Halloween 2019

Blake has been growing his hair for months so he could be a very authentic Thor. And I had to buy and return no less than FOUR costumes until we landed on the exact right one. I also got to help with Blake’s school Halloween party in the afternoon. It was my very last elementary…

Yappy 1st Birthday Dash

Our pup is one and Halle couldn’t wait to celebrate. The big day was Oct 1st. She made him delicious cupcakes and he was over the moon for them. Dash, I had no idea how much love, tenderness, laughter and silliness you’d bring into our home. We are all madly in love.

Homecoming

Erie Homecoming was cold, but fun this year.  First up, the Parade!  Josh and his friends loved scrambling for candy, and we cheered loud as the Marching Band and Halle went by.  Halle and her friends decided to give the dance a try this year.  I think they’re glad they did.  We hosted a fancy…

Hawaii Reunion

I’ve put off blogging about this trip, because once I do,  it’s going to feel like it’s really over.  And I hate that!  There really are no words that will do it justice because the magic was in the little moments that can’t be captured on paper.  Basking on beaches, reliving memories, making new ones,…

Sept recap

Wow–Fall time is always busy time.  Here’s what we’ve been up to. Dash was so matted he had to get all his hair shaved off. It’s Marching Band season! Rusty and I had the opportunity to attend the posthumous sealing of sweet Faith Falagrady and her husband Don.  It was such a special experience–one that I…

Terrain Race

This race was So. Much. Fun.  It totally exceeded our expectations.  And Halle was a ROCK STAR!  She went in with the best “can do” attitude, and she accomplished things she’s never done before.  She had so much grit and determination–it was a joy to watch her.  She scaled walls, threw tires, ran through mud,…

US Open

Rusty here: I was up about 8AM NYC time so I hit the deli for Egg Bacon and Cheese on a Roll. Mmmm NYC is the king of american cheese. It was great, but for some reason the rolls kind of scratched my mouth up. Josh and I got ready and we were off to…