Only Maddox. But Maddox-isms doesn't flow quite as well. Grandkid-isms? Awkward. So, from here to eternity, all grandkid goodies will be Mara-isms. Last Saturday we returned from St. Louis to find Mark and a couple of his friends doing "guy stuff" at our place off the grid. One of the friends is VERY grey. Maddox … Continue reading Mara-isms
Monday and Wednesday are my days that Michelle has always come to my house to hang out. The dogs get a chance to play with each other. I get a little Michelle time. It's been a workable schedule for years. Then Melissa moved home. I've put her on the same schedule as Michelle because Momma … Continue reading Mara-isms
Mara says: Fuuuuuuuuuuucccccccckkkkkkk. Grandma snickers. Mara says: Ah, dammit. Grandma chuckles. Mara says: Ain't. Grandma says: We do NOT use that word in this house! Priorities, yo!
My really freaking stinking super cute grandkids (and their parents) have moved into my town. This opens up a wide array of stories to tell. They say the funniest, oddest, strangest things and I have forgotten how brutally honest kids can be. I'm sure at some point there will be Maddox stories, but at this … Continue reading Mara-isms
There is something about the hands of a grandchild. So tiny. So trusting. So ready to reach out to grab a finger and follow wherever that finger might lead them. I have the most amazing grandchildren who have the most amazing parents, and I get excited to see where their lives will go. What they … Continue reading Something About
You're a whole year old today. I'm not quite sure how that happened. This year flew by and dragged on. All at the same time. You came into my world when I desperately needed you. I knew on the day you were born that I was going to lose your Aunt Jenna very soon. As … Continue reading Dear Karli
You never stop being a mom. No matter how old your kids get, or where your kids' adventures take them, they are always your babies. You hope that you have given them the tools that they need to live their adult lives in the best way possible. And yet, somehow you have a difficult time … Continue reading New Admiration