I am certain that there are a number of people who wonder what is wrong with me during football season. I will be honest, I have dropped the ball a few times (even as I type this I hear "The ball is the program!!" so I know how critical these mistakes are!) and I have … Continue reading Where’s Your Mind At?
**It wasn't supposed to be a full month between blog posts. I was supposed to find time to keep everyone up to date on the thrill of football season. But you see...That didn't exactly happen. So while I work on something a little more recent...here's a flashback to summer vacation...because who couldn't use a mental … Continue reading A Summer Vacation Flashback
And just like that summer is over. It feels like just a minute ago I was shoving backpacks out of the way and looking forward to summer vacation. It feels like we were just finding peace in the "which middle school will she attend" debate. And yet somehow, at 6:30 this morning, under the glow … Continue reading Just Like That…
A little time has passed now, and so I feel like I can write about one of my favorite nights of the year with a little perspective. I struggle to even talk about it because I feel like there is not a huge group of people that relate to the way I feel about getting … Continue reading Football Clinic Night: The Hype Continues
I think it's important to be honest about who you are and who you are not. If you spend your whole life pretending that you enjoy doing things you don't enjoy I think you may miss out on the opportunity, especially as a parent, to model real joy. That being said, I also think there … Continue reading Running in the Rain with Tacos
This summer we traveled to the Gulf of Mexico to spend a week with my family. One of the coolest things we noticed there along the beach was an area blocked off to indicate that sea turtles had nested. It was just a patch of sand surrounded by a few stakes and caution tape with … Continue reading The Loggerhead Miracle
Well, it finally happened. We finally hit the point where we went to the beach so much in one summer that I was feeling a little embarassed when people asked me where we have been. "The beach again!!??" We live in the South. We live in a community where many people belong to pools and … Continue reading Shame and the Beach