Category Archives: Arianna


Sunday (aside from being Mother’s Day) included church, as our Sundays do. As usual, I found myself with tears streaming down my face following worship, not wanting it to end, needing it not to end. The message was an explanation of the kinds … Continue reading

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First Friday

Tonight started a new summertime tradition for the kids and me – First Friday. It’s an event local to us up here in Armstrong County, a food truck roundup on the first Friday of every month in the summer. We’re … Continue reading

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Mommy’s a Soccer Mom

My last post got a bit deep and ranty. How about something lighter-hearted? Mommy’s a Soccer Mom!  

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Her and Her Guy

On Saturday, Arianna had her first school dance. She was to ask her “guy” (be it dad, uncle, grandpa, neighbor – awesome work, Armstrong School District!) and take him to the dance. It was hands-down clear that she’d be taking her … Continue reading

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So We Ran

This evening, as I huffed and puffed my way through 2.5 miles, my mind raced. I started to think that I wasn’t as in it to win it as I was in the past. I was so very hard on myself … Continue reading

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Everything I Didn’t Know I Wanted

Seven years ago, I sat at a small table with a small baby child to my left and a computer in front of me. I was supposed to be writing lesson plans, but I had lost my inspiration to teach. … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween 2015

From Captain America and Princess Anna… Happy Halloween.

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She’s Seven

It is hard to believe that she’s seven. How did this happen? I know they warned me. They warned me often. But I didn’t believe it. Time stood still waiting for her, yet every single second since her “LaaaaaaaLLLLLLLLLLLLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA” echoed … Continue reading

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Arianna: First Grade

I’ve been putting off the Arianna First Grade first day post for five days now. Seriously, I’m not even sure how she is a first grader already. Wasn’t it just yesterday that I was anxiously awaiting her arrival? No? Then … Continue reading

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Competitive Spirit

As a kid, I really could have cared less about sports. My mom had me in dance for a while, but I think that I was caught more than once just lying on the stage during recitals and picking at … Continue reading

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