Meet Gabi. Because three years of attempting to potty train Nathan has been only marginally effective, we thought it would be a good idea to get a puppy to potty train, too. Happy Birthday, Nathan and Mr. Andi.
In 1996, Prince Charles and Diana divorced, Atlanta hosted the Summer Olympics, Dolly the sheep became the first successfully cloned mammal, and Woody and Buzz were all the rage among the kid set because the original “Toy Story” had been released for the 1995 holiday season. Also in 1996? Mr. Andi and I got married. On […]
Families are amazing, right? Each family has its own unique history, traditions, and ways of doing things. In our house, we all know the quirky way you have to turn the deadbolt to lock the back door, why a potholder permanently resides in the decorative box next to the fireplace, and where to find the plates […]
Mr. Andi and I decided to swim against the current this year and wait to put up our Christmas tree until Christmas Eve. We’ve never waited so late before – in fact, neither of us can remember a time in our combined almost-90 years of life when either we or our families waited to put the […]
Wishing you and yours a very merry Christmas and a joyous new year!
Mr. Andi and I have decided: it’s time for Santa to go. After nearly twelve years as parents, with one four-year-old and one preteen, you’d think we would have made this decision a lot sooner – or at least that we would feel some pressure to keep the ruse going for a few more years. […]
Last Friday, I mentioned that I’m working on a redesign of ye’ ol’ blog. Cleaner, mobile-responsive, and better organized (I hope!) are a few of the goals. When I started working on it, I didn’t give much thought to the current design, but once I got it to a final-ish look, I was like WOAH! […]
I know, I know… I’m probably gonna get some hate mail for this post. Don’t get me wrong – posed photos can be beautiful, and they’re a great way to capture kids at different ages. But… There’s just something about a candid shot that makes me smile. The littlest cousin not having the first clue […]
As is our Halloween tradition, the kids dressed in coordinating costumes again this year. The original plan was for them to be Violet and Dash from The Incredibles, which would have been especially appropriate for the younger one (ahem), but we couldn’t find a Violet in Sarah Kate’s size and I wasn’t up for a DIY so […]
Remember a couple of months ago when we dreamed of building a fire truck loft bed for Nathan? Back then I said: Mr. Andi is 100% sure he can build it, but I’m only 60% certain he can do it, so I calculate the odds of us attempting it at 80%…..Stay tuned. Well, the bed is (mostly) finished so I […]