Folly Beach Girls Gone Mild #3

After missing out on GGM #2 in Destin, I was eagerly awaiting our trip to Charleston. If I’d have known years ago that turning 40 meant a Hawaii trip and a Charleston trip to celebrate, I think I would have been a lot more excited to reach this milestone.  As luck would have it, we…

Blake is a TEENAGER

Dear Blake, Welcome to your teenage years! I can’t believe it. You tell me it’s not you who is getting older and taller, it’s me shrinking smaller 🙂  It’s been such a fun year being back at school full time, and this spring, NO MASKS! Hip hip hooray! And you made the Honor Roll third…

Week-o-graduation

We’ve been dreading and anticipating this week since Aug! Me dreading, her anticipating. Just kidding. Kind of.  It has been so wonderful celebrating Halle and looking back on all the amazing things she has accomplished.  And it’s been bittersweet revisiting all the old pictures of her adorable childhood. I love that tiny girl with the…

May 2022 Recap

Life keeps barreling forward. How are we at May? Is working at Google even a job? Fully stocked fridges, ping pong, a music room, relaxation rooms, a giant gym, an arcade, meals, nap pods, etc. The perks are real. Rusty FINALLY got to go to Mountain View and meet his team in person! 21 months…

Easter Festivities 2022

It’s so fun to have family around to force my kids to do fun things! We did another glow in the dark Easter Egg hunt, decorated cookie, and decorated eggs. It was the best! Blake did not agree. He had a hard time finding eggs and didn’t want any help. He was mad and refused…

Senior Prom

Isn’t she a beauty? We found this dress at Macy’s in NYC and it’s so perfect for her. Halle, Riley and Angie spent the afternoon getting all dolled up and then we went to snap a few pics. The wind was not in our favor. It has been such a windy spring! But luckily we…

April 2022 recap

This year as service for Jim’s birthday we decided to make sugar cookie kits and donate the proceeds to the International Humane Society to help with Animal care in Ukraine. And by we, I mean I. I did get Halle and Josh to help with frosting, and Blake helped me pack up the kits. I…

The Edge and Hadestown

Halle back again for our last day in NYC. We started out the day with a 9:30 “brunch” at Balthazar, which was pretty good but I don’t think anyones favorite. We then split up where Grace and Sarah went to walk the high line, and mom and I went to Macys to look for a…

Brooklyn Bridge and Six

Saturday brought the rain back with it. We ate breakfast at Black Seed bagel. Halle and I shared the most delicious cinnamon raisin bagel with homemade almond butter and jam. I wish they sold that almond butter. It was more like super finely chopped almonds than a smooth butter. I could have eaten a whole…

Smorgasburg, Central Park, and Dear Evan Hansen

Cronut day! The magic of NYC really delivered this time. The Cronut flavor of the month was Passionfruit. Which we all know is Sarah’s favorite flavor ever. It was delicious, as always.  We wandered through Chinatown, walking inside a Buddhist temple and checking in on all the chintzy tourist shops.  We jumped on the subway…