Grateful for B

I have always thought my grandparents died way too soon. Maybe it feels that way no matter when you lose a grandparent. But, I lost one before I was born, one in college, and the other two just after. None of them got to see me get married or meet my babies, their great-grandbabies. So, when I met and married Tristan, I was so excited to be welcomed into such a loving family with not one, but TWO grandparents still around. I have a lot to be thankful for this year. A beautiful, healthy little girl. An adorable little boy. An awesome best friend and husband. A new home. A warm and loving family-in-law to spend this holiday with. But, none of it would be possible with Nana B. Nana B, B Nana, or just “B”. She hasn’t been fee ... Read the full post.

I suck at this.

Charlie, First off, you probably shouldn’t use the word “suck” like mommy did in the title of this post. But we’re 20 days in to your second year of life and my first attempt at blogging for it, and I’m already behind. We made an offer on a house, I baked 3.5 pies for Thanksgiving, went to 2 places Thanksgiving day, then went to camp for 3 days. Then I got home and have had my nose stuck in books 2 and 3 of the Hunger Games series. So, somewhere in the list of all these excuses I’m trying to say – I suck stink for missing days 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19 of this journal. SO, since this is my blog and I make the rules, I’m just going to summarize with bullet points an call it even. Here goes: Da ... Read the full post.