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Eighteen Years

Sunday, August 12th, 2018

As I joked to many people today, the Webmaster’s and my marriage is now legally old enough to vote. Another few years, and it’ll be old enough to drink. Eighteen years, two teenagers, a third grader-to-be, a kindergartener-to-be, a house remodel that never ends, and many, many laughs together. Happy anniversary, Webmaster.  None of this […]



Thirteen Years Old

Sunday, August 12th, 2018

Dear Tad, Today is the day you and I have both talked about for a while now.  Today, you are an actual teenager.  Today, you are thirteen years old. I am not sure I am entirely prepared to have a teenage son.  And yet everything about you screams “teenager.”  Your voice has cracked, your body […]



Thumper Turns Five

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

Dear Thumper, Today you are five.  FIVE.  YEARS.  OLD. Excuse me while I sit and wipe away a few tears. You see, little Boo, you are not so little anymore.  You may still have a soft toddler roundness to your cheeks, but you have sprouted like a weed and have the same build as your […]



Excellent Eight

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

Dear Rerun, We have just wrapped up your first “kid” birthday party at Pump It Up, and you told me that “this was so awesome.” “What part?” I asked. “All of it.” I really don’t feel adequate to trying to explain the changes of this last year (but it might be because I got a […]