penny’s 3rd birthday

I promised myself I wouldn't go all out for penny's 3rd birthday, especially since I had spent so much time, energy, and money on Ezra's 1st birthday. but, it just isn't me to not find an excuse to stay up late party planning and making decorations. penny doesn't really love anything else as much as minnie… Continue reading penny’s 3rd birthday

the merry month of may

we spent part of mother's day weekend in boston. (we as in penny, ezra, and me. dennis had to work 9-1 on saturday so he didn't join us.) the kids and I left connecticut friday morning shortly after breakfast - thankfully, there wasn't any traffic. i admit, i was anxious about having the kids to… Continue reading the merry month of may

happy birthday, america.. and grandpa so

summer days are flying by. the weather has finally been appropriate swim & tan weather though sadly i have yet to do either. (i do have awkward tan lines on my feet from favoring my mossimo sandals from target so i need to switch up my footwear.) speaking of target, i recently purchased adorable cat… Continue reading happy birthday, america.. and grandpa so

thanksgiving & birthday weekend

[12:30pm] i love my birthday because it usually falls around thanksgiving weekend so the festive mood from the holiday continues on to my birthday. sometimes my birthday falls on thanksgiving day which makes it even more special. this year, thanksgiving got off to a rocky start. i got into a car accident on wednesday evening.… Continue reading thanksgiving & birthday weekend

fourth of july weekend

happy birthday, usa! the us celebrated its 240th birthday on monday.  july 4, 1776 - when the united states achieved independence from the tea-sipping brits. it's actually quite surprising how relatively young our country is (although it really has been around for many, many years). i'm proud to be raising penny in the states where… Continue reading fourth of july weekend

birthdays & bachelor(ettes)

welcome to april! although in new england, not much has changed. actually, the weather has taken a turn for the worse. we were teased with a few days hovering near the high-60s last week. then it rained on saturday which turned to snow on sunday and finally ceased yesterday. i look forward to taking walks… Continue reading birthdays & bachelor(ettes)

life is good

my right arm is hovering over the keyboard as i type this entry because the stitches on my wrist prevent me from applying too much pressure on it. on monday night, what was supposed to have been a relaxing and delicious family dinner turned out to be disastrous instead. as dennis grilled 삼겹살, or pork… Continue reading life is good