Unusual Punishment

One of the things that scares me most about having children is the discipline you have to instill in them if you want them to be healthy, tolerable, functioning humans. I don’t mean discipline as in “will I spank my child or not?”, because if I have a kid anything like I was, the answer will be…

The Sky Dancer Dances Again

About a week before Christmas I sent a Buzzfeed article to Isaac titled “50 Things You Will Never Get for Christmas Again.” I (semi) jokingly told him that we were over if he didn’t find a way to give me something on that list for Christmas. I also hinted that #31, the Sky Dancer, was…

Fall, Baby

As an ex-coffee drinker, I no longer get excited about the oh-so-popular Pumpkin Spice Latte making its grand reentrance this fall. Instead, the photographer in me is excited about gorgeous backdrops. The writer/reader in me can’t wait for the chilly weather excuse to stay inside all weekend curled up with my laptop and a book.…

Toddler Rules

“No matter how old you are, no matter how badass you think you are, if a toddler hands you a ringing toy phone, you answer it.” My dad happens to be a fantastic leader of military operations during the week, and toy phone answer-er on the weekends. Such a good grandpa 🙂 Thank you Char for the…

Happy Birthday, Liam!

Dear Liam, Today is your first birthday! You have been on this planet for 365 days and in that short time, you have impacted the lives of so many different people. It is a bizarre feeling to love a person before you even know him or her, but I did. As soon as I saw…