Birthday Season

September 18, 2015 in Beach, Birthdays, Dates, Friends, Newport, Troy - No Comments

This little corner of the web has been quiet for a few weeks. Between school starting, spending a lot of time at the hospital for asthma visits, two rounds of company, an end-of-summer trip and celebrating half of our family’s birthdays, down time has been non-existent. I do love this…

Real Time According to my Phone

I was taking pictures today simultaneously with my phone and my nice camera. My sister-in-law asked me why I was alternating. I told her it was because the pictures from my phone could be posted on Instagram in “real time,” whereas the pictures from my camera most likely wouldn’t be uploaded and…

Holiday Escape

January 17, 2012 in Arizona, Christmas, Dates, Swimming - 2 Comments

In the middle of our quick Christmas Break trip, we spent a couple of days at a nearby resort. We started the escape by leaving Nash happily napping at home with a sitter, and enjoying a special pool day with Blake. He couldn’t have been more thrilled about the ginormous…


Well folks, in about three days… …we had just about as much fun and excitement as we could take! We walked and walked and covered every square inch of Disneyland Resort. The characters were so sweet and playful with the children. Even Nashy was enthralled by their fluffiness and huge…

Back to Back Dates

July 18, 2010 in Concerts, Dates - 6 Comments

Sometimes I miss Troy. We live in the same house, sleep in the same bed, sit at the same table for dinner, and raise the same sons. But sometimes, when things get really crazy, it’s like we’re strangers passing each other in the hallway. We were fortunate enough to boost…

Anniversary Party Day

June 7, 2009 in Anniversaries, Dates, Troy - 3 Comments

Troy volunteered several weeks ago to plan our anniversary date and surprise me. We decided to celebrate over the weekend since our anniversary was on a Wednesday this year. We dropped Blake off at his grandparents’ house on Friday evening, and then Troy drove downtown. We pulled up into the…


March 3, 2009 in Dates, Marriage, Troy - 8 Comments

Exactly 3 years ago today, on 3/3, Troy asked me to marry him. Since I started this blog after we were married, I thought it would be fun to tell the proposal story. “3” happens to be a common thread amongst many dates in our lives. Troy unknowingly proposed to…

Valentine Shmalentine’s Day

February 16, 2009 in Dates, Valentine's Day - 5 Comments

Here’s how our Valentine Shmalentine’s Day went down: We hired our new favorite babysitter two weeks in advance. We knew it would be a hot business night so we wanted to snatch her up. She is adorable and the most experienced and mature twelve year old I have ever met….