so it turns out I know how to show 11 – 13 year olds an awesome day adventure

Zoo Trip, Phoenix

We took a page out of Phoenix’s 2013 birthday trip, and headed off to Tacoma today. We had a carload of rumpus! I seriously cannot with five preteens. As in, cannot believe how wonderful they are! Here I’m just ordering them buckets of chocolate milk because we were on the first leg of the trip […]

something beautiful that [I] can find

My 38th Birthday: February 11, 2015

Today was my 38th birthday. I took a picture first thing: before shower, before makeup, before dressing – before my first cup of coffee, even.  I had a wonderful day out with family and friends. I woke to a few gifts in the post – a large parcel of treats, and a package of yummy socks. […]

“I’ll give you twenty-four hours, but I AM gonna call in some outside help, because my first responsibility is to save HUMAN lives, not sea-serpents.”

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I am currently soliciting donations so we four can have a modest, 6-day Lake vacation – including a gathering for Ralph’s birthday! As per usual, the support I receive online (through email, this site, Facebook, and Twitter) has been wonderful since the ten-plus years. This last year we’ve had a hard time with a few extra […]

luck is toil

  Last night my son and I shared a few quiet moments, right at the same time in the deep of night when he was born. His hair was wet and slicked back from his bath, and although he is much taller and thinner and seems woven in many spells over the last ten years, […]