I Wasn’t the Fun Parent and I’m Not the Fun Teacher

What. A. Week. Friday was a long time coming. There were moments (several of them, actually) when I seriously wondered if I was going to make it to the weekend. The week started out well. My Monday and Tuesday were the kind of days teachers dream about. My 6th graders were creating blogs and begging…

Warning: Sappy Post About Marriage

I have many┬ájust a few guilty pleasures. Beanie Weenies. Yeah, it's a thing. Every couple of months or so, this appears on the Hovie dinner menu. Curious? Smart Dogs + Amy's baked beans + chopped onions + ketchup + dijon mustard = Beanie Weenies. Want to know why I believe it's a guilty pleasure? Well,…

Goodbyes

I hate goodbyes. Ab-so-lute-ly hate them. And I've endured two over the past ten days. Both of which created feelings that lingered for far longer than I would have liked. I cherished this past Christmas. But it wasn't because of the presents piled up under the tree. Because there weren't any. It wasn't because we…

Long Overdue

2 months and 2 days. 2 months and 2 days since my last post. When you last heard from me, I was doing this: See the smile? Fake. I was incredibly unaware of the beauty surrounding me when this picture was taken. I was not living in the moment. Not at all.   You see,…

Summer Vacation 2017 Part 2 1/2

The White Mountains in New Hampshire weren't white. They were green. Very green. Vermont must have beaten them to the punch. ************************************************************************************* We decided to visit the White Mountains, as we weren't able to get a campsite in Lake Placid for a few days. (Although next year we will be back! We loved it.) We…