Sunday Chat

I would like to pretend that this will be a regular gig. Old school blogging, just chatting about life. But I can’t pretend that I will do anything around here with any regularity. So we’ll just aim for it and laugh together at how far I fall from the mark. Deal?

Last Sunday was our awesome dog Griffin’s birthday. I had told the kids we would mark the day with a little present, but Hannah got it into her brain that he needed a cake. We even found adorable decorated dog cookies, but no. Nothing would suffice except a dog cake. And apparently it was up to me to make it.


Well. The internet is FULL of dog cake recipes. So apparently this is a thing. So we made a little doggie cupcake, topped it with peanut butter and Cheez Whiz and sang Happy birthday to our dog while he stared at us wondering why his food was on fire.


Lily started a “Girls Who Code” class last Monday. She is super into math and computers and I absolutely love this little nerd I am raising. The things she can do on a computer astound me. I am hoping she is the next Bill Gates and I can retire at 45. Of course to retire I would need work in the first place……

Last Thursday night Hannah and I went to the local Broadway tour of Annie. It was her Christmas present. I am doing my best to raise kids who love musical theatre but so far Hannah is the only one biting. But she is all in so it works. We had so much fun and listened to Taylor Swift all the way there and back. Apparently I am an 8 year old trapped in a thirty something body.

This weekend we spent all day Saturday skiing as a family. I actually stayed in “civilian clothing” and helped Silas on the bunny hill while the big kids and Ryan tackled the bigger hills. By the end of the day Silas was heading up a chair lift and keeping up with his sisters. I am so excited we are becoming a skiing family. I grew up going to Colorado almost every winter and I can’t wait to make memories on the slopes with my kids. It is quite the expensive little hobby though. Perhaps we should have chosen geocaching…..


Today my brother’s family and my parents came over for dinner and a little round of Cards Against Humanity. Yes you heard right I played with my parents. We laughed so hard and had so much fun. We threw some cards out that were just too offensive or gross, but kept a whole lot in that definitely were cringe worthy. I cannot remember the last time I laughed so hard. I am not sure everyone would feel this way, but I think my family rocks that we always have so much fun together.

Watching: White Collar

Reading: The Circle

Listening to: Pearl Jam Ten (my kids HATE it, I have failed)

What’s new with you?



  1. 1. YESSSSSSS, you should do this every week.
    2. I’m not even going to talk about this dog birthday business (again).
    3. A girls who code class?? Oh my goodness, I love this SO MUCH.
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  2. Love it! I need to blog. And I don’t have a niche, so all these high powered niche bloggers making money scare the funny out of me.

    Also I wrote a fabulous essay about towel folding on Facebook tonight getting all kinds of conversation going, and I don’t see that happening on blogs anymore.

  3. Love me some just jilly family updates!!!

  4. Shelley says:

    Cards Against Humanity is fun, and our group removes some of the cards as well. You know you’re having a great time when you are laughing so hard that you can’t finish a 3 word phrase!

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