So, how did the first day at the new school go?

November 15th, 2013

I am going to let this happy blurry photo speak for itself.

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Huge abundance of thanks (and gratitude) to our neighbors, friends and all KP’s new school mates who made him feel so very welcome on the first day of his new adventure.

Happy 13!

April 4th, 2013

Dear CT,

On April 4th, 2000 at 1:50 am my world changed forever. YOU showed up.

How could that possibly have been 13 years ago?











Where once you were so tiny you fit between my chin and my lap and now you almost hover over me.

How fun it is to watch you grow and struggle and succeed and make your way through a world that is so different, yet so the same, as the one I grew up in.

You are a joyous, kind, athletically nimble kid who loves to do just about anything, although at your true core you can find a bit of lazy mixed in just for the fun of it.

How lucky I am to be able to walk this journey with you.











Thank you for making being a mom so wonderful and frightening and everything in-between.

I love you kid…welcome to being a teenager.

Happy 13th Birthday!



One year later…

April 1st, 2013

Ohhhhh and Happy Easter!











The kids have grown (some much I think CT has turned into a man), life has been a whirl wind (I can’t tell you how many times I have recently uttered, I am so glad I am not training for an Ironman this year) and my hope is to take it down a notch (literally have a moment to breath deeply) and find a little more time to jot our life’s adventures back down.

I guess we will just have to wait and see.

Easter and…

April 16th, 2012

How on earth did these kids get so big?











This photo says it all to me.

CT in control.

PJ with the side-ways smirk.

KP…doing what he does.

Annual exam…

March 31st, 2012

and as long as the table at the Pediatrician’s office.











He will certainly take over as tallest in our family, someday in the not too distant future.

Last Game

October 19th, 2011

This kid, the kid with the ball, he loves football.









I get the bad mom of the year award by forgetting to register him on time. In fact, thank god for my seeing the fact that Whit was at the high school stadium with her kid on FB or I would have never realized my mistake.

CT eventually got signed up. He was placed on a team where he knew no one. All the kids were from different schools.

What I love about this kid is, it didn’t matter one bit to him.  He went straight in to the heart of the beast and never looked back.

Umm yeah…summers over

September 28th, 2011

I’m not exactly sure what happened to my blogging besides getting side tracked by a 70.3 mile World Championship race, the kids going to back to school and work.  But, here we are.

School is rolling smoothly enough.  CT’s Football season is in full swing and to be honest, actually all most over.  PJ’s soccer season is almost over and tryouts for next season have already begun.











And KP…not being the kid who wants to join a team sport, comes to all his siblings games and finds his own fun.

Last night he ran around and found treasures under the bleachers.  He came home with the following: a blue and pink 2 foot wire, a blush brush, 4 bolts, 6 nuts, 2 washers, a nickel, a piece of a ring, a fake pearl and some random pieces of metal which he claims can make a belt buckle out of.

I know that some 15 year old girl is really pissed she lost that blush brush but it has found a good home, KP is now using it to find fossils.


Summer 201: Day 74

August 19th, 2011











Dad leaves for RAGNAR.

Good Luck, be safe, run like the wind!

How lucky

August 17th, 2011

This week, CT and I have been kick’n it solo.  The other two little  monkeys are off at Chinese camp trying to remember how to move their mouths in such a fashion as to make those amazing sounds of language come out right.

Yesterday CT and I spent most of the day together: we had lunch, we ran errands, we did a little shopping, we cruised around town.

It’s a rare moment that I have only one child with me.  It’s a rare moment that I am not trying to do twelve things at once.

I realized (yet again) yesterday how fast I’m spinning and how fast my kids are growing up.

I have always known that CT is a great kid, but yesterday, I realized just how much more wonderful he has become.

He is funny and smart and super witty.  He is lovely and kind and generous.

As the day drew to a close, I squeezed him tight and thanked him for the day we had together…what a gift.



Summer 2011: Day 69

August 15th, 2011











The fashion show pose, oh yeah, work it!