Christina becomes Francesca…

You know that moment in your life, when you finally realize, “Oh my gosh!  I’ve become my mother!”   Well folks, it’s officially happened.  There were previous moments that have happened (mostly parenting related) where I thought to myself…”I sound a lot like my Mom right now” but I didn’t have my “Oprah a-ha moment” […]

35 days until school. What? What happened to summer?

So I was looking at my calendar the other night, and I realized that we’re less than 6 weeks from school starting.  This is going to be a BIG year for us.  NBK is going to be starting JK at Hilton and CJK is going to have Mrs. V. (the same teacher Nicholas had) […]

The purple nightgown.

It’s hot tonight.  So hot that even though we’ve got our thermostat turned way DOWN, the temp in our house is way UP.  Especially in our gorgeous master bedroom, complete with cathedral ceiling and accent window that creates a sort of ‘terrarium’ effect, if you will.  So, in order to sleep, I dig through […]

I miss writing.

The house is silent.  Andrew’s napping, the dogs are passed out on the floor since it’s SO hot, even with the A/C on, and Nick and the boys went to go ‘play golf’, which is code for putt-putt.  I rarely get moments like this, and it’s a good thing, because I become very pensive.


Summer 2012!

Just a day or two ago, we received a letter in the mail telling us that Nicholas has been accepted into the Brighton Area Schools as our School of Choice district.  Due to some issues I had with our home district, I chose to go with BAS.  I also chose to go with BAS […]

Thank you, Mommy, for the beautiful heart…

Nicholas, out of the blue tonight, told me tonight that he sees a beautiful heart in his dreams.  I asked him if he sees it all the time, and he said, “No, I didn’t see it, I can’t see it in my dreams.  I’m asleep.”

I asked him to describe what it looks like […]

Baby Sam…and how he touched my life.

About three months ago, I was contacted by a couple who had received some news at their ‘big’ ultrasound about their baby.  Not only was he a boy, but he appeared to have several conditions that the doctors deemed ‘incompatible with life’.

Rather than do what the medical team suggested, which was to terminate […]


Happy New Year!  I can’t believe it’s 2012 and I’ve hardly blogged much over here.

So, taking a cue from my friend, Kristi, I will be making sure to document important things over here.

Stay tuned – I am planning on catching up soon!

Eight more weeks!

Eight more weeks to go!  I’m officially 32w today and am having maternity photos done by my talented friend, Cynthia Craine.  I will be sure to share after she’s finished with them.

Normalcy for me now includes something called Pelvic Girdle Pain.  Google it.  It’s NOT fun.  Basically, I have pain any time […]

Lots of changes and playing catch up!

This is just a post to please ask for your patience as I figure out what I want the new layout to be for ODHW!

Here’s my new logo – what do you think?