Time Hopping

Do you have the app TimeHop? It is pretty clever – it links to your social media accounts and every day it shows you what you were doing on this date in history. Or at least as far back as when you joined Facebook.

It’s probably one of my favorite apps, as it often sparks a memory I’ve forgotten.

For example, three years ago today, we went to a Reds/Cardinals game with my dad.


Anyway, it got me wondering what we were up to on the blog on this day in history, so I took a little stroll through the archives.

Would you believe it was nearly exactly a year ago that I first told you all about my gigantic tongue in a lovely post called “My Tongue is Trying to Kill Me”?

You're welcome.

You’re welcome.

That was, I must say, one of the most memorable events in my life.

In April 2013, Jenny brought us one of her famous editions of Jenny’s Life Klass.


I think it’s about time for another one of those, don’t you? I mean, it’s been a while and we know Jenny hasn’t become less judgy, she’s just keeping it from us. Not cool.

In April 2012, Kate and I went to Portland to visit the Nike Headquarters.

nike kate ready to go

Jenny and I have done a lot of amazing things because of this blog, but the Nike trip will always have a special place in my heart because they invited our kids. It was the only trip Kate and I have taken together – just the two of us – so far, and it will likely be the only time either one of us flies first class for a long, long time!

In April 2011, Jonah had a side mullet.

sideburnspic copy

Jenny found herself knocked up in April 2011.


In April 2009 I blogged about how we always forget to pay our taxes.

In April 2008, Sophie became famous.


And in April 2007, this blog didn’t exist.

All this has left me with one question. Where does the time go?

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Spring Break Broke Me

jonah puzzle ball

During Jonah’s SUPERSIZE spring break, he has become an expert at this puzzle ball. Baby genius!

Today is the 9,782nd day of my kids’ Spring “Break”. Well, technically it’s the third for the big kids, and yesterday was the last for Jonah. But to me, there is still no end in sight.


Jonah has been off school since March 24th. That week they were testing the preschoolers to see how much they’ve learned compared to the testing they did in the fall (plus! IEP meeting coming up! WHEE!) so he only went ONE day that week. The next week was his actual spring break, which extended to the Monday after Easter. And then the big kids’ break started Good Friday.

SO basically, my work-at-home productivity has been tanked and my already fragile work-life balance has been non-existent for oh, I don’t know, about 15 straight days.

I mean, you guys. It’s 9:11 a.m. AND I DON’T HAVE MY MAKEUP ON YET! The world is clearly ENDING!!


I really want to have some fun with the big kids this week, but the weather is of course RAINY/thundery so far (hey: better than snow. I am counting my blessings!) so I think we might be limited to indoor playdates and board games. We’ll just have to make some lemonade. You know, in between work, preschool pick-up, and all that jazz.

And now the best part of this lackluster post: I was going to end with a zinger of a story about something I forgot because my mom brain is totally overloaded and spring break broke me. BUT. I can’t remember what it is!!!!

Stick a fork in me, folks!

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My baby is SEVEN.


My little Sammy turns seven today. I don’t know how that happened… it doesn’t seem possible that he’s been around that long. 

It doesn’t seem possible that he was ever not here.

Sam is a great kid, if I do say so myself. He’s so sweet, and he’s hilarious and kind and fun to be around. 

In the past year or so, Sam’s developed an obsession with comic books and super heroes. He and Andy take a trip to the comic book store every week to get the newest editions. Last weekend they went to their first Comic Con.


It’s hard for me to put into words how much I love this kid. I am so grateful for the seven years we’ve had with him. Here’s to many, many more.

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