Happy Thanksgiving

One day before Thanksgiving Reflecting And Looking Forward Thankful For Tim, my partner in life He makes me laugh He gives the best hugs He can fix anything (really) He's a good listener He pushes me He gives the best advice He's a great dad He's present Thankful For G&P They make me better So…Read more Happy Thanksgiving


Crap Days and Gratitude

Some days are crap. And neither of us want to hang out in the parking lot while little bro runs with his team. She asks if she can drive to the beach. I never say yes to unnecessary driving. But this time I do. And she's surprised. So she puts on Gemini. She takes the…Read more Crap Days and Gratitude

Happy Birthday, Sam

Dear Sam, I vividly remember the day you were born. Anticipation. Waiting. 10/27/2017. Another birthday. 22. I miss you. It's a beautiful Pacific Northwest fall day. So many colors. Orange. Red. Yellow. Blue. I promise to get outside and enjoy it. I love you, Sam. Happy Birthday. xoxo, Aunt Anne

Happy Father’s Day, Tim

Dear Tim, As the son of a deadbeat dad, you didn't have a 'Father' example to follow. So you made it up. You're real. Honest. Present. And funny. The perfect father combination. I'm grateful that I get to raise Gilly and Pete with you. Happy Father's Day, Tim. I love you! xoxo, Anne   

Show Up

Dear Gilly and Pete, Today is the first day of summer vacation. At least it is for Gilly. Don't worry, Pete, you're almost done too. Only two more weeks. This is summer number one, of the five we have left before you both head off to college. I'm certain this summer will be etched in…Read more Show Up


Dear Sam, You are gone too soon. We didn't even get to know you. I sit on the dock, down by the lake. The warm air engulfs me. I stare at the water. I gaze up at the clouds. Then I close my eyes.  and I see your beautiful face. I see you In your…Read more Eulogy

The Family that Masks Together..

It's important to moisturize. And so much more fun with buddies! We enjoyed some quality, family mask time yesterday evening. 13 year old was not game, so we left him out of the fun. According to Cliff, we're having a dry air storm here in the PNW. So cold and dry right now, our skin…Read more The Family that Masks Together..