Big Ben

I am so glad that I don’t have to keep the secret any longer!   We wanted to surprise our kids with a new puppy (and not tell them until we actually picked him up), but I was so sure I was going to spill the beans before the big day.  We planned to go camping […]

Siesta Key

Fun fact about me, from the age of four until eleven years old I lived in Florida.  Long enough to pick up a southern twang, and my family still likes to make fun of me for saying things like “scoot on ova” and “I’m fixin to”.  Every year we were there, my grandparents would come […]

puppy love

A little late to the game (per usual) I realized it was 'National Dog Day' yesterday!  Ever since I can remember, I have loved all of the puppies and they have loved me.  I also love when people post photos of their dogs, from the most handsome to the snarliest, show me all of those […]

sunscreen and sparklers

The 4th of July is my favorite holiday of the year.  This year we had 16 people packed into every corner of our 80's fabulous house.  The memory has already become a blur of sunscreen, wet dogs, toothless munchkins, dripping ice cream, soggy towels, margaritas and starry wonder on little faces.  Putting down my iPhone […]

jake & izzy

Happy Halloween from Jake, Izzy and Tick Tock Croc of "Jake and the Neverland Pirates"!  (And cheers to hopefully never having to watch that show again) 


I don't know about you guys but I was so happy to have the summeriest of summer (rain free!) weekends for the 4th of July.  Here is a glimps of our star-spangled, G-rated holiday weekend.

in one year …

As a Mother's Day gift to myself, I am going through my photographs of my family from the last year. I wish I could say I take millions of photographs of my kids.  But the truth is, for a variety of reasons (you don't need to hear my sob story, we are all busy), I […]

disney extravaganza

Our family, along with my husband's family, recently got back from a Disney trip extravaganza.  I wasn't sure what to expect, but ended up so impressed by the way Disney thinks of everything.  Our kids were the youngest and they actually ended up each getting pretty (really) sick throughout the week.  But despite the ups […]


This St Paddy's day brings me back to the last time I was in Ireland and really wishing I was Irish.  Cheers to pretending you are Irish today and enjoying a pint.

love is not …

"Love is not what makes the world go 'round… it's what makes the ride worthwhile."  Happy Valentines Day love birds!!