Seven Snippets

Seven Snippets: Step Counts, Self-Propelled Wheelchairs, and the Sound of Silence

August 22, 2014

— 1 — Remember the FitBit Sarah Kate got last week? Here are the screenshots of her step count on Sunday, followed by one of her step count on Monday, the first day of school. We have some issues, needless to say. — 2 — If you have any advice on self-propelled wheelchairs, I’m all […]

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Seven Snippets: The End of Summer, Meeting the Teachers, and the Surprising Giveaway Winner

August 15, 2014

— 1 — School starts on Monday and it’s hard to believe, but … I’m getting a raise! Okay, so not really a raise since I don’t work for anyone, but I’m getting what Mr. Andi called a “Time Raise”. Nathan will be in preschool in an inclusive program five days a week, six hours […]

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Seven Snippets: Last Week’s Mystery Man, Ferris Bueller Shows Us #HowtoDad, and My Current Theme Song

August 8, 2014

— 1 — Remember the two handsome young men pictured in this week’s Sun-Beams post? Obviously, the one on the right is Nathan; the one on the left is sweet Alec. Alec’s mom, Christina, has been reading the blog for awhile and deduced that we must live somewhere near the coastal Alabama/Florida panhandle I-10 corridor. She and her […]

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Seven Snippets: Crab Video, Roll Tide (GULP), and a Mother’s Desperate Plea for Some Orange and Blue Love

August 1, 2014

— 1 — My mother-in-law brought a small tent with her last weekend. She set it up in the backyard and both kids climbed in – Nathan sans undies because … potty training. I looked at Mr. Andi and asked, “Over/under on 15 minutes.” He claimed “over” and I ducked inside to grab my phone to […]

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Seven Snippets: Baseball, Losing Your Therapist, and Potty Progress

July 25, 2014

— 1 — It’s been a week of baseball here in Mayberry! The Dixie Youth 11-12 state tournament was held here from Saturday through yesterday and both of our local teams were in it – one as the host team, and the other as their district winner. Several of the players are the same kids […]

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Seven Snippets: The #PopeCup, The ESPYs, and Recommend a Book for Me

July 18, 2014

— 1 — I’m a few days late, but the #PopeCup memes are still funny, right? This one was my fave:   — 2 — I need a book recommendation. I haven’t been too enthused about anything I’ve read lately, with a few exceptions: the Hunger Games Trilogy (that I finished over a year ago), […]

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Seven Snippets: Frozen Parodies, Bloody Noses, and Dr. Sheldon Cooper

July 11, 2014

— 1 — Do you wanna have some broccoli? It doesn’t matter. You want to watch this video about it, at a minimum. The Christmas Jammies people have struck again, and they may tempt you to co-opt some other Frozen favorites. — 2 — So I finally read Pride and Prejudice… I liked it, but I […]

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Seven Snippets: Diva Pirate, Wheelchair People, and Lutzie

July 4, 2014

— 1 — I completely forgot to share “Diva Pirate” with you last week! I had such an unbelievable 48 hours while I was Vegas, so it was easy to forget, but I can’t pass on sharing it just because I forgot. When I was in Vegas two weeks ago, one of the convention events was […]

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Seven Snippets: An Unbelievable 48 Hours, A Very Tiny Watermelon, and The Long-Awaited Mr. Andi Story

June 27, 2014

— 1 — Last Wednesday in Vegas, I had the pleasure of having dinner with Glennon Doyle Melton of Momastery and her precious mom, Patti. I also had the privilege of introducing Glennon  as our keynote speaker and presenting her with Sigma Kappa’s prestigious Colby Award. — 2 — On Thursday, I met Miss America, Nina […]

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Seven Snippets: Better Late Than Never

June 13, 2014

— 1 — Worst snippet ever: an admission I am very late getting these up today. Sometimes you just gotta do the best you can, and this is the best I could manage this week! — 2 — Here’s a common scene in my house at night. We don’t shut Nathan’s door when we put […]

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