I wouldn’t trade the towels

– Posted in: Joy

The neighborhood pool opened yesterday. We didn't make it there Friday night, in part because of other plans, and in part because Michigan weather dictates that 86 degree weather one day in May calls for the balance of 66 degree weather another day. Despite only slightly better weather, we knew we'd make it there Saturday. [...]

5 Things – Vegas edition

– Posted in: Book Reviews, Five Things

I freak out — for lack of a better phrase — a bit when Ryan and I fly on the same plane. While this doesn't help my ability to fall asleep and let the plane time travel me to my destination in minutes, it gives me time to read. Thanks to several uninterrupted flying hours [...]

Saturdays are for reading: 2 book reviews

– Posted in: Book Reviews

Almost Missed You by Jessica Strawser I can't comprehend the idea of returning from relaxing on the beach during a family vacation to find Ryan gone with the kids, but that's exactly what happens to Violet in Almost Missed You. The abrupt shift from a happy family dynamic to a horrifying nightmare keeps readers turning pages [...]

Leaving (for) Las Vegas – LTYM Detroit 2017

– Posted in: LTYM, Writing & Blogging

I've been writing my final LTYM recap since it happened, and it's not finished. I also have a post in draft about our Vegas vacation, but that's not finished either. Life's been a blur of end-of-the-year school stuff and maybe too maybe extracurricular commitments, and I seriously still haven't finished the laundry from our vacations. [...]