Before and after… Maybe


I would never post these pictures. Except this is my project for the day and I’m praying that I have better pictures when I’m done tonight 🙂




my (big) boy


Tristan got his class placement letter and school supply list for Pre-K in the mail today. I can’t believe he’s going to the “big” school in just a few weeks!

He got the teacher we requested and I am thrilled for him – I think he’s going to love her! I’ve heard she’s very friendly and laid-back and that’s just what my (sometimes) sensitive boy needs.

By coincidence, he fell in love with a backpack at Old Navy today – superhero, of course. When he was trying it on, he looked SO grown-up that I could cry. I just cannot believe my baby is packing up to go to school, ride the bus, go on field trips… Where does time go?

To celebrate the exciting day, he requested octopus hot dogs for dinner. At least that’s one thing he still needs me for!

my favorite time of year


As July creeps in and we get closer and closer to the dreaded end of summer… it’s also my favorite time of year. School supplies go on sale! I’ve always loved school supplies, even back in the days when my treasured collection was a box of Lisa Frank shaped erasers. I’m a nerd, a geek, and I’m a proud of it. 

Yesterday, this came in the mail: 

(Don’t worry, Walmart doesn’t know I exist, so no endorsements happening here!)

My husband thought I was a little crazy to be so giddy about pens and pencils but they just make me super happy. Right now, my Safari window has tabs for Staples and Office Max, where I can peruse this week’s big sales.

I always joke that I became a teacher so I would always need school supplies… sometimes I think it might not be a joke after all. :-X

welcome to the crazy


If you’ve made it here somehow, you were probably bribed (by me?) or just really bored.

But either way, welcome to the crazy.

My life isn’t always entertaining or even funny, but it has its moments.

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i should write a book


Not for the fame. And certainly not expecting any fortune. But because my godmother always said I would.

We lost her unexpectedly, on Feb 5 of this year, and it left a hole in all our hearts. She was a nurse by trade, a caregiver by nature. She was my third parent, my mentor, my teacher, my friend. I couldn’t be where I am today without her and I will always feel like I owe her something for that.

I have no idea what it would be about, or how I would start. But I know what my title page would say: to annie, with love. And to all the purple rabbits in the world.

I’m not ready to write a book just yet, so for now I blog. I will write about my family because it’s what I know… And because it’s what she loved.