The Week with My Mom

Happy Friday Eve! (That makes the day so much more doable, doesn't it?) My mom is here visiting, so the week has been filled with walks (for both her and the dog) and lots of games. And for the record, she still is on top of hers (game, that is). Not bad for almost 88.…

Quinn

Well, there you have it, folks. Christmas is officially over. Never mind the fact the tree has been down for well over a week and the traditional Hovie candy canes (ceremoniously handed out on Christmas Eve by Gma and Gpa Hovie with strict instructions to 'suck and think of the fam' on the 12th day…

My One Word for 2020

Well, the house is quiet. Just Quinn and I this morning. Last Thursday, I drove Kristin and her BF, and Alli and her fiance (that just happened!) to Atlanta to catch their flights. Then on Tuesday morning, I drove our son, Logan, and his girlfriend of almost seven years, to the Columbus airport. So we…

Alli

"I' won't have a special ribbon when I graduate, will I?" Alli asked. I looked at my youngest, as tears welled up in her eyes. She watched as her older brother reluctantly posed for graduation pictures in the high school cafeteria, a purple ribbon around his neck. My heart broke for her. The year before,…

Thursday’s Thoughts: November 6th, 2019

A month or so ago, my oldest asked, "How did you know when you loved Dad?" How did I know? Reed and I met on a blind date arranged by mutual friends. Our friends came with to make the date a little less awkward. He was tall with broad shoulders and sleepy blue eyes (classic…