“5,000 Graves on a Hillside”: Remembering Memorial Day

Despite the chaos in the world let's try to remember what this holiday is about.

Our First Road Trip or Five Tips on Traveling with Three Kids!

I think Clark Griswold may have rubbed off on me. Instead of "Look kids! Big Ben! Parliament!" it was "Look kids! Another farm plain!" There were chants of "I'm bored!" or "Are we there yet?" but in the end I felt like Clark on his Quest for Fun! Because darnit I grew up on family … Continue reading Our First Road Trip or Five Tips on Traveling with Three Kids!

Pausing and Reflecting On Eight Years Ago!

Life is hectic for me. You've all heard me chat about it (like in every post! Give us a break!). I'm a small business owner, attempting to write business, attempting to support my family. I'm also in the midst of the Relay For Life season. I'm also in the midst of putting together a Bark … Continue reading Pausing and Reflecting On Eight Years Ago!

Goodbye Grandpa!

As the so-called "writer" in the family, and a part-time veteran of the newspaper world, I get the privilege of writing, or proof-reading family obits. I shouldn't say privilege (not because it's one of those words that I just can't seem to spell correctly) because it's actually an honor. Before I write on ... it's … Continue reading Goodbye Grandpa!

Blogging from Brazil – July 9, 2006

I love Brazil. The people, the smell, the weather, everything. I don’t know what it is but I love it. I guess I do know what it is. Its home away from home. It takes us a whole minute to adjust to everything before we feel like we’re home again. Too bad we have to … Continue reading Blogging from Brazil – July 9, 2006

Huey, Dewey and Louie or Me and My Bros – May 21, 2006

Often I’ll be driving to and from work thinking about topics to write about. I thought about writing about the season finale of the "Amazing Race", which I thought was great. In fact I was sad to see the show go. I had gotten to like all the "characters" and now I’ll miss them all. … Continue reading Huey, Dewey and Louie or Me and My Bros – May 21, 2006

Tears from Heaven – Saturday, April 29, 2006

I didn’t sleep well Friday night. I kept waking up with odd dreams and an upset stomach. I was nervous. The day that I had dreaded all week had arrived and I wasn’t sure if I was ready to face the reality of my uncle no longer being with us. We arrived at the funeral … Continue reading Tears from Heaven – Saturday, April 29, 2006

From the Bullpen – April 28, 2006

Last night, while working on the slideshow with my Uncle Steve and brothers, my mom rushed in to tell me that I needed to call the pastor because Grandma had asked me to help out with something. I guess the Order of Service needed some help and "I was good at these type of things." … Continue reading From the Bullpen – April 28, 2006

Chapter 2: Obrigado Sogra – July 27, 2005

I love my mother-in-law. There I said it…not many people love their mother-in-law, but I do. I first met my then-future mother-in-law a couple years back when I went to Brazil to visit Lis. From the moment I stepped foot in their house I liked her, mostly because she liked me. I ate her food, … Continue reading Chapter 2: Obrigado Sogra – July 27, 2005

Mentally Exhausted – May 3, 2005 – Day 26

I’m spent. Mentally exhausted. The weekend brought so much promise and now its back to the usual. Monday Lis was tired and I spent maybe two hours there cause she was asleep the entire time. Today, she was sleeping for most of the night. She woke up around 8pm though and showed flashes of the … Continue reading Mentally Exhausted – May 3, 2005 – Day 26