Memories for the Forgetful

I have a notoriously bad memory. My sister says she does, too, and so we think it’s a genetic thing. Which explains why I often make plans with my mom and sister, but then we all forget we had plans. It’s not just that I forget things like plans, I have forgotten whole chunks of my life for no apparent reason. I can’t remember anything about high school, for instance. I know I had a great time and that I had some really fun friends, but I can’t remember any…

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Review and Giveaway: First Friends

Don’t you love when fate intervenes and paints you a picture of your child’s favorite childhood stuffed animal?  No?  That’s never happened to you?  Well, it just happened to me and I am tickled pink. A few months ago, a friend of mine introduced me to a wonderful artist, Erin Chainani.  Turns out, Erin went to Yale around the same time as Chris and she even studied in his same school.  Only, she took the artistic track and he took the technical track.  Erin has recently opened her own small…

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One Day Weekend Getaway

This past weekend, Bean and I flew to Virginia to spend the weekend with my sister. I haven’t seen her in forever and since my birthday is coming up in December, she sent me and Bean a plane ticket for a one-day weekend getaway! What a great sister! Bean and I flew up Friday after work. Flying alone with a toddler while big and pregnant was…well…not ideal. But Bean was actually a pretty good little trooper. He played and sang songs (did I tell you that he’s singing now?) and…

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Mini-Vacation, Mega-Fun: Part One

I had last Friday off for a school holiday and so we took advantage of the three-day weekend by getting out of town.  As much fun as we have and as many things as we try to get out and do, it has been years since Chris and I took a voluntary vacation.  Sure, we go and we do, but most of our travel is tied to a holiday and we usually find ourselves heading to wherever family is.  I really think that we haven’t chosen a destination and planned…

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Mini Bar Maddness

Sometimes when I do something that my parents would never let me do when I was a kid, I giggle to myself. You know, like when I buy sugared cereal or a candy bar in the check out line at the grocery store. Or when I order dessert at a restaurant. Or when I put dirty bowls in the top rack of the dishwasher. This is how I silently rebel against my happy childhood. The whole idea of staying in a hotel is a silent rebellion for me. Chris and…

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