lobster wins

The first conversation went more or less like this: “The boys are coming back in a couple of weeks, and we have a 3-day weekend coming up. We should do something as a last hurrah.” And that, my friends, is how Tyler and I unknowingly started a Cape Cod tradition. One year we ended up … More lobster wins

christmas wrap

First, I’m over Christmas pjs. Can I say that without everyone thinking I’m a scrooge? Maybe because I thought it was this magical tradition my family did growing up, and then I grew up and learned that almost EVERY OTHER FAMILY did the exact same thing. Also because I have no room in my drawer/pretend … More christmas wrap

quick trips

Last week I voluntarily skipped a couple blog posts (and let the children skip school) in favor of spending time with Tyler’s mom for the weekend. I was talking to a friend about how Marci had just flown in Friday morning and was already leaving that Sunday afternoon. They remarked something along the lines of that … More quick trips

travel and things

Remember that one time I went out of town and forgot to take my computer and couldn’t do my blog post? Well this is my excuse… Tyler’s mom invited all the sisters (and this in-law sister) out for a girls weekend together. We lazied about, talked a lot, and ate out a few times–so basically it was great. … More travel and things

milo’s birthday and the realities of being a forgetful mom

A few years back I started this new tradition for the boys: decorating their bedroom door for birthdays. It’s like a mini party to kick-off a day of birthday awesomeness. Lately I have been suffering from horrible seasonal allergies, yesterday being one of the worst days at work (yay for meetings with constantly watery eyes!). All I … More milo’s birthday and the realities of being a forgetful mom