Tagged with Boys

The Off Season

The Off Season

Leaving Harper snuggled up with my mom who was visiting for a long weekend, Paul and I headed to the ball fields with the boys.   It’s late fall and the end of the season. Shoes are broken and beat up after being worn and passed down from one brother to another. T-shirts have given way … Continue reading

2011 Gratitude Project: 30 Days of Purpose

2011 Gratitude Project: 30 Days of Purpose

Thanksgiving is in 30 days. How that’s even possible is another subject matter entirely. In keeping with the tradition we began last year, tonight marked day one of thirty we’ll spend reflecting on what we’re grateful for leading up to Thanksgiving.   Our tree of thanks, thanks Pottery Barn, is hung back up and leaf number … Continue reading

Birthday #37 Recap

Ugh… the number 37 is making me feel rather old… only three more years until the big 40! Ah!   Nevertheless, it’s been a fantastically simple and wonderful birthday and one filled with lots of laughter!   Taking advantage of Paul being home for the holiday, I slept in. Or at least I slept in a little bit after … Continue reading

Questions And Answers

Questions And Answers

I’m surprised it took this long, yet considering how contemplative he is, I suppose I shouldn’t be. Paul and I watched the shorter TV CNN segment with Tucker a few times the weekend it aired multiple times. Each time, we watched him with eagle eyes for any appearance of concern, worry or confusion as our … Continue reading

No Ordinary Weekend

No Ordinary Weekend

Our weekends are ordinarily spent riding bikes, playing on baseball fields and adventuring around Atlanta. However, once a year we make an effort, along with nearly a half-million others, to hit up downtown Atlanta for a day of football, concerts, playing in the park and not to be missed… the sights of Dragon Con.   … Continue reading

Chaotic Circus

Chaotic Circus

Well, HELLO! Did you think I dropped off the face of the earth since I’ve been radio silent around here? Truth be told I feel like I dropped off the edge myself. I finally got here and am re-familiarizing myself with the second floor of my house, my office and my computer.   Just as disorganized as it … Continue reading

CNN Human Factor Blog Post

CNN Human Factor Blog Post

Below is the blog post I wrote for the CNN Human Factor piece that aired this morning. You can find it here as well. ******** June 20, 2007 we began living a new life. In a brief moment, the world stopped spinning and a resounding smack signaled the closure of the life we knew. Nothing … Continue reading

Old Boots Get A New Life

Old Boots Get A New Life

They’re at least 15 years old, broken beyond repair and recently retired to a corner in the basement. A young ambitious 6-year-old boy dug them out today, laced them up and set off to find his daddy on a mission to put them back to work. Considering the miles and history, these are some big boots to fill. Enjoy the pictorial.

Number 6

Number 6

A character with fierce independence and a warm and loving heart. Our Cooper is 6 today. Where did the years go? Cheers to you my former baby! May you continue to grow and grace us with your smiles, antics, enough chaos to keep us on our toes and the abundance of love that you exude … Continue reading

Summer Saturday In The Kitchen

A bowl of happy and ripe Georgia white peaches sat begging to be played with this morning. I was more than happy to oblige, so on went the music, my little chef assistant joined in on the action and a few hours later we had more than enough peach hand pies to go around and a mess that … Continue reading

We Told You

We told them what to expect and what would happen. We told the boys, “You’ll never go hungry and there’ll always be food. Eat slow and you’ll survive and thrive.” It had been three years since we had made our New England trip to see Paul’s family and while we’ve hosted them on a regular … Continue reading

Making It Up As I Go Along

I’m not sure I’d really want an instruction book for life if one existed. The existence and possession of one would likely serve to only remind me of all the things that I’m failing at or doing wrong. Yet, there are times when having one to reference would, at the very least, be helpful. Not too much gets me flustered, but … Continue reading