Family Photo Prep Time

Family Photo Prep Time

This coming weekend, we are meeting with the fabulous Jenn Hopkins for our annual family portraits. To be honest, every time we have done these, I have not thought about them until, like, the day before the session and then frantically tried to pull everything together from our closets so that we looked somewhat coordinated. This was in 2011. Look at my babies! And will you please look at Gracie’s chubby little legs and Bean’s sweet little baby face?!?! I die! This was from Gracie’s newborn shoot… Oh, Lord. My…

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Confession: Sometimes I Suck at Life

Confession: Sometimes I Suck at Life

The last two weeks for me have been some of the busiest of the year.  Not only have my own children begun their end of the school year activities (our daycare uses a school calendar, and so their curriculum goes up until the end of school in June, too), but my own school where I teach have started their own end of year activities. Though I am not required to participate in any of my school activities beyond teaching, I love getting to hang out with my students at the…

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If You Give a Boy a Swing Set

If You Give a Boy a Swing Set

If you give a boy a swing set, chances are he’s going to ask for you to turn the sprinklers on so he can swing in the “rain.” And if the boy gets his clothes wet while swinging with the sprinkler on, then he’s probably going to want to go ahead and play directly in the sprinkler, too. He IS already wet, you know… And if he’s already wet from the sprinkler, then he might as well put his feet in the pool… And kick…   And yell loudly… And…

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First Swim of 2014!

First Swim of 2014!

Last Wednesday was a really crappy day.  I woke up late, got into a stupid argument with Chris over bounce houses (don’t ask…), left my cell phone at home, forgot my morning snack, taught a crappy lesson to kids who are completely OVER school right now, and then locked my car keys in my classroom on my way out that afternoon and had to find a custodian to let me back in. Blah. I picked the kids up from school, and when we walked in the house, I took one…

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