our little family for ourselves is my favorite reason for blogging.  Lucy […]

Friday Confessions

Friday Confessions

It’s been a dreary, rainy couple of days outside, and I know that if it goes on like this for long I am going to be tearing my hair out.  But truth be told, I think a couple stormy, cozy days inside are just what we needed.  If I had written this blog entry a […]

10.

10.

Jason was recently talking to someone who works at an organization that is now ten years old, and they said to him, “We’re not a start-up anymore.”  I liked that.  This marriage, too, is no longer a start-up but a real, true, decade-old one.  That’s nice to say, because it feels like it’s been ten years…mostly in […]

A Handful for August

A Handful for August

A Handful for August You will note, I hope, that I am now finally “caught up” for the summer.  Sure, spring once again passed by without much mention on this blog, but there are still 21 days left in August—an eternity!—so summer, at least, is not a complete loss. So where were we?  I think […]

Westward Ho!

Westward Ho!

It has been six weeks since our trip west, but summer is not over yet, so write about it I will! Our trip was a tad…intense, I guess.  It involved a lot of hauling around two tiny kids and all the junk that goes with them.  Good.  So fun.  Love it.  But oh, we were […]

Lucy at Seven Months

Lucy at Seven Months

Dear Lucy, If six months was a milestone, seven months is a blur on the way to your first birthday.  All of the sudden I find myself thinking about what kind of big girl car seat to get you or how you need 18 month-sized pajamas for the winter or how much I will miss […]

A Handful for July

A Handful for July

A Handful for July So, the past two weeks started with jet lag and a very poor decision to try and potty train Henry, and they ended with me at the gym at 9 pm trying not to yell at everyone around me.  Not pretty.  This morning, however, both of my kids slept until 7.  […]