A Letter To My Firstborn

August 1, 2013

As he walked past me, I grabbed on to his gray Nike t-shirt and pulled him onto my lap. He is too big for me to cuddle, but I cuddle him anyway. His lanky legs hang almost to the floor. I lean down and kiss him on the forehead, noticing his ridiculously long eyelashes. He is […]

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This Season Of Life

May 31, 2013

The bad news is – it was 319 degrees today with about 98% humidity. The good news is, the visitor side of the baseball field we were playing at this evening was completely shaded. I remember the first season the boys signed up to play baseball. The evening of our first practice was cold and […]

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I Hate This Story

February 19, 2013

It is a treat having two little boys. They are alike in some ways, but for the most part, the two of them are as different as night and day. At their well-visit a few weeks ago, their pediatrician informed me that at Stevie’s current rate of growth, he will be a 5’11″ / 180 pound adult. […]

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Taking The Hood By Storm

November 1, 2012

When I tucked the boys in last night, Alex asked me to take one last picture of him before he turned seven. This picture makes me smile for so many reasons. These two are best friends, great playmates, and partners in crime.  Partners in crime who will make great use of the Spider Man Deluxe Web-blaster […]

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Happy Thoughts

October 7, 2012

Our little family has had a stressful weekend. I am trying to occupy my mind with happy thoughts. Like my sweet, handsome fellas. Happy times in the Jeep. Beautiful sunsets on the beach. Knowing that this man comes home to me after a long day week at work. Happy reunions. World travels. Crazy, happy times.  And […]

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Some Things I Love

September 30, 2012

When I read that this week’s You Capture challenge is ‘something you love’, I knew I wanted to participate, because doesn’t that sound fun? My favorite Dr. Pepper is an ice-cold 20 ounce bottle straight out of the cooler. It doesn’t get much better than that. I triple love this monster. It takes the best […]

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Going Bananas

May 2, 2012

If you were around here on Monday, (or if you follow FITP on the Facebook) you might remember me mentioning that Stevie and McDaddy won first place in the father/son cub-scout bake-off. This win marks their third trophy in three years, but their FIRST first place award. I’d say these two make a pretty good culinary pair, […]

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You Capture – Spring

April 30, 2012

Y’all. We had a busy weekend up in here. We kicked off the weekend at the ball field on Friday evening. Stevie’s team, The River Bandits had to quit at the end of the fourth inning due to a time restriction because there was a game immediately after ours, which stinks because we lost by ONE […]

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I Spy

April 26, 2012

My boys love to play Spy Games. In fact, they call themselves The Alpha Team. They have no idea that sometimes I spy on them. Crouched down on the back deck, I wait and I watch. And I listen. They laugh. They make plans. They talk spy stuff. They make fart noises. They laugh. They talk about […]

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The Toydozer – Giveaway

April 4, 2012

We have approximately 4,728,193 Legos in this house. So when I received an e-mail about reviewing a fun toy called The Toydozer – an innovative product that allows parents and kids to spend less time cleaning and more time playing - I was all, where do I sign up? From the Toydozer website: Toy clean up time is […]

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