the weekend

While I was away in Idaho for my dad’s surprise party, life went on full-speed ahead at home. The Girl (the one with the curly hair above) went to her senior Homecoming dance. She and her friend had a wonderful time getting ready together, and […]

route 66 quilt

My dad’s Route 66 quilt is finally in the books, after its humble beginnings in a trash bag in the back of the closet. I’m happy with the red and white front and actually really pleased with the pieced back. I was able to work […]

mondays with the girl

I’ve written before about how when my son started playing club soccer out of town, I thought that it was going to be a huge inconvenience, but it has actually turned out to be a blessing of Time. Two whole hours to write, read, sew–whatever I […]

all of a sudden he’s thirteen

Well, it’s official. My baby is a teenager. We celebrated at home with an early (and I mean early) soccer game, a stop for donuts on the way home, and gifts a little later in the morning. His one request was a unicycle. It frankly […]

landmark year

This is kind of a landmark year for us. The Girl is a senior. Yep. How did this happen so fast? I know it’s such a cliche, but seriously, I cannot deal with how quickly this has all gone. But instead of lamenting and denying […]

end of summer blues

Summer is barreling to a close and I’m desperately trying to hang on to all the moments. All the big ones and small ones alike. From leisurely mornings, to afternoon outings, to our ten days in Washington. We even snuck in a deep cleaning of […]

{this moment}

{this moment} ~ A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. Linking up with Soulemama. Share List

playing catch up

Working part-time and writing a book has taken a toll on my homemaking routine. I work a marketing job three days a week and loved having my Tuesdays and Thursdays available to really do the business of running my home. Cleaning, shopping, errands, making and […]

not quite dad’s quilt

About four years ago I made my dad a quilt for his 70th birthday. I was a new quilter and had this crazy idea that I would get some different novelty fabrics that represented different sides of him and somehow work them all together into […]

nineteen years

Nineteen years today. Three kids, cancer, the death of several parents, and a million more of life’s ups and downs.  We’ve been through a lot together and it has made us stronger than ever. I can’t imagine going through life with anyone else. Happy Anniversary! Share […]