We had an awesome trip! I’m not sure if it’s exactly what the WoJos had expected, but our trip was sure enhanced by them being there. My good friend Dave (Grant’s godfather) came along as well. I think it was his first camping trip… it was definitely his first over-night in a tent. My parents […]
We’re such good neighbors! Any one of you would be darn lucky to live near us! Thursday night: We come home from camping and begin unloading perishables from the trailer with banging noises, dropping things, boys too loud and parents loudly whispering “ssshhh!” Friday: More unloading of the trailer, our washer and dryer running 24/7, […]
One of my favorite Grant moments from our camping trip: Setting #1: the road into the campground – There are two chipmunks that have met an unfortunate end under the wheels of someone’s RV. We hurry past them on the way back from the creek. “Oh, poor chipmunks” as we quickly scoot Grant past the […]
We’re getting ready to go on our annual camping trip. We leave before the crack of dawn on Saturday the 19th and come back the evening of Thursday the 24th. It is a 10 hour drive each way. We camp in tents and pack in just about everything but water. It takes a wee bit […]
My wonderful husband surprised me with a birthday dinner at one of my favorite restaurants last night. Our friends Ernie & Raquel and Brett & Laurie were waiting for us when we came in. It was such a nice surprise, especially since things have been really hectic and stressful. Rich is very fortunate that “hectic […]
A year ago today we lost our friend Donna to breast cancer. She put up an inspirational fight for 4 years and brought a community closer (and at the same time made that community bigger). I think about her every day and I am trying to live by her advice. I don’t always succeed, but […]
There may be 50 ways to leave your lover, but there’s only one way to wear a balloon hat. Few can pull it off.
It’s been said that if you have 5 really good friends over the course of your lifetime that you are really lucky. How lucky am I that I have pretty much had the same awesome group of friends my entire lifetime? Don’t get me wrong: I make new friends all the time. My attitude isn’t, […]