Category Archives: Family


That was a mistake

Elliott has a thing for his black hand-me-down Converse lately. So when one came off tonight about 20 minutes before it was time to get ready for bed, I kept dropping his shoe when he pushed it at me repeatedly to get me to put it back on him – because there’s no point in putting a shoe back on that’s about to come off in 20 minutes.
Finally I threw it toward the stairs and he went and got it, and THREW IT AT ME.
My eyes must have gotten scary wide in the way that mom’s eyes do when OH YOU DID IT NOW, because he immediately went all

imageand ran toward the stairs, nearly crying and saying, “no baby! No baby!”
(Translation: “No, I’m the baby! I shouldn’t get in trouble!”)

Weekend disappointment and failures

It is silly to feel as despondent as I do. Especially since I am as fortunate as I am — my family is healthy and happy and provided for, we have all we need, and we even got to go to a fantastic event like the California Strawberry Festival. But I am despondent. Why? Because I lost my photos. Continue reading

Visiting the Palm Springs Air Museum

A couple of weeks ago, my family and I went out to Indio for a visit with my sisters. My older sister had been telling me for months she wanted to take the boys to the Palm Springs Air Museum, so we of course made our way there during this visit.

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