The Least Recommended Way to Spend a Sunday Afternoon

Randy and I got the kids a basketball hoop.

The instructions looks like this:


The boys have seriously overestimated our ability to assemble it quickly.


All done. (My husband is amazing.)


Just Like High School (almost)

I had bright purple streaks added to my hair today. Curious how long it will take the kids to notice (“Mom and her wild ideas…”) and then to ask for some of their own.


Umm… would this be considered ‘Profiling’?


Blogging On The Go

Ack! How is it that nearly a month passes and I haven’t posted on here? (and even that wasn’t a post post — it was a “here’s what I posted somewhere else” post…)

Sometimes I get so busy sharing nuggets on Instagram that I neglect to share them here, even though they are such an important part of my days and weeks.

Until I figure out a better way for me to blog on the fly, I do have a widget in my sidebar now, that shows my most recent Instagram posts.

And, as always, I’d love to know what’s up with you!

Hanging with Family – a photo study

I haven’t gotten to see my brother, Mark, since we moved to Tennessee. He lives in upstate New York and we haven’t been able to make it to Maryland at the same time. But he was in Tennessee this weekend and we were able to meet up for a bit:


He’s a little bit taller than me ;0)

The kids couldn’t wait to see him.




Couldn’t get a photo of Seamus without his cheeks puffed out.



We had to entertain ourselves on the drive over and back so we passed the time taking photos:


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On the way home, things got way silly and there were a lot of tongues sticking out and faces being made that would give that old wives-tale a run for its money.



Don’t even want to know what he was thinking…

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Totally trying to concentrate.