To My Best Friend Who Is Becoming A Mother

Dear Jazzy, I know you're already a mom. You've transitioned beautifully into that role over two years ago. You've taught me so much about love and sacrifice from the way you parent Peyton. I know in the future, I will be coming to you to listen to your wisdom about keeping your head in the crazy times. In many … Continue reading To My Best Friend Who Is Becoming A Mother

People Who See The Past and Future You

I am one of those lucky people who seems to have friendships that never end. My bridesmaids were nearly all women I'd known and been close with for the better part of a decade, if not longer. And we are all still friends. L-R: Ingrid, Holly (my sister), Jen, Ica, Rachel and Jazzy. [Photo credit: … Continue reading People Who See The Past and Future You

5 Steps to Moving Off the Island of Self-Pity

One of my favorite things to do is feel sorry for myself. It's so gratifying. So deliciously satisfying. If someone lets me down, hurts me or disappoints me, or if I'm just in some kind of physical pain, I assume no one can understand what it's like. That no one cares. And it feels so … Continue reading 5 Steps to Moving Off the Island of Self-Pity

There’s Always Money in the Banana Stand Cream Pie

This afternoon, my kitchen was a mess from lunch with friends, and I just left it that way. Now it's dinner time, and I should be fixing something with protein in it, but instead I decided I wanted to make a banana cream pie. I'm a terribly impractical cook. But in my defense, today is … Continue reading There’s Always Money in the Banana Stand Cream Pie

Happiness is…

...being reunited with the love of your life the day after your 2nd anniversary after he'd been gone at war for nine months.Oh my gosh, don't you just love it? Miraculous.Congratulations to my two wonderful friends who got to be together again today after a grueling nine-month separation. (In case you don't recognize her, this … Continue reading Happiness is…

Weekend Happenings: A Rustic Pink Vintage Baby Shower

 I hosted a shower for one of my very dear friends this weekend. She is the first of my close friends to have a second baby, and this one is a girl so I am thrilled to give myself the title "Aunt Sarah" so I can have official access to purchasing all the pink, fluff and … Continue reading Weekend Happenings: A Rustic Pink Vintage Baby Shower