Friday, July 15, 2016


My mother-in-law visits every year and spends the month of June with us. She was gracious enough to treat us to a week in Panama City Beach where we swam, fished and ate until our hearts were content. Here a just a few pics of the trip:


While the DH and I are at work and the kids are at camp, she spends a large part of her day crocheting and knitting. She has made numerous blankets and baby clothes, but this year she upped the ante and crocheted a shark lapghan for Stinky and a mermaid tail lapghan for Blinky. Super cute aren't they?!

Seriously, I have the most talented MIL on the planet!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Life Goes On

Funny how the world can be falling apart (albeit for perhaps just one group of people) but life goes on as usual.

Cop Fatally Shoots Black Man During Traffic Stop

Disturbing New Video Shows Baton Rouge Police Shooting

Do black lives matter? Have they ever mattered?

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Hope y'all had a happy 4th!

We attended a local parade, grilled burgers and hot dogs, made cupcakes and watched a fireworks show with my MIL and a few friends. It was a simple but fun all-American evening.

Shower Door 1; Me 0

10 year-old frosted shower door, I concede. If I’m perfectly honest with myself, we never stood a chance. As hard as it may be to say this, we’re over. I cannot, no will not, fight with you anymore.
We started out well enough. You were sparkly and new which made me happy. Initially your frosting was an asset. I marveled at the fact that the distortion, in the right light, could make me look like a supermodel taking a shower, or a stand in for Halle Berry in a racy shower scene. But slowly, things took a turn for the worse.

No longer would the delicate, natural cleaners work so I needed to go industrial strength. Well…
Scrubbing Bubbles Burst;
Kaboom went Kabust;
Lysol just plain lied;
And Mr. Clean needs a new profession.

Your once interesting frosting just would not stay clean. Why? Is it because you could sense my resentment?

Your shiny, metal frame is now dull and no amount of polishing will fix it. It’s like a betrayal every time I walk by.
And I won’t even mention when one of your doors gets off the track.

It’s not you, it’s me. I’m being shallow. I’m sorry but we’ve come to the end of our journey. Let’s not linger.
Fare the well.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Quote of the Week

Spent the better part of two days making a clam shell costume for daughter's dance camp, theme Under the Sea.

Daughter was super excited.

Walked into camp on the first day, spotted a sea of mermaids. Daughter immediately tossed clam shell costume and declared, "I don't want to be a clam shell anymore. I want to be a mermaid."


Friday, June 24, 2016

Quote of the Week

"I can't wait until I'm a parent to boss my kids around and stop them from having fun."
-Stinky Marinky

[Yeah, that's what I do all day.]