Archive for October, 2012


Make new friends, but keep the old

I drove into work yesterday with a song in my head that I remembered from my brief stint as a Girl Scout: “Make new friends, but keep the old, one is silver and the other’s gold.” I never made it past the Brownies, but that song obviously stuck with me, if I still remember it nearly 30 […]

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Halloween kitty

We used to have a black cat. This one is cuter.

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Marriage isn’t hard, life is

I often hear people say “marriage is hard.” I disagree. I’m not saying my marriage is perfect, but with the ups and downs our family has experienced the past few years, I’ve realized that marriage isn’t hard, life is. You can be cruising along, then something knocks you off course. The success or failure of your relationship is dependent on the way you deal with the hard […]

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One hungry giraffe

We had a great weekend with friends in Palm Desert and Clay got to feed a giraffe at the El Paseo Living Desert. Avery, on the other hand, held on to Chase for dear life. Apparently our fearless child is actually afraid of something – large animals with black tongues.

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Mini me

I have no idea why people say she looks like me…

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Why moms drink wine

I grew up in a house where my dad drank beer and my mom didn’t drink at all. I have memories of my first beer bong experience (and subsequent puking) in high school, my first legal drink with my dad (tequila sunrise) and the first drink (Coors Light) I had after giving birth. Despite the puking, […]

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Mall phobia

As a teenager, there was nothing I enjoyed more than a day at the mall. Now, I get anxious just thinking about it. I am queen of running to the mall at lunch for essentials (makeup, a birthday gift, etc.), but the idea of spending more than 45 minutes there is just downright frightening. I don’t know why. […]

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Who wants leftovers?

I’ll be honest, I was never a big fan of leftovers, which probably stems from the weird casseroles my mom made in the 80s. The leftover casserole would sit in the fridge until my dad ate it (he would eat anything). I also had a roommate in my early 20s who would eat everyone’s leftovers, which left […]

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Clay’s “sick” day

My mom left this morning and when driving back from the airport, Chase called and told me Clay was lethargic with a stuffy nose. I offered to work from home to keep an eye on him. I got home and realized he wasn’t sick, he was just sad that my mom left. Chase had already […]

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Five baby items you should keep

My mom flew in last night to celebrate our birthdays together: we’re doing a spa day tomorrow and I can’t wait! As usual, I wanted to clean up before she arrived. The kids bathe in our bathroom, so fortunately, their bathroom isn’t too messy. I brought the Windex upstairs, but forgot the 409 to wipe down the countertops. I’d had a long […]

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