I fully admit I never really watch NBA (no KC team meant I never had a team I felt compelled to cheer for), but here I am literally shedding tears over the loss of this man who I obviously never knew. Athletes have a way of making us care about them and the impact (good… Continue reading RIP Kobe
We are a week in to the new year and so far I’m actually sticking to my New Year’s goal. Here are my tips for making the “what’s for dinner?” question a little less stressful. Read More at: http://bit.ly/2T0yo0V
New Year, New Me...or just the same stressed out, overscheduled me, but with less anxiety about it all. The last two weeks have been a welcome break from our routine. No work, no kindergarten drop-off, no dance classes to rush to, no PTA meetings to plan for, no packing lunches, not even any real bedtimes.… Continue reading Back in the Groove
Madeline and her two favorite Patricks.
We had a lot of fun checking out the new Urban Air in Lenexa, Kansas today. It was a great way to wrap up winter break (and would be a great way to burn off lots of energy inside on cold days!). We mostly played on the trampolines, but there was soooo much more to… Continue reading Jumping in to the New Year
I always forget how much we do until I look back at photos and videos. We shared in the joy of the birth of our newest nephew, Landon. We cheered as we watched Madeline take the big stage at her first dance competition. We celebrated as Madeline turned FIVE. We cried happy tears as we… Continue reading Happy New Year
Madeline’s “big kid” gift this year was an Instax camera. Can’t wait to see the world through her eyes.
Christmas Eve box is opened, matching pajamas are on, The Night Before Christmas has been read by dad, cookies are out, Santa’s special key is on the door, and we are all ready for Santa.
I dreamed of Joshua last night. And not in a sweet “Remember I’m always with you, momma” kind of way. In a “I felt the whole weight of his loss all over again and couldn’t breathe” kind of way. Holidays are always hard. I see the presents under the tree and wish there were more...for… Continue reading Give Yourself Grace
My Grandma was one of my all-time favorite people ever. No matter what, she always knew just the right thing to say give me advice, make me laugh, or to ease even my biggest heartbreaks. These last 15 years without her have been full of so many things that I wish I could tell her,… Continue reading Always Loved, Always Missed