Friday, November 11, 2016

PHENOMENAL!

Lately, Camren has been incorporating the word phenomenal into his vernacular. It has been a delightful experience, watching him attempt to use it in hilarious and random ways. He uses the word to describe mundane tasks and seemingly unimportant events. For example:


“Mom, where are my clothes?”
“I set them on the table, Cam.”
“That is phenomenal.”

Friday, October 28, 2016

Apple Pie Prayers

I ate apple pie for breakfast.


I suppose I justified it by telling myself all kinds of silly trifles, like: "An apple is a fruit, Leish, so this is actually healthy." And, "Life is short, so just eat the pie. It's really not a big deal..."

But in actuality, you guys, as I shoveled that warm cinnamon-y goodness into my mouth I realized something: I feel sad. I feel alone. (And that was why I was eating the pie!)

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Bridget and Lambs and DI...OH MY!

I suppose it was my friend McKenzie who inspired my idea for Bridget's Halloween costume.

We were at a social media conference--enjoying turkey sandwiches and eclairs at the lunchtime break--when we started talking about our kids. Eventually the topic of Bridget's crazy, naturally curly hair came up. (It is always a conversation starter!)

Monday, August 8, 2016

Sometimes There is Wind, and Sometimes it Blows!

I live in a windy city.

Photo by Pit Hermann
Not THE windy city, mind you, with Cubs and hotdogs and architecturally impressive structures... Just A windy city, with constant airflow that either ruffles my hair or sends my small, yellow flower pots flying. Sometimes it's refreshing. Sometimes it's downright annoying.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Letting Go of Perfect

I remember what it was like to attend church as a child.


After a large, congregational meeting, the adults and the children would break into their assigned classes or groups and head to a designated room reserved for further spiritual edification. The classrooms were small and usually smelled of chalk dust. The turf-like carpet was scratchy to the touch and almost always tan in color.