Two Week Wait… and a Birthday Party!

It’s been two weeks since I wrote anything and I’m feeling a strong pull to get back in the game. I can’t say it’s been an enjoyable two week vacation, not exactly. It’s been a whirlwind of back to school, family visiting from out of town, temporary dog-sitting for my sister, who broke her kneecap, […]

Happy Birthday Party! #WW

This past weekend, our family celebrated the second and third birthdays of my nephew Avery and my niece Abby. It was a beautiful day for a birthday party – sunshine bright and full of laughter and the people that I love the most in the world. I’m linking up several places for Wordful/Wordless Wednesday…

Together Again for Memorial Day

My family is {almost} all together again, and it is shaping up to be a very busy week. The first day of every month is difficult for David and I, as we are reminded that another month has ticked by since we have seen our baby girl, so busy is most welcome. We spent our […]

Baby Rabies – Wordful Wednesday

I’m an aunt for the fourth time! I got the news early yesterday morning that my newest nephew was born! Erik Thomas arrived at 4:21 on March 13, 7 lbs. 12 oz, 20.5 inches long, healthy and beautiful. I couldn’t be happier for my brother Colin and his wife Stephanie, as well as new big […]

Random Struggles

This week is filled with random struggles. The beginning of the month is always hard, as I am consumed with thoughts of how old Clara would be (8 months now), what she would be doing (crawling? standing? saying “dada”?) and images of what she might have looked like by now. Then I have to go look […]

How Sweet the Sting

This week, I’m participating again in “Stream of Consciousness Sunday”, hosted by Jana of Jana’s Thinking Place. The idea is to type for 5 minutes, a brain dump of sorts, and then to publish without editing the writing at all. Three years ago today, my oldest cousin Joshua Alva Kirkman died. He was 32 years old […]

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