13 days, five cheerleading practices, two new-teacher orientations, one spring cleaning, and two cheer bonding nights at our house stand in the way of me and Costa Rica. Oh my stars, I cannot wait.
On April 26, 2011 I met a man who would lead me to an experience that would change my life. His name is Darrell Scott. Darrell lost his middle child, Rachel Joy, on April 20th, 1999 when two students entered Columbine High School and opened fire. Rachel was the first student shot and killed that day. She was sitting outside… Keep Reading
Jamie and I have officially been playing “house” for almost three months now, and we are so loving life together. Sometimes I catch myself taking him being home for granted, and then I remember how long I’ve waited to live together. Life is good! And busy. Hence my lack of blogging lately. Here’s what we’ve been up to the last… Keep Reading
Between morning presentations and an evening community event last month, I decided to explore Long Island, NY and find my parent’s old home that they built in their early 20s. I got the address from my mom “just in case I had time to see it”. Long Island, NY 2:20 p.m. March 9th, 2012 40 miles of exploring later, I… Keep Reading
A birthday letter to my dad, with love, on your 50th Life’s been quite the ride for you. You’ve excelled in everything you’ve ever put your mind to – being the best young egg-man assistant Staten Island had ever seen (I’ve always loved your stories about Artie), putting yourself through college, raising a family, being a husband, building a new… Keep Reading
Yesterday we were both just in a bad mood. We’d stayed up Saturday night until about 1:30 a.m. enjoying s’mores and conversation around a fire pit with four of our friends on our back deck. They left, and we quickly cleaned up and crashed in bed. Usually we strive to hit the 10:15 Sunday morning church service, but when I rolled out… Keep Reading
So I lasted a whole 16 days without blogging! Go ahead and laugh! What was I thinking getting rid of my blog?! Writing has always been one of my BIGGEST passions, and I don’t think I realized that the only method of writing I do these days is through my blog! I definitely was totally done with this silly ‘ol… Keep Reading
Jamie’s first deployment is OVER, and we are THRILLED! Jamie was a part of 7-17 Cavalry Regiment, and soldiers from his unit have been returning home since early January. Jamie was on the last flight, so I was oh SO anxious for his butt to get home – FINALLY! I got the official automated call from the Army on Friday… Keep Reading