Wednesday, June 15, 2016


14 years ago, I said "I do."  And I am so glad I did.

There are a few hyms that will make me tear up: "Amazing Grace", "Eagle's Wings", "Here I Am, Lord" and "Silent Night" at a candlelit Christmas Eve service are some of them.

Well, we recently sang a hymn in church that caused me to choke up: "I Was There to Hear Your Borning Cry".  I have resonated with its lyrics of middle age but, this verse jumped out at me last week:

"If you find someone to share your time and you join your hearts as one,
I'll be there to make your verses rhyme from dusk 'till rising sun."

 And I do feel that our verses rhyme and our hearts are joined as one.  For this, I am truly blessed.

Monday, February 15, 2016



Love three day weekends

Love that my dear husband is working from home so I can go to a yoga class

Love that the boys are getting to play in the snow again this winter

Love having leftover lasagna and garlic bread from our Valentine's dinner for lunch

Love a fresh box of chocolates from which to pick and choose

Love having a good book to read


Monday, October 5, 2015

Monday, September 14, 2015

September 14, 1995

20 years ago, I went on a date with a nice, good looking guy I met at Lehigh University.  We went to see the movie Dangerous Minds starring Michelle Pfeiffer.  This guy was a complete gentleman and as he told me about himself in the car rides to and from the movie, I remember thinking "this boy is different".  During our date, I came to realize he was well-spoken, polite, intelligent, funny, cool, confident, in addition to being cute.  We enjoyed each other's company and ended up going on a second date...and hundreds more since then...including a lunch date today.

To the love of my life, I wish a happy 20th anniversary of our first date.  xoxo

Sunday, September 13, 2015


What a wonderful summer.  We truly relaxed and recharged.  I got organized.  I was on top of things down the stretch.  We were ready for the new school year to begin.  Last week at this time, I was feeling like a mom who was in the zone.  I had a clean, tidy house; laundry was caught up including new clothes and sneakers laid out for the first day of school; fridge was ready for a week of lunch making.  I felt good.

But, it only took 4 days of our new routine to completely turn me upside down again.  ;-) 

Tuesday morning, first day of school for the boys, first day back to work for me, and Mark is off on a week long business trip to Boston.  We wake up to find the refrigerator is not running.  4 days later...4 days filled with errands, preschool prep, back to school forms, baseball practices, soccer practice, gym workouts, electrician and appliance repair service calls, homework, meals and birthday party prep...and I am all out of sorts again.  The house is a mess, laundry is piling up, and the fridge is empty (but blissfully running).   

Ah, September...I used to love you so much.  But, September with the kids activities and my part time job is not as easy to love.  I'll have to content myself with daydreams of Septembers on the Cape when Andrew was a baby.  Life was good. 

You know, life is still good, very good...just hectic.  I know the dust will settle this week or maybe next week, or the week after that ;-).  I know it will.  It always does.  And I will be glad.

Til' then I will enjoy the smile on Jay's face looking at the birthday cake I made for his party, the joy and excitement in his heart planning the obstacle course for his "American Ninja Warrior" birthday party, the excitement in Andrew as he enters a new season of baseball, and the blessings of Mark's job and the opportunities it brings for him.  I will take it all in stride and breathe in the cooler air signaling my favorite season is near.  I think I could fall for September again. 

Saturday, September 12, 2015