As a kid, you know your grandparents as that ‘old’ retired grandpa or grandma. You never really consider them in their youth and imagine what they were like as a kid, teen or young adult. To me, my one grandpa was that old, jolly man that loved gadgets, and was the first person in our … Continue reading Write It Down
Happy New Year! A new decade is here as we start 2020. A new year feels like fresh starts. I haven’t been someone that does ‘resolutions’. I always feel like constant growth personally is the way to go. So for me, consistency and focus is something that I will continue to nurture as we enter … Continue reading New Year!
I was sitting on a little chair, looking at the decorations that were to go on the tree and inconspicuously observing my family around me. Jordan was working on a word search on the back of the advent calendar, Owen was placing a decoration and Jay had the hockey game on. We had some ginger … Continue reading Tradition
The first time I really saw my mom drunk was in Bruges, Belgium. I was living in the Netherlands when I was 18 and mom, dad and my younger sister Clare flew to meet me in Paris. From there, we did a road trip north to the Netherlands. We had been enjoying beer on the … Continue reading Bruges and a Family Dinner
“Oh no, I am going to be sick.” Not what you want to hear while driving in a busy city and you have to find a place to pull over. This was a week ago Friday. Kids had yet another free day from school so I had booked a vacation day to do ‘something fun.’ … Continue reading Best Laid Plans and Passport Office