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Emmett Grey Turns 1

Dear Emmett, How has an entire year gone by since the first time I laid eyes on your sweet face? Time is going too quickly already! And now we have a new baby on the way again, can you believe it? I want to take a few minutes and just tell you the many ways […] Read the whole post!

Thank You For The Hat: An Open Letter To Annie

Dear Annie, On September 9th, you left sisters, colleagues, friends, children and grandchildren behind as you took your place in Heaven with our Lord. After a long battle with Lung Cancer, nobody blames you for being ready for such a sweet release. Even though we can’t imagine a world where you aren’t here with us, […] Read the whole post!

Son, You Don’t Need To Change Your Name: An Open Letter To My Kindergartner

Dear Dominic, I was so excited to pick you up from school today. All day long, I thought about the adorable outfit you picked out to wear and I couldn’t believe I didn’t get a picture. You have the best sense of style, you are seriously so cool. I was hoping and praying you still […] Read the whole post!

When You Receive Tender Mercies

It’s been a long, hard day. In fact, it’s been a long, hard several days. Maybe even weeks. And when it gets like this, those small tender mercies can be hard to notice. Oh there’s happiness mixed in between of course, but with Hubbalicious working such long hours at the shop because we’re short-staffed right […] Read the whole post!

{ Him vs. Me } Getting D An iPod For His Birthday

Hubbalicious and I had a little debate the other day about whether or not we should get D an iPod for his birthday. He’s going to be 5 soon. *I know, it’s insane, I swear just yesterday I was feeding him a bottle.*  Anyway, so he texts me: “I want to get D an iPod […] Read the whole post!

A Tourist’s Review of a Weekend in Los Angeles, CA

When my sister called and asked me if I wanted to go to The Price Is Right in LA, of course my immediate answer was “yes!” I mean, who wouldn’t want to go to a taping of what I’m pretty sure is one of the longest running game shows in the history of ever? It […] Read the whole post!

Checking In With The Sannars… It’s been a little crazy lately!

My dear friends, it’s been too long. We’ve had family in town visiting, so things have been a little chaotic, but really nice. And even though, Hubbalicious’ mother has gone home, we still have more friends coming this month so I don’t see it slowing down for a little while yet. But still… we’ve been […] Read the whole post!

I Just Realized That My Black Son Lives In A Different World Than I Do

Once upon a time, I lived in a bubble. It was a lovely, safe bubble… where race genuinely didn’t matter. Not because it didn’t exist, or because we were all colorblind, but because we lived in unity and accepted each other. Once upon a time, I lived in a beautiful bubble, where a loving white […] Read the whole post!

An Open Letter To Myself On My 35th Birthday

I can remember when my parents were 35. They were such young parents, and I always loved that because they took us all kinds of fun places, played outside with us, and most importantly, they could remember what it was like to be my age. You see, when my parents were 35, I was 17. […] Read the whole post!

That One Time My Face Swelled Up From An Allergic Reaction

I’ve never really struggled with allergies too much. More now than when I lived in the Pacific Northwest, and I’ve heard that’s pretty common for the Austin area. But even still, it’s just a random little sneezing and runny nose here and there when there’s something really strong in the air. Oh, and I’ve also […] Read the whole post!

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