Yearly Archives: 2012

Three weeks have passed since my last post. Three weeks where we enjoyed our summer of relaxation. In these three weeks we had a few highlights and a few lowlights. Lowlight: The orthodontist chipped my 16 year old’s tooth while filing it to get his teeth closer together.  The hole […]

The least wonderful time of the year

Do you know what that stands for? Four days ago I saw this acronym posted all over the place. SSZOYNP day was here.  But what the heck did it mean? Well SSZOYNP means it was the popular yearly event known as Sneak Some Zucchini On Your Neighbor’s Porch Day of […]


Do you have the cutest dog in the world? Would you like to see your dog made into a stuffed animal so other’s can buy it? If you answer yes to either of these questions, you should enter the GUND top dog contest! This contest was inspired by the World’s Cutest […]

Gund’s Top Dog Contest

This past school year was a rough one.  Illnesses, stressful teachers, tons and tons of homework, the year was really tough on all of us.  It was so nice to have two trips to look forward to as soon as the year ended.  The proverbial light at the end of […]

Summer should be Fun!

I am a 40 something Mom and one thing I have in common with most other Moms my age is that we all had braces.  Braces hurt. Braces were ugly. Braces for me lasted 8 years.  Braces were AWFUL!  And even after wearing braces for 1/5 of my life, my […]

Show Me Your Smile

Wow, today is a big milestone for my little blog. Today I hit 10,000 views. When I started this blog long ago I never thought many people would read it. Sure, my friends and family might occasionally read a post here and there. Never in my wildest dreams did I […]


Whenever a friend has a baby my favorite thing to tell her is, enjoy every minute.  Time goes by so fast.  You have to stop to enjoy each stage of your child’s life.  I wish someone had told me this 16 years ago.  I feel like the past 16 years, […]