A Caterpillar Named Mason – PSF/GMYBS

Caterpillar to chrysalis

It’s Caterpillar Project season in 2nd grade. Caterpillars and chrysalis’ and mallow plants are all Reese has wanted to talk about this week. So when she brought a fuzzy caterpillar home on a stick on Tuesday, I figured it would be fun for her to observe it for a few hours. It’s our policy to […]

Miss Mary’s Legacy – PSF

remembering Mary

A year ago, my friend Mary died of cancer. I didn’t write more than a quick mention of her cancer since the day that I first heard the news. I didn’t know what to say. I still don’t know what to say, but after today, I feel like I have to say something. My heart […]

Reese’s Baptism – Photostory Friday Link-up

Reese baptism

Last Saturday, my youngest daughter, Reese, was baptized. Not only was this a special day for her in and of itself, but it was especially unique because it was the 22nd anniversary of her Daddy’s baptism, when he was a senior in high school. Despite the fact that we really missed having Grandma and Grandpa […]

Traditional Easter Eggs – PSF GMYBS Link-up

Easter eggs

After showing off our slightly complicated Easter Egg decorating the other day, today I am ready to share the more traditional “dunk and dye” eggs that we also decorated this week. Sadly, we have spent the majority of our Spring Break with 2 or 3 kids sick. Vacation is no fun when all you want […]

Where Are the Blossoms? PSF – GMYBS

After a morning blogger event in DC, I joined a few of my local blogger friends for a quick drive down to the National Mall to see the last of the season’s cherry blossoms. Note: no drive to Downtown DC can be considered “quick.” In fact 5 miles in DC will usually take about 30 […]

A Glimpse Into my Life – Link Up!

I am convinced that the iphone is helping me document my life like nothing else. Despite the fact that some of my family members complain that I am taking too many pictures with my new-ish phone, I am sold on it….and mildly addicted to sharing everything from funny kid quotes to pretty views on Instagram. […]

Washington DC Cherry Blossoms

Washington DC Cherry Blossoms

I was faced with a dilemma this morning. The kids were out of school, and several of my friends had planned a trip to take all of our kids to DC for the annual Cherry Blossom Festival. I wanted to go. Three of my kids really wanted to go (three of my kids have best […]

Signs of Spring – PSF and GMYBS

Signs of Spring

Can we all breathe a collective sigh of relief for Spring? The emergence of flowers, buds, birds, sunlight, and color everywhere not only makes me want to be outside, but it makes me want to pull my camera out more often. I’ve definitely noticed a Winter camera hibernation of sorts. I just don’t feel inspired […]

The Best Plans – PhotoStory Friday

St patrick's day at the doctor

How often do perfect plans get dashed by days like today? The morning started out with a very green visit to the doctor (diagnosis: pink eye), followed by the most painful dentist cleaning of my life. Reese, who came along with me, remarked that she was “freaked out” having to watch it. Apparently, this new […]

8-Year-Old Reese (Photostory Friday linky!)

Reese birthday Hat

March 11 is Reese’s 8th birthday. Eight! She is a joy. A little ball of energy. A lot of personality stuffed into a small package. Happy birthday to my Reese! My mom has been crocheting hats ever since she arrived at our house on Tuesday night. I love the hat she brought for me, and […]