It's 32 degrees today in Columbia and the weather turbulence is giving us all some SERIOUS whiplash. For reference, two weeks ago I power washed the driveway in a tank top and got so sunburnt, I'm still peeling. When we moved to South Carolina 10 years ago, my Florida-born and raised husband said, "I love [...]
It's my most favorite day of the year! Well, one of them. I do love March 2 (Piper's Birthday), and July 30 (Nash's) too. But October 26 holds a special place in my heart. Today marks 13 years of loving the same good man, and nine of sharing his last name. Cheers to today and [...]
My kids are talkers. Big, BIG talkers. Master conversationalists. It's like when God was doing His thing (You know, the "knitting together in the mother's womb" routine from Psalm 139), He collaborated with Busta Rhymes - and whoever invented the filibuster. And then my kids were born. And when it comes to topics, we cover [...]
Deep conversations with my almost-two-year-old: 7.9.21 Adrianne: "I love you, buddy." Nash: "Thank you." Nash: "I have fingernails... (long pause) ...and I have fingernails on my feet too." https://videopress.com/v/Hj19MLaQ?preloadContent=metadata Honey Mustard Kisses. My fav. Good talk, pal.
We had a play-date yesterday that started at 3 p.m. We rolled in at 3:30. Why? I had to manually unclog our 58 year-old toilet because Piper dropped a record shattering turd (HOW do tiny people do this!?) then used enough toilet paper to kickstart another global shortage. Oh, and apparently we don't own a [...]
The world is a scary place right now (anyone else suffering from pandemic PTSD or is it just me??). Especially if you check social media or accidently catch the news while trying to find something fresh to binge because you've already watched Outlander from start to finish five times because everything else is too sad, [...]
Piper: "Mommy... there are two kinds of cool." Adrianne: "Oh yeah? Tell me about them." Piper: "One is where you wear a sweater. And the other is when yourself looks fancy." Adrianne: "What does fancy look like?" Piper: strikes this pose Stay cool, friends. The fancy kind.
15 days to slow the spread. Remember that? Fast forward 150-something days later and we're all still inside wondering what day it is while we hide from one of "history's deadliest pandemics" with a 99% recovery rate. Kirklands is selling Warm Vanilla Spice scented candles and the grocery stores have restocked the pumpkin pie creamer. [...]
If you've ever been on a road trip with toddlers, then you know the miles are paved with questions. 20 questions. 20 million billion questions. Questions that usually focus on location. "Are we there yet? Are we close? How about now?" There are roughly seven hours between our house in South Carolina and my parent's [...]
Happy Friday-eve to everyone except those who are trying to be their best selves during a global pandemic! If I'm being honest, I'll never be a master sugar cookie decorator (remember my phallic Christmas cookies?) so there's a zero percent chance Pipe and Nash will be decorating darling cookies that look like eggs, bunnies or [...]