Our Desert Ridge home is ready for rent!
My grandmother, Jean Tanner, was a home-economics teacher in south Louisiana prior to her career as a mom of six children and fourteen grandchildren. When I say she was an excellent cook, that is no exaggeration. She knew ratios off of the top of her head and she never seemed to use a recipe and […]
There are toys strewn everywhere in this picture, but what you don’t see is the homemade blueberry pancakes for breakfast and play dough squished together all over the floor. And every bit is worth it because there is contented silence with two little boys on this lovely, cool, Arizona morning. Have a delightful and messy […]
When we go to spring training, this is what happens: Josh finds a group of boys 3x his age and charms them into pitching him the ball until their arms fall off. These sweet boys played for hours. Ain’t got time to watch when you want to play SO BAD
The other day, I was bandaging Josh’s scraped knee. Him: “Mommy, I sorry I hurt I-self.” *my heart breaks* Me: “It’s OK, sweet boy. I still hurt myself. These bodies we have… they’re only temporary.” Him: “Mommy, you know when our icemaker broke and someone came out and fixed it?” *Very pregnant pause* Me: “I […]
Guys, it was hot today. Supposed to be hotter tomorrow. Mid to upper 90’s to be exact. But now the evening has come, the sun has set and our neighborhood smells like orange blossoms and grilling. Gah, I love AZ.
Today while playing ball with Josh, he keeps throwing it over my head. Me: “J, to be more accurate, you need to look at me until the ball leaves your hand.” Him: “Mom, YOU have to keep your eye on the ball.” Alrighty then.
When the going gets tough…. he gets going. I am so proud of my husband. He is kind and gentle with our boys, he values integrity and loyalty. He is a good friend. He is so good at the art and practice of doctoring but it is all of those other things that help make […]
As these days of parenting little tiny children just seem to get longer and harder, this image comes to mind. Remember at the end of the first Matrix when Neo is beaten to a bloody pulp and just when it seems the movie will end in a tragedy, he gets up, takes a deep breath […]