I originally had a recipe scheduled for today, but I had such a great birthday this week, that I wanted to just say a quick thing about gratitude and love. My heart is so full that when I blew out my birthday candles, I totally forgot to make a wish. In that moment everything was […]
If my son is 19, what does that make me…?
My eldest turned 19 yesterday. Where does the time go? I started this blog to keep track of the things the kids do. Grant has provided the majority of the blogging material, but I fondly looked over some of my favorite “Devin” posts yesterday… As moms we recognize the milestones like first words and first […]
If my son was my employee, I would fire him.
I thought this problem didn’t exist anymore. We have answering machines, voice mail, texting, skype-ing, instant messaging, email, etc… I thought the days of bone-head kids screwing up my messages were over. I was wrong. I found this note on the kitchen counter when I came home from a meeting last night. Devin (my 19 […]
It’s my blog and I’ll post all the graduation pictures I want to.
My internet was down for two days… It allowed me to ponder the fact that I have a child who is now a high school graduate. Where does the time go? Isn’t he handsome!!!??? It was a big class (786 students) most of whom seemed to be award winning, honor roll-making, superb young adults. Amazing. […]
Happy Mother’s Day, from Wisenheimer #1.
I am still washing champagne flutes and working on my post about Mother’s Day Brunch. In the meantime, I wanted to share one of the Mother’s Day greetings I received…. Yep. That is a tack/push-pin, and the note is pinned to the wall. Any woman who gave birth, adopted, is a step-parent or a mentor/mother […]
The Easter Claus…. Or Santa Bunny… (Either way, it’s all kinds of wrong.)
Scene: My house. My parents stopped in for a quick visit. The boys are talking with their Gramma about upcoming Easter events. Grant: “…And will we do an Easter egg hunt at your house?” Gramma: “Yes! Of course! And what do you boys want the Easter Bunny to bring you for Easter?” Me: “Mom! The […]
NOT a well-planned joke.
Just like all of you, I’ve been baking and decorating and shopping and baking and wrapping and baking and… lots of baking. And lots of boys asking if said baked goods were ready to eat yet. Earlier this afternoon I was super-exhausted-I-need-a-nap-or-I’m-gonna-fall-over kind of tired. Just a quick power-nap. (Dear Earplugs and Dark Room, I […]
And then milk came out of my nose….
Scene: the dining room table. Conner is joking about possible names of his future children. (Let’s hope waaaaaaaay in the future…..) Since their last name is Brown, one would need to be careful about choosing a first name. Conner: “I’m going to name my kid Hash.” Me: “Ugh! Your father just about drove me crazy, […]
Who says my kid is an under-achiever…?
On the same day that Mitch came home with a certificate that he made honor roll, and Conner came home with an honor roll certificate and a “Teacher’s Choice” award….. Devin came home with this award from his chemistry teacher. He said it was because of the second criterion, so I guess it could have […]
The perils of nose picking.
Like many kids, when Devin was little he used to pick his nose. Like many moms, I tried everything under the sun to get him to stop. There was an art supply store that I frequented on a regular basis. The shopkeeper, Jerry, was a funny old guy. Jerry had a great sense of humor. […]