There’s a Monster in our Basement

This is an open letter to a frequent friend. It’s always hard to say goodbye, and often times the circumstances never allow us the way to say them that we truly wish. You entered our lives very quietly, I’m sure like you came and went from so many others. It was in the grassy greenContinue reading “There’s a Monster in our Basement”

A trip to the museum

Between work duties, family duties, holidays, and projects around the house, time for actual fun has been pretty sparse lately. That’s why, a few weeks ago, we decided to take a day and go to a museum. It was a nice, relaxing family trip, and was much-needed. While we were there, I grabbed a littleContinue reading “A trip to the museum”

He moves!!

It’s certainly been an interesting two weeks in the milestone department. Just about two weeks ago, our little guy suddenly went from just rolling around on the floor (something we have to be careful of in our living room, as the previous owners just threw very thin carpeting over hardwood, with no padding between), toContinue reading “He moves!!”

Declaration of a Happy Marriage

While cleaning my desk in our home office, I came across an interesting little item. When a baby enters the picture, so much of your focus goes into what it takes to be good parents, that it can be easy to forget about what it takes to be good spouses. Upon our return from ourContinue reading “Declaration of a Happy Marriage”

Welcome to (the new) Neighborhood

Around the time I was pre-school aged, as well as before, my day was incomplete if it didn’t involve a visit from Fred Rogers. I even had a sweater and pair of sneakers that I would pull out of the closet at the start of each show, climb onto (what seemed at the time toContinue reading “Welcome to (the new) Neighborhood”

Trimming the fat

Even before we had the baby, Meg and I have been doing our best to see where we can cut back when it comes to expenses. We may not be disciplined enough to chuck all the expenses and go live in a tent somewhere, but here and there we’ve found some things that may seemContinue reading “Trimming the fat”

Easter Book Basket

This past weekend, we celebrated our first Easter as a family, and the Easter Bunny was very good to our little guy. At 9 months old, there was no candy to be found in his basket, but he was in love with the large, colorful plastic eggs that were inside. In fact, whenever he spotsContinue reading “Easter Book Basket”