A Monster Sunrise

The Long Road Home

  Sometimes our most meaningful and unexpected conversations happen in the car. Such was the case this past weekend when from the back seat of the Volvo, Reagan asked, “Mommy, can we watch the sunrise together?” I recognized immediately where this sweet sentiment had come from: one very mindful, monster movie. That morning we had […]

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The Pictureless Post

Part of Perfect Moment Mondays… When I started this blog two years ago, I put pressure on myself to always have something insightful and witty to say on a regular basis. Or to at least fake it. It became work rather than an escape to write. So, now I write only when I have something […]

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Adoring Eyes

Reagan with sunglasses

Part of Perfect Moment Mondays… You know what’s amazing? No matter how we see ourselves, our children only see what they want to believe about us. No one believes we are more beautiful, more amazing or more intelligent than our kids. Well, at least until they become teenagers. Though I know this to be true […]

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When Old Becomes New Again

Old-fashioned Easter dress

Part of Perfect Moment Mondays… I’m not a saver. In fact, I’ve thrown plenty of things out that I come to regret later. Whether this is a symptom of just always being on the move and living in mostly modest square footage, or because I like being free of things after growing up in a […]

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Valentine by Special Delivery

Valentine candy hearts

Part of Perfect Moment Mondays… They say that years three and four for children are known as the “magical years.” For sure, Reagan’s third year has been magical to witness. Holidays have only just started to hold significance, and if not for Valentine’s Day, we’d still be celebrating Christmas. Though our tree has been down […]

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Growing Up

Part of Perfect Moment Mondays… There is nothing more enchanting than the preschool version of a sleepover. This past Saturday, my baby had her first. We made Pigs in a Blanket and had animal crackers with chocolate milk in sippy cups. The girls played Hide and Seek while I tried to contain my giggles as […]

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Snow Angels and Gingerbread Men

snow angels

[topsy_retweet_small] Part of Perfect Moment Mondays… Snow in Denver is heavenly. It’s as soft as your mother’s silk face powder she keeps on her dressing room table, as light and fluffy as powdered sugar piled over a plate of beignets, and twinkles like glitter sprinkled on top of fresh Elmer’s glue. No wonder every kid […]

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A Village in the South

Christmas kids

Part of Perfect Moment Mondays… Having grown up in a small, nuclear family, there has been no greater gift than marrying into one as large as a rural village, and living almost as closely together. By choice. Leaving Louisiana, as my husband did, is leaving family, and unlike my own scattered family, is rare. Every Christmas and […]

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Herd of Reindeer Stampede Retirement Community

Reindeer craft ornaments

Part of Perfect Moment Mondays…[topsy_retweet_small] Okay, so they’re made of sticks and glue, and have cute, furry, red noses, but it was a stampede nonetheless! It must have been fate when I saw a post on The Denver Post’s Mile High Mamas community forum from the Fraternal Relations Director at the Eastern Star Masonic Retirement […]

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The Perfect Weekend

Reagan and Santa

Part of Perfect Moment Mondays… It’s not often I have a hard time choosing which part of the past week was the most perfect moment, but today I’m struggling with just that. So, rather than rule any of them more worthy than the other, I’m throwing them all in Santa’s hat: Wednesday: I baked my […]

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