Six Happy Birthdays!

Dear Nicholas, I can't believe it's been 6 years since you were born. I can't believe I'm so lucky that I get to be your Mom. The year from 5 to 6 has been amazing. You grew so much, had your first year of "real" school, matured so much, and continue to take care of your baby brother. I am so proud of you and who you are becoming. I'm a little sad too, though. It seems like I blink and you grow … [Read more...]

Freeze Frame!

I wish I could freeze time for the boys right this second.  Right this second when they are both healthy and strong. There isn't a virus in sight, no vomit or boogers or poo (oh my!). Both of them are breathing easy and can run and play and jump and tumble. I wish I could freeze this time in their relationship when they are so in love with each other. With a few exceptions here and there, … [Read more...]

Our Hand-Crafted Wedding

I love weddings where you can see the couple in every touch. Where there isn't anything that doesn't have their stamp on it. I also love handmade things and I love Etsy. Having access to talented people all over the world with just a few keystrokes has changed the way I buy artsy fartsy items. I am also lucky to have crafty friends and family! I knew when we started planning our wedding that … [Read more...]

Responsibility Is Hot

I watched William drive away this morning, on his way to Denver for a job interview. The drive is 18 hours each way and he'll be gone 4 nights. We've been apart before, but not for that length of time, and it's making me think. When we've been apart before, we only had Nicholas and he was already a bit older. Now, with Tobin, it reminds me of how my life was in the year after Mark died and … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday, William

This week has been a little crazy, and it's not over yet. But, I couldn't let the day end without wishing William a happy birthday. I sometimes forget that William and I have only been together three years. It seems that he's always been in my heart and my life. I have never been more myself than I am with him. William challenges me without making me angry. William laughs at me and doesn't let … [Read more...]