The Sunday of Summer

With a quick flip, the calendar recently turned to yet another month. The Norman Rockwell painting of “Magician” (or sometimes referred to as “Card Tricks”) accompanying the outgoing month of July on our kitchen wall calendar, gave way to this month’s “Dreamboats” – two young women look longingly at movie star photos.  And, like theContinue reading “The Sunday of Summer”

Putting down the lists OR A healthy perspective thanks to Conan

Make the most of your time. Enjoy what we have. It all goes by fast. We hear this stuff a lot. All the time. Yet, it often seems to fall on deaf ears, even for the most well-intended of us. I mean, it’s hard not to get distracted in today’s world isn’t it? With aContinue reading “Putting down the lists OR A healthy perspective thanks to Conan”

Shelving the present

This morning I was standing in the middle of our living room, getting dressed for work. It’s not the usual place I prep for the day, but everyone else in the house was still asleep, and with a nine month old with a temperamental wake-up, I didn’t feel like tempting fate and having anyone wakeContinue reading “Shelving the present”

It’s a Girl!

If I’ve failed to write as of late, it’s like the old saying goes, “It’s not you, it’s me.” Or blame it on the sleep deprivation. Yes, Meg and I have been up late once again, all for a wonderful reason – a little over a week ago, we welcomed our second child into theContinue reading “It’s a Girl!”

Big Boy Bed

Just like the warm breeze of summer is destined to make way to chilly winds of fall, so too go the years of our lives, moving, what seems, ever-faster the older we get. And when it comes to watching our children grow, that train of time seems to forever be speeding faster and faster awayContinue reading “Big Boy Bed”

Three

Three years. How quickly they go by. It seems like only yesterday I cradled you in my arms, swaddled in a blanket covered in baby footprints, wondering how I was so lucky to get to welcome you into this world. When we brought you home, I never thought I could feel so exhausted again inContinue reading “Three”

Sleeping kitties and spinning plates

Of all our three cats, nobody is the bundle of love that is our Jasper. While our other two have their moments of wanting some love, Jasper has been ever-consistent since the day he arrived and first curled into Meg’s lap and went to sleep on our front porch. Just as early upon his arrival,Continue reading “Sleeping kitties and spinning plates”

Passing the time with Old Fezziwig

It’s Christmas Eve. And all I can think is ‘how the heck did it get here so quickly?!’ I’m not talking in that ‘I’m unprepared!” way when events sneak up on your despite their regularity every year. No, I mean, what the heck happened to the lead-up? This revelation hit me when, of all things,Continue reading “Passing the time with Old Fezziwig”

“You a nice person”

Sometimes it doesn’t take much to make your day. And ever since becoming a dad, I’ve found that it’s often the smallest of gestures, of words that make it so. As a child’s ability to speak grows and their vocabulary expands, sometimes the words coming out don’t always make sense, or require the need forContinue reading ““You a nice person””

Nostalgic for the lives that once were…

I’ve been feeling pretty nostalgic as of late. I’m not sure if it’s the changing colors of the Fall leaves here in the Northeast, which always make me think of the many returns ‘back to school’ for almost two decades, or sitting outside the cafe in college with my portable CD player and headphones providingContinue reading “Nostalgic for the lives that once were…”