Europe, Day 5 (London)

After a stop at TKTS to buy theatre tickets first thing in the morning, we headed off to The British Museum. Or as I like to call it, The British Museum of Pillaging and Thievery. Due to the British having the biggest and strongest army/navy for so many centuries, they’ve… Read More

Europe Trip, Day 7 (Paris)

I love, love to plan trips and do research and find cool things to do on vacation. I felt like I had found a bunch of really great things to see and do on this trip. So imagine my dismay when we got to Paris and I realized that I… Read More

Europe Trip, Day 9 (Paris)

Because today was Sunday we decided to start off at Nôtre Dame. This place is always mobbed with people (and you know I hate crowds) so we made sure we got up nice and early. Of course the bells were ringing. Was it Quasimodo? There was a mass being performed… Read More

Adelaide-y Bug

Does any parent ever get used to their child growing up? When I think of this sullen little girl who rarely smiled (but also rarely cried) . . .     . . . it’s hard for me to imagine that that solemn little baby is now a spunky, laughing,… Read More

Cutting Off Bows

I bought Ada an Easter dress a couple of days ago. As I have done for many, many years I cut the bow off the front of the dress. I really hate bows. I always have. I don’t mind a bow on a dress that naturally occurs, say on the… Read More

Best Baby Advice

Is it just me or is everybody pregnant? Wait, that makes it sound like I’m pregnant. I am NOT pregnant. My eggs are shriveled and dried up. But everyone else, it seems, is very fertile. (If you are struggling with infertility, I’m really sorry. You are probably very aware that… Read More

The Christmas Recovery Zone

Whew! What a Christmas! It’s taken me a whole week just to recover from our vacation. We went to The Motherland (Utah), where several relatives on both sides met us. We spent the entire time going from family to family with tiny interludes of seeing old friends. Relaxing, it was… Read More