So This Is Band Camp

So This Is Band Camp

Back in March I started communicating with Arleigh’s new high school to let them know she would be coming and to please save a spot for her in band. We’ve been on a bit of a roller coaster since. Arleigh wasn’t sure that band was what she wanted....
The Parenting Minefield

The Parenting Minefield

When I was a teenager I think I listened to the song, Love Is A Battlefield about a bazillion times. I think I need to rewrite the lyrics about parenting. Kids are a Battlefield We are old Heartache to heartache we stand Broken promises, all demands...
AIS Pride Night

AIS Pride Night

Graduation is over. Summer has begun. I can’t even talk about it yet. The time is slipping through my fingers way faster than that sands in the hour glass bull I used to hear every day when Gran turned on Days of Our Lives.  I can talk about Pride Night...
Purpled Up

Purpled Up

Kids to school on time: Check Kids wearing purple for school: Check Appropriate footwear for field practice: Check Lunches: Check Mom resembling Barney in her purple outfit: Double Check  Praying that there really aren’t Purple People Eaters…Wait....
Happy Birthday Arleigh Grace

Happy Birthday Arleigh Grace

Love seeing that smile! Today is Arleigh’s Birthday. I’m in denial that my sweet, beautiful girl is now 14. It seems like yesterday that she was born a little early with lots of excitement. I hate that my kids have to grow up. I love who they are becoming....
My Musician

My Musician

It seems like yesterday that I was living on another much colder island with only one very cute little girl.   She has always been silly and funny and ready to sick her tongue out in a picture.                  ...