The Possum Chronicles

It began on Tuesday night, September 4, when Major lost his mind. Evenings are typically low-key for our blue tick hound, but something had triggered his huntin...

Christmas 2016

Christmas celebrations began on Saturday night with Jeremy and Jackson exchanging their brother gifts – a tradition my sister and I had and one we’v...

Like new little baby teeth

You know how exciting it is when those first few teeth pop through your precious baby’s tender gums? You knew it was coming, you saw all the signs. Then s...

A couple of firsts

The past two weekends served as firsts for Jeremy. Instead of trick-or-treating (which was a first in itself), he went on his first official deer hunt. He and C...

The Joint Birthday Gift

The boys had been asking for a basketball goal for at least a year, and once we realized they were completely serious, we decided to give them one as a joint bi...

Nature Love

We’ve settled into a summer routine of sorts. Math drills in the morning, then chores, then sporadic times of electronics and playing outside. Meals whene...

Oh how my garden grows

The weeds are bad, but everything is growing beautifully. Having never grown potatoes before, I didn’t know what to expect. So far, so good! The Japanese ...

Sweet Sofia

Six month olds are the most fun: Major wasn’t the easiest prop to work with, but in his defense, he doesn’t know he’s 75 pounds.

Our sick puppy

We noticed Major was acting strangely Monday morning. He was lethargic and not eating, two qualities that are inconsistent with his normal behavior. By the afte...

Time to Train

It’s hard to believe I went a full year without running a race. Even though I participated in an 8K in 2013, I did not earn a medal, and I’ve been g...

My other boys

One of them was happy to take a photo this morning and wish you a happy weekend. The other pretended not to hear me. Forgive his rudeness. He doesn’t care...

No more football

It was a hard conversation, but it was a necessary one. Jeremy is no longer able to play tackle football on account of the hearing loss he suffered in the last ...

Then and Now

It was 2008. Chuck was in the academy while the boys and I lived in a two-bedroom apartment awaiting the big move to Texas. Jackson was two, Jeremy was nearly f...

My Buddy and Me

Wherever I go, he goes. My buddy: I’m not an attachment parent, but clearly I’m  an attachment dog owner.  We’re together all the time, and wh...

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