When I was a teacher (seventh and eighth grade language arts) and parents would complain about the amount of homework and how their little darlings had trouble getting it completed what with baseball practice or dance. . .I would somewhat commiserate and then take my 20 something, single, childless self home thinking to myself--Well, parent, what's
The winter in South Texas has been pretty mild, so if you're a gardener in these parts, you're already picking your first batch of snow peas from the vines. That is the case with my friend and colleague, Bob. We are often discussing or rather commiserating on our gardens and the weather and the bugs. He
This is the only picture I have of Maddie and Marc somewhat holding hands as babies. They loved to sleep together--and seemed to sleep better when the other was there--but they didn't necessarily reach out and cling to the other. I love this picture because Maddie does seem to be reaching out and touching Marc.
Marc climbed into the car at parent pick up the other day and immediately declared, "I was just bullied." "What?" I asked surprised by his statement because he was just part of the school safety patrol (fourth and fifth graders help teachers match kids with the right parent-vehicles in the drop-off and pick-up lanes at the
We've repacked the Uhaul and we are on our way back to Texas today. This was a picture of us coming to Denver, and I'm sure the picture tomorrow would be similar but with less smiley faces. (The end of a trip is always sad for me!) But I wanted to share some fun things
Well, we are days before returning to Texas and I have to admit. . .I'm already homesick for Denver. To make matters worse, the kids are excited to get back to home in San Antonio and their friends, and I'm working hard to stifle my annoyance at their giddiness. Luke says he's not that excited,
It has been almost a month that we set out on living my dream of spending the summer in Denver. And, for the most part--and memory will definitely increase that "most part" to THE WHOLE MONTH--it has been great. But, I also feel like I've learned some important truths about traveling with children that I'd
Somethings never change. And, sometimes that is a good thing. Casa Bonita in Denver is one of those things. Since I was a child Casa Bonita has been the choice of "where do you want to go for your birthday?" And, it was the place we took out-of-state relatives from the East Coast who were
Ever since moving from Denver a mere week after marrying Scott (15 years ago this August) my one goal in life (besides keeping everyone alive and healthy) has been to move back to Denver. After we were married, Scott and I moved from Denver to Minneapolis (cold doesn't even begin to describe that winter) to northern New
One of the things we always do when we visit Denver is go thrifting. I don't know why, but Denver has amazing thrift shops and I always find some unique treasures. My mom, Marc, Maddie and I went out a few days ago and had a blast searching for those one of a kind items.