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My Father in Heaven

My Father in Heaven

Monday marks the second anniversary of my dad’s passing.  It’s been two years, and even writing that first sentence still takes my breath away.  Two years later, and I still can’t believe he is gone. I don’t write about my dad often.  At least, not his passing, anyway.  I don’t really …

If You Give a Teacher a Summer Vacation…

If You Give a Teacher a Summer Vacation…

Last Friday, I had to go to the grocery store. Simple enough task, right? We had a ton of food leftover from the Fourth of July, and our family had been eating hot dogs and pasta salad all week long. We were in need of substance. And milk. I figured …

Sideline Momma

Sideline Momma

Last week, I took the kids to the Downtown Disney splash pad. It’s one of our favorite summertime places. We went early …

Rainy Summer Afternoons

Rainy Summer Afternoons

We have entered that time of summer in Florida when afternoon thunderstorms are part of the daily routine. Every afternoon around 3:00, …

A Fabulous Fourth!

A Fabulous Fourth!

The Fourth of July is one of Chris’s favorite holidays. And with all the grilling, swimming, and firework action, who wouldn’t love …

But, Oh, Those Summer Nights

But, Oh, Those Summer Nights

Summer days around here are pretty awesome.  The pool, the beach, splash pads, ice cream trucks, skipping naps, library visits, play dates, …

Life Happens

Life Happens

Oh, imaginary friends!  How I have missed you this past week!  I did not intend to take a break from blogging, but …

At the End of the Day

At the End of the Day

At the end of the day, Chris and I are drained. Work has taken a ton out of me. If I go …