Where’s The Beef?


Today is a very special Friday. It's my Birthday Eve! Sorry, I just tend to get a little excited about my special day. Yes, I'll  be staying up till midnight just to toast the special occasion. Oddly enough my husband's birthday is Monday. Guess I should start thinking about his gift! This week's #welcomehome photo does a great job of showing just how crazy my life can get sometimes. Tuesday evening we rushed home from work and drove a half hour to make a 6:30 p.m. appointment, leaving … [Read more...]

Heart of Hearing

What We Said

Today's post is part of my "What We Said" series where I share an every day conversation that does a perfect job of summing up my life. If you're just joining and want to catch up, be sure to check out the rest of the series. This conversation is representative of what every mother faces from time to time. However, for some reason, it had been quite a while since I had experienced anything of this nature and that's probably why it struck me the way it did. I may have been overreacting … [Read more...]

I Need A Drink!


I really cannot believe that July is almost halfway over. This is such a busy month for us. We have a very special family wedding this weekend and therefore, will be savoring every moment of pure, unadulterated joy. Per this week's #welcomehome photo, I may have started the festivities a bit early. Monday night I enjoyed the best kind of dinner with the best kind of friend. We shared amazing food, wine and conversation for nearly two hours. It was such a luxury to skip the dinner … [Read more...]

How To Keep Your Teen Busy During The Summer


A few weeks after school ends the novelty of summer vacation wears off and reality sets in: the first day of school is further away than we thought. While staying entertained during summer vacation is tough for any kid, in my experience, the years between thirteen and sixteen are the most challenging. These teens are too young to work and drive; yet they are too old for daycare or summer camp. Therefore, boredom sets in quickly and can be almost impossible to get rid of. However, with … [Read more...]

Fly Away With Me


In honor of Independence Day I'm switching things up a little and revealing your favorite #welcomehome photo a day early! Bug and I love playing card games so I was pleasantly surprised to find this old deck of playing cards sitting on the table last night. My sister, who is in the airline industry, gave them to Bug a few years ago. They have such a cool, retro look plus I love the message they share: "serving those who serve". How fitting that this was everyone's favorite photo as we … [Read more...]