Sweet Sixteen

Monday was M’s birthday. I started writing this on her birthday. Since she and Cute W arrived home well past midnight last night after winning another soccer tournament, she opted to sleep in this morning, meaning that the trip to the DMV is looming. Meanwhile, we’re well-prepared for the rest of the day. First: presents. … [Read more…]

Festive, Sunny Saturday

Did everyone enjoy today? It was not only sunny and beautiful–the temperature was appropriate! Not creepily warm in January or super-chilly for June. The family was split up for the day, with Cute W and M headed way down south into Jersey for a soccer tournament and J and I hanging out here at home. … [Read more…]


Ah, sweet J! She continues to be very enthusiastic about volleyball. She’s been practicing out in our driveway. Sometimes I am enlisted to help, throwing the ball way up in the air or calling out a direction for her to send a pass just before she hits it (Trash can! Chair! and so on). J’s … [Read more…]

In Which I Complain About Drivers.

If you don’t live at our house, then you haven’t been getting the day-by-day updates that we’ve been getting, so you likely don’t realize that we’re ten–count ’em!!–just ten days away from M acquiring her learner’s permit. She is beyond excited. She predicts that she will be an excellent driver. Along the way, I have … [Read more…]

The Alma Mater

Well, as you know, we had a pretty crappy weekend recently, and luckily for us, the next weekend offered plenty of distractions. Cute W’s parents came into town for a visit just in time to see J’s last chorus concert of the year, and then the next morning Cute W and I headed out of … [Read more…]