My mom had a cedar chest that she kept our baby clothes in. I remember going through it and pulling out the yellowed pieces from when we were little. Hearing the stories about her dressing my twin sister and I in boy’s clothes because they had no money at the time to buy formula, let alone … Continue Reading

We had a successful first day of school! This year we have a second grader, first grader and our third started preschool (4K), leaving just our youngest and I at home on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. In the past first days of school have left me slightly sad, a reminder that our kids are growing … Continue Reading

We’re coming up on the one year anniversary of being in our new house and looking back on these pictures from our “transitional housing,” I hardly remember the 8 month season in my parent’s basement. Quite frankly, at the ages of 31 and 32 we didn’t expect to be cramming ourselves into my parent’s unused, lowest … Continue Reading

The goal with my wardrobe is simple: I want it to be thoughtless. I want to walk to my closet in the morning and know within 15 seconds what I’m going to wear for the day. With this said, I still want to look nice, respectable and for my clothes to look current. What I … Continue Reading

Admittedly, one of the barriers keeping my husband Tom and I from going on a “real” vacation was child care. With four kids ages 2, 3, 5 and 7, it isn’t for the faint of heart. My newly married, twin sister Diana and husband Princeton accepted the challenge graciously and stayed at our house with … Continue Reading

Through the magic of Facebook we’ve seen just about every friend and family member go on some sort of awesome (usually tropical) vacation in the nine years since we’ve been married. And while we are happy for them (mostly ;) its always a reminder that we don’t “get” to do that. Instead we’ve used our … Continue Reading