Monday, March 31, 2014

Stop the Glorification of Busy

 For months now, I've been meaning to write a post about our "busy modern lives".  But nothing's ever happened because I got busy bein' busy. Which, let's be honest, is a total crock of shit. This month I managed to "find time" to go out for every Michigan March Madness basketball game (helluva season boys!) and in turn, put sleep to the wayside writing grad school papers well into the wee hours of the morn.

Point being: 
You make time for the things you care to make time for. 

So, in actuality, to tell someone that you're "too busy" is really just an incognito way of saying, "I really don't feel like making the effort to make time for you."

And for that, I owe my blozzoggle an apology because for the past week, I have failed to

Blog break's over... 
Time to make time for Zippidy Do Da :)


Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St Patrick's Day!

Saturday I had the true pleasure to catch-up with soooo many great friends, old and new. I was having too good a time to take pictures, but here are a few:

I would say that I'm lucky, but after the last guest left, I just truly felt blessed to have so many wonderful human beings in my life. And that they keep making more!

What a treasure to meet little baby Grace Holden :)

While I slowly recover from the weekend's awesomeness, 
I'll leave you with this:


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Happy birthday to my seeester


We love you :)

"Auntie Jamie! HELP! Please! Seriously.
Save me from Aunt Stace's photo shoots..."

Sunday, March 9, 2014


A weekend away in Saugatuck 
and my first time to Holland =
Yes. Please. Thank you, Life :)

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Happy Birthday, Blog!

2,190 days
1,645 posts
and 114,284 (very kind) visitors later;
today you are

Thank you for reminding me on a daily basis 
to embrace, record, and remember to share 
all of the awesomeness that life has to offer :)

Cheers to another great year in the blogosphere!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Never a dull moment

This morning I took all my sandy, still-soaking-wet, shit to the coin laundromat. 

As I laid out two banana costumes, countless pairs of socks, and my Max onesie in an orderly fashion on the counter-top, the looks on peoples faces were priceless.

It's moments like these when even I am baffled by my existence.

Two hours and umpteen quarters later...

Monday, March 3, 2014

2014 Chicago Polar Plunge

Thank you SOO very much for helping our team raise over $4,000 for the Chicago Special Olympics! We were freezin' for a reason and I feel so blessed to have so many warm-hearted people in my life. Truly. What a wonderful day. I love this city! 

One for the record books :)


Look who made the news!

Check us out in the Sun Times

and this video on the Red Eye Instagram feed