(Not At All) Wordless Wednesday #204 – Extreme Sports, Bowling Edition

Bowling – it’s not for the faint-hearted. I mean you’re talking lifting heavy objects and swinging them around, all while wearing shoes that not only get worn by hundreds of other people, but which have never gone out of style only because they never have been IN style to begin with. And yes, bowling injuries […]

Wordless Wednesday #203 – Big Waves!

The girls had a blast playing in the waves at the Lake Michigan beach on Sunday: See more photos at Wordless Wednesday, Project Alicia, Live and Love Out Loud, Seven Clown Circus, Parenting By Dummies, Better in Bulk, and 5 Minutes For Mom! Sphere: Related Content

Two weeks left

Was it really only a couple of months ago that I was lamenting the cool, rainy spring that we had and wishing we’d finally get some summer weather? Trust Mother Nature to oblige – in spades. This has been one of the hottest summers on record here and what I’ve realized is that whether it’s […]

Hellos and Harry Potter

Well hello there (blows a little dust off the edge of the site). It’s so nice to see you again – yes, I know it’s been a little while. I’m full of excuses but basically it’s been summertime and nope, there hasn’t been a whole lot of knitting going on around here. I could blame […]

Wordless Wednesday #202 – Beautiful San Jose

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A moment of panic

The other day when the girls and I were at the bookstore, I saw a copy of Jaycee Dugard’s memoir, A Stolen Life. I’d only read a few news stories about her and what she went through during the 18 years that she was in captivity away from her family, so out of curiosity I […]

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday #201 – Can you tell what’s different?

  Here’s a hint… This was originally to be a birthday gift for Abbi’s 10th birthday back in April, but she was very hesitant at the time about getting it done, so we waited. She brought the subject back up a few times over the past several weeks, so we stopped in a couple of […]

Grammatical

Ok, so I’m somewhat of a grammar geek. Not that I can boast perfect grammar – far from it, but most of my issues are times where I’ve specifically chosen to break away from ‘acceptable’ grammar for the purpose of sounding less ‘formal’ and more similar (I think) to the way that I talk. Like […]

Genetics

I remember back to when I was pregnant with each of my girls, wondering as all expectant parents do – who will my baby look like? Will he/she have my eyes or my husband’s hair color? Ron and I hoped that our kids would end up with his aptitude for mathematics mixed with my love […]