Another school year

Today was the first official day of school. New school, new state, and different schools. The youngest is on his own, in elementary school and the 2 middle schoolers are together at the same school. One of the the biggest changes for my kiddos this year with school is no uniforms. (clothes shopping was a [...]

Experiences over Things

Eleven years ago, we lived here, in Philadelphia. It feels like it was a lifetime ago. My oldest son Kupstar was born here, where his Aunt and Uncle nicknamed him McNabb, after the football player Donovan McNabb who was quite the sensation during his years with the Philadelphia Eagles. Uncle Nigel and Aunt Lisa came [...]

Thus far He has brought us

A little backstory, Hubby and I met and married in Ohio 14 years ago. (I can’t believe it’s been that long!) When I first came to the US, I lived in Cincinnati, OH and Hubby lived in Cleveland OH. Our life and love story started in this state and so being back here is like [...]

New Beginnings

The end of something is always the beginning of something good and better. That’s how I’m choosing to look at our move. My family and I have called San Antonio home for the last 6 years. During these 6 years we have made some of the most amazing relationships and friendships. God has truly been [...]

June 27th

Remembering you today, on this day, 7 years ago when you quietly and peacefully slipped away from us. I can never hold back the tears every year when this day comes. The events of that day when I received that dreaded call, to when I arrived home to the harsh reality that you were indeed [...]

On Marriage

On this particular Saturday night, he made me leave the house. I didn’t want to. I was tired from an afternoon at the pool with a bunch of 9-12 year old boys, all I wanted to do was watch TV in bed and eat leftovers but he insisted. He had found a green restaurant that [...]


It's obviously been a while since I wrote or shared anything on here. I just got done speaking to a sister I knew from like 10 years ago and she casually challenged me to post more on my blog. When she put the challenge across to me, I immediately came up with a 101 reasons [...]

Summer Break Happenings

So school has been out for 2 weeks and the kids are busy with summer camps AND lounging around the house when they're free. I love not being rushed through the mornings and waking up a little later (I love to sleep). "Babygirl," as I affectionately call my oldest, my daughter, loves baking. She's not [...]