Saturday, December 31, 2016


Logan our son was actually named after Wolverine.  My favorite actor and character ;).  Today we went to see the movie Sing and saw the Logan signs!
After we had our little photo op I asked Sophia what is special about Wolverine?

"Well he has metal things that come out his hands and  he's naked in most of the movies"

Friday, December 30, 2016

Scrappy Speed Quilt Top

Made a scrap quilt today for our king size bed. So much fun. I was a little bummed about how many touching colors there were but that's part of the speed quilt you are never sure how it will turn out.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Lego madness

So many new legos for my little guy and he is completely content to put them together with me! Love

Sunday, December 25, 2016


Still waking at 6 to race down the stairs and see what Santa left them.  Their energy and excitement never ceases to amaze me. I am so proud of my not so wee ones. They make mistakes they pick themselves up,  and they march on.  MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

That year.

The year they politely take turns.  I put ingredients away and total chaos did not happen. I am proud, thankful, and a bit sad they are growing up.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016


It is has been a tough year. Losing my mom and then two friends.  People who made the world a funny and hopeful place. All to cancer.  I feel heavy in my heart, in my head, and in the pit of my belly.  I tell myself to look to the light and hope for the future. To focus on the good in people and to take time to breathe.   I wish to send my sadness up and away. 

A friend recently told me life is really just a series of changes that you go through from beginning to end, and that at the root of change is loss. You can't have change without the loss of something. So really, life is loss.

If that is the case then can I lose cancer. Can I change it so it's no worse then a hangnail or a pimple.

Cancer I ban you from stealing another life, from hurting another loved one, from touching another family.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Busy busy busy

Today I spent the day running from the dentist, to a winter program, to basketball.  The greatest gift was lunch with my main squeeze at a fab new restaurant that had pecan pie beer. Yes you read that right it was delish.  Then a bit of sewing out of my new birthday bag made for me by my aunt!  Days are full of memories.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Things to remember

Today was not ordinary, but the ordinary moments are the ones I choose to remember. Snowday meant we got to sleep in. Sophia did my hair into a tragic mess of 5 rubberbands that took a large chunk of my hair with it upon removal. The kids went out in the slippery wet mess and sledded.  Breaking the made in America sled in little more then 30 minutes. It didn't matter, that memory was well worth the $9.00. Then we went to see Star Wars and out to eat.  The moment I chose to remember today though is no more than a minute.  I took Logan to the john before the movie and he held my hand.  Still 7 and always so busy it is a rare moment when he slows down to walk with me. His feet are rarely both on the ground at once. One is on a curb the other lunging for some other point while twisting or dabbing or wiggling and jiggling. Today though his hand, warm and a little sticky held mine, and it felt just right.