Empty Nest – Take Two


I should be in bed.  In fact, I was in bed but I couldn’t sleep. Today (or yesterday when you read this), I returned from Utah where I deposited my girls back at college.  Thirty six hours after the Wedding Carnival we hopped in the car and drove 13 hours to Utah. We spent the next two days in a whirlwind getting them moved back into their apartments, unpacked, books purchased and groceries bought. I also left behind my two boys.  One of them now settled in his first apartment [Continue Reading…]

My Calendar


About the beginning of December I went out and bought my new 2012 calendar.  I always buy the refrigerator version. I have quite a pile of them now.  A mini-history of our family. I love a new calendar.  I love how clean and fresh it looks, so full of possibility.  I love my little ritual of sitting down with my  new calendar and my old calendar and transferring all the birthdays and special days onto the new calendar.  It is a new year in two ways for me – the [Continue Reading…]

An Empty Nest – A New Purpose


So it is official, we have an empty nest.  Tessa, my baby, has left for college.  She is attending summer term at BYU in Provo and will then continue on to Fall term. I had been dreading this day for a while, for years actually as we have moved closer and closer to “that day.” That’s how I referred to it in my head  “that day.”  “That day” when all four children would no longer live at home full time. Well, we are there. It is hard when, after 27 [Continue Reading…]

Mommy Moment: I Don’t Mind

i dont care

So I need a little mommy moment today. We are on the countdown at our house.  This is not a countdown I am looking forward to. It is the countdown until we are empty nesters.  I’m not going to tell you how many days it is because it just makes me sad and anxious.  But it’s not enough! Tessa will be headed to Utah at the end of June with Cali to enjoy the laid back atmosphere of college life in the summer, take a few classes, live in an [Continue Reading…]