April 3, 2019

I was feeling optimistic, confident, and excited to spend the day in Chicago with my family.  Traffic slowed as we neared the city which gave us ample time to stare up at the massive buildings.  We continued along the lakeshore until we found a parking spot.  It was co...

April 20, 2018

I looked out the plane window in awe at the most spectacular colors of blue that the ocean had to offer. Kristen and I were headed to a Caribbean Island destination for a week-long, kid-free vacation with some close friends.  I couldn’t wait.  I was like a kid in a can...

January 11, 2018

I don’t need to describe how bitter cold it's been to my fellow Michiganders, but for those in warmer climates, let’s just suffice to say that the snow squeaks when you walk on it.  Squeaky snow means it’s 14 degrees or below (it’s proven science…I googled it) and that...

December 6, 2017

Allow me to start off with a disclaimer:  I mean no disrespect toward my husband in what I’m about to say.  After all, it would be counterproductive to post thoughts on a marriage blog dissin’ your spouse so I assure you, I am speaking the truth in love when I say my h...

August 16, 2017

I dug my feet into the batter’s box and readied myself for the pitch.  As a scrawny 11-year-old, you could almost see my knees trembling as I watched the huge, man sized 12-year-old stare me down.  We all thought he was old enough to drive himself to the games – someon...

May 1, 2017

On this particular day, there were more of them than usual.  In fact, I had never seen so many!  Maybe it was the sudden and unexpected burst of warm weather that brought them out of the woodwork but at every turn, I spotted another one!  As I weaved my cart up and dow...

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