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Half-year Birthday

Half-year Birthday

Becoming a parent for the second time has turned me into a cliche-spouting stereotype. Can’t. Stop. Myself…. Where has the time gone? They grow up so fast! Before I know it they’ll be in college! They were born only five minutes ago! Okay. Whew. Actually, the first six months with Violet were incredibly slow. But […]

Anniversary

Anniversary

Five years. Wow. Together since 1995? Double wow. In that time we’ve lived the small-town-college-rock-band scene, traveled the country, lived abroad, backpacked through Asia and Mexico, learned to scuba dive, moved to Austin sight unseen, became home-owners and became parents twice over. I can’t wait to see what happens next. Yes, I’m very very lucky.

Teletubbies must die

Teletubbies must die

I don’t get it. Violet has never watched an entire video in her whole life (except once while strapped into a car seat and after having not slept for 5 days ). But now she is obsessed, obsessed with Teletubbies. Don’t get me wrong, the show isn’t that bad. There’s some hypnotic trippy quality to […]

Rambling

Rambling

Have I ever mentioned how un-fun it is to be sick when you must take care of little people who may or may not also be sick? Yes. Yes I have. But last time I complained I only had one little person. So… waaaa… okay, I’m done. Rob’s parents visited last weekend all the way […]