Wedding Anniversary Yesterday was our 8th wedding anniversary. 8 years! Sometimes it feels like just yesterday, while at other times it seems so long ago. We've moved 3 times, had 3 babies, each had a number of jobs, been on a dozen or so road trips, and had a lot of crazy adventures. We've had some really difficult times, and it's been a lot of work, but I wouldn't change … [Read more...]
Forty is the new Forty: Happy Birthday to Me!
Forty The day has arrived. As of 9 am this morning, I have joined the club. I am forty. Wow. That feels really weird to say. I mean I know I rarely get carded anymore, being in my pajamas on Saturday nights by 10 pm (Ok. 7pm. Who am I kidding?) is perfectly wonderful, and I have three kids, but forty still doesn't seem real. However, as I've gotten older, I'm learning to … [Read more...]
The Secret of the Nap and Bedtime routines
The Nap Oh, the nap. How I love thee. I don't want to jinx myself, but I think I've finally cracked the napping puzzle. In case you don't remember, ever since the twins transitioned into toddler beds, nap time has been sheer torture. It usually ends up with some yelling, screaming, and lots of crying. The crying is mostly from me. I am not ready for them to give up their … [Read more...]