Patrick

Twelve

I have a 12-Year Old.  I have been a mom for 12 Years.  Sometimes you feel like time is flying by so fast.  But, then I also feel like I can barely remember my life before I was a mom. As I look at this photo I remember feeling this overwhelming rush of feelings: love,…
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Fall Means Football….and Soccer

The boys started their soccer season this past weekend with a win, 5-0.  They are playing on a co-ed 6-8th grade team. Even though Bennett is only a 5th grader, he is playing on the team as well.  They did an awesome job and it was fun to watch them.  I was amazed at their…
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Things I Love -Summer Ball Season

Things I Love… This is my feature where I get to share something that I just love. Since you are my friends, I like sharing things I love with others. It could be anything from a new product, food, recipe, song, image, to a person and everything in between. This will be something I am…
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What We Want You to Know

This summer our son, Patrick, attended the nations best (in my opinion) Speech Camp called UI SPEAKS at the University of Iowa Wendell Johnson Speech and Hearing Center.  SPEAKS stands for Speech Programs Educating Adults and Kids who Stutter.  Wendell Johnson was one of the founding fathers of the speech pathology program and part of…
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Celebrating the Last Week of School and a Recipe

Summer begins today for us.  We had a great year of school and each of our kids excelled and had awesome experiences.  Even Patrick is still wanting to be in school.  I’m thinking since he is still sleeping at 7:30 that he will change his mind today.  I had a lot to be proud of…
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The Goodbye and The Good Job

THE GOODBYE Today I had to let something that I love doing go.  It was a tough decision, but for my own sanity I decided I had to drop it.  I am not someone to quit things, especially things that I have committed to.  But, then I committ to other things, and then something else…
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A Weekend Recap!

We had such a full weekend with many proud moments, that I just needed to share it with you. Friday morning, our son, Patrick was 1 of 20 to make the 3rd/4th grade spelling bee. When I realized that Patrick was in the top 4 kids who were left, I thought to myself, Wow, he…
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9 Years Already!

Nine years ago today, I became a mom! I gave birth to our son Patrick and will never forget that feeling when the nurse put him in my arms for the first time. Patrick is such a funny, bright, and unique kid. I love how he has his dad’s sense of humor, and my musical…
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VACATION!

Here are some photos from our recent family vacation to Tennessee. My husband’s sister and her family also went on the trip. We spent time in Nashville and the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and downtown Nashville. We rocked out to a new and upcoming band, “American Bang” on July 4th. We then traveled on to Sevierville/Pidgeon…
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Stacie's bookshelf: read-in-2023

The Lazy Genius Kitchen: Have What You Need, Use What You Have, and Enjoy It Like Never Before
Your Table Is Ready: Tales of a New York City Maître D'
The Royal Governess: A Novel of Queen Elizabeth II's Childhood
Food Fight
Spare
Foster
This Time Tomorrow
To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings
Kiss Me in the Coral Lounge: Intimate Confessions from a Happy Marriage
Save What's Left
Remarkably Bright Creatures
The Galveston Diet: The Doctor-Developed, Patient-Proven Plan to Burn Fat and Tame Your Hormonal Symptoms
Golden Hills
The Girl with the Louding Voice
The Favor
Small Things Like These
This Is How I Lied
Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital
Audrey L and Audrey W: Best Friends-ish: Book 1
Audrey L and Audrey W: True Creative Talents: Book 2
Chasing Giants: In Search of the World's Largest Freshwater Fish
The Puzzler: One Man's Quest to Solve the Most Baffling Puzzles Ever, from Crosswords to Jigsaws to the Meaning of Life
In Conclusion, Don't Worry About It
It Is Well With My Soul: My Story
Have I Told You This Already?: Stories I Don’t Want to Forget to Remember
Book Lovers
A Girl Called Samson
Finn and the Feline Frenemy
The Levee
The Golden Spoon
Only the Beautiful
Live Wire: Long-Winded Short Stories
The Sisters Sweet
Fish in a Tree
This Tender Land
Intermittent Fasting Transformation: The 45-Day Program for Women to Lose Stubborn Weight, Improve Hormonal Health, and Slow Aging
The Mostly True Story of Tanner and Louise
Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice from Dear Sugar
Ben Y and the Ghost in the Machine
The Great Gilly Hopkins
BenBee and the Teacher Griefer
We Should Not Be Friends: The Story of a Friendship
Blue Highways: A Journey into America
Beyond the Point
The Family
Hamnet
The Bookstore Sisters
And Finally: Matters of Life and Death
The Cactus
Black Cake
Ban This Book
Passing
I'm Glad My Mom Died
These Precious Days: Essays
Evidence of the Affair
The Night Travelers
Out of the Corner
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
One Day in December

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