Dinosaur Adventure Park – Lena’s 5th Birthday

By | 2017-09-13T13:55:18+00:00 September 13th, 2017|Party Hardy|

I've been meaning to blog Lena's 5th birthday for.... well, about a year now, seeing as she just turned six. Better late than never, right? You may recall that I have a slight obsession with birthday parties and an inability to keep things "casual." I stinking LOVE planning my kids' [...]


Aksel’s First Birthday

By | 2017-03-01T11:42:13+00:00 January 14th, 2016|Party Hardy|

My favorite little boy in the whole world turned one and I'm not even sure how it happened. I remember the first year of Lena's life went by at a snail's pace and this little guy seems to have just rushed through the past twelve months at lightning speed. I suspect the fact that I am actually getting some sleep has a lot to do with it. When you're awake for an entire year straight, it tends to feel a lot longer.


Lena’s 4th Birthday

By | 2017-02-10T17:48:20+00:00 December 11th, 2015|Party Hardy|

Our baby turned four. Not such a huge deal... except it is. Because in England, once you turn four, you graduate into full time school where you learn how to read and write and stick out your tongue and have a speaking part in the school play. So basically, Lena turned 14. [...]


The Worst Gift Giver – Part 1

By | 2018-05-27T09:31:25+00:00 January 23rd, 2014|Personal|

I really wish I was better at giving gifts. I would love to be one of those people who always has the unexpected but perfectly matched gift for each big occasion or celebration. Every once in awhile, things come together for me and I manage to come up with a great idea. More often, though, I rack my brain for weeks trying to think of the perfect present and get so frustrated that I end up doing nothing.


Lena’s Second Birthday

By | 2017-02-10T17:48:37+00:00 November 15th, 2013|Party Hardy|

For Lena second birthday we rented the local tumble gym for an hour and let the kids run wild. We are blessed to have an amazing community of both friends and family who love Lena as if she was their own. Despite many of them not having young children, everyone came out to watch the birthday girl show off her gymnastics moves.


Crooked houses

By | 2017-02-10T17:03:23+00:00 October 7th, 2013|Days Out, Personal|

For Lena's second birthday, we were really hoping to make it back to the States so we could celebrate with all our family and friends. So we decided that if we could find a military flight going anywhere on the East Coast


My hetero life partner

By | 2017-02-10T17:05:27+00:00 May 14th, 2013|Personal|

Meet Kristi. She is one of my dearest friends, by far the most hilarious person you'll ever meet, and has the mouth of a sailor. We've known each other since elementary school but really cemented our friendship in 7th grade health. We got partnered together to give a presentation on HPV or genital warts and the rest is pretty much history.

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