Day 61 – Because of This Little Girl

7 years ago we met this little girl for the first time.

Today, we celebrated her with some morning donuts, a school lunch visit (you, the boys, and your mom), and an evening pizza and cookie cake along with movie night.

You are doing a wonderful job as her mom. She’s turning into such a sweet and strong little girl.

Bday Girl Web

Day 60 – Because You’re Telling Me to Stop

I’ve been absolutely stressed as of late. I wear too many hats at my current job. I have 3  or 4 side gigs going on. I’m trying to keep up, but I’m getting ornery.

You told me that something needs to stop. I need to not keep adding to my plate in order to prove that I’m worth something at work or otherwise.

You said, “You can’t sustain what you’re doing and you shouldn’t have to keep adding stuff in order to try to force a raise. It won’t work. You’ll do too much and won’t be able to do it well.”

I needed to hear it. So thank you. I love you for telling me to shed some baggage.

Now I’m not sure what to shed – I wish you had the crystal ball to tell me that, but either way, thank you for forcing it.

Let’s see if I listen.

Day 59 – An Ode To Sue Heck

We love Sue Heck from The Middle

She exudes positivity when no one really should at all.

She is all in whenever she does anything.

We always say how much our little girl has a little Sue Heck in her. She just gets so amped up to try new things, to get involved, and to generally experience life.

Sue, you went to prom on Wednesday night (Day 59, 3/26/14). You went with your fave dude Darrin.


My wife and I watched and cheered you on because if anybody on TV deserves good things… it’s you, Sue. You really deserve it all!

Go Sue Go!

Go Sue Go!

Day 58 – The Final Fire (Please Spring… Please)

After we shuttle the kids off to bed

And don our jammies and put burgers between bread

I bundle up and head to the wood pile

And create what I hope to be our last fire

We’ll eat our burgers with cheese

And finally meet the wife of Ted Mosby

And then we’ll snuggle as the temp dips to 33.


Day 56 – American Girl, Cleaning Up, and more Zombies

As per usual, our Sunday was a mash-up of all kinds of miscellaneous family stuff.

You and my mom took our daughter to American Girl to be overwhelmed by the ridiculous amount of stuff to sift through. Our little girl was in heaven. You and my mom, apparently, were amazed at the volume of items that could cause a ‘Mommy, I want that!” reaction.


Eeny, meeny, miny, mo… catch an AmGirl buy (misspelling intentional) her toe…

We cleaned the house some… always good to start the week with a little neatness.

Then we ended with The Walking Dead because for some wild reason it’s your favorite show (second? Drop Dead Divas). Go figure. 🙂


You love this guy. You’re totally Team Daryl (vs. Team Rick – if there is a Team Rick)

We're going cable free in a few days, so watch out Netflix

We’re going cable free in a few days, so watch out Netflix

Day 57 – A Case of the Mondays

Half of the day on Mondays, I have to recreate everything that happened on Friday and half of Thursday to make sure I don’t miss anything at work.

This Monday was no different. I was distracted and had a lot going on.


But in the end, we had hamburgers with homemade guacamole and a little couch time.

So even if I started out the day with a case of the Mondays, I ended it with a full belly and full heart.

Day 55 – A Perfect Day with the Family in Downtown Roswell

It was absolutely wonderful. Ridiculously beautiful.

It was one of those days between the cold and the muggy, polleny, hot spring where you can be in a long sleeve shirt and shorts. Or jeans and a t-shirt. Or jeans and a sweater or shorts and a tank top.

It was perfect. We ate at Diesel near downtown Roswell. I took our daughter to the Chattahoochee Nature Center while you were at a birthday party with the boys. We took a stroll.

It was perfect…

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