My friends! I want to share something very special with you. We came to visit my parents for a few days, and my dad led me around the old stomping grounds. He dropped me off at Molen’s Seep in Emery County and said, “Look around. Find yourself some rock art.” Oh. Oh, it was beautiful. There’s nothing like looking around … Read More
Meet The Yardleys.
We’re attending a new church, and our first day went without a hitch. That’s a lie. There were so many hitches. I was wearing 4-inch heels and of course the platform suddenly peeled off the bottom of my shoe so I was rendered completely lame. My husband begged some scotch tape off of somebody so I could tape my shoe … Read More
The Obligatory “I’m At My Parents With All the Animals” Photo Montage
I’d like to introduce you to, in no particular order, Elsa, Colleen, Marlene, Minnie, and Scruffy Muffy, whose real name, I think, is Muffin. Visiting my parents means spending hours on the porch swing with something fluffy and warm on my lap. I love it.
Christmas in July 2020
One of my favorite family traditions is Christmas in July. My parents did it for us when we were children, and now I do it for my kids. This year was extra sweet because my family had been in strict isolation for four months, and we drove up to see my parents, who had also been extremely isolated. Hugging my … Read More
Vegas Peeps: Please Keep An Eye Out For My Missing Cat!
My Marsh Cat has gone missing. I last saw him at about 6 pm on May 3, and it’s not like him to be gone for more than 24 hours. The above picture was taken hours before he disappeared. He’s neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. If anybody sees him, would you please let us know? He has a scabbed wound on … Read More
An Introduction to Williams Syndrome
The Williams Syndrome Association put out a wonderful video that touches on some of the main points of Williams Syndrome. I know so many of the beautiful faces in this video, and it fills me with joy. When my son was first diagnosed with WS, we weren’t in contact with anybody else who had it, and felt horrifically alone. (I … Read More
Be My Valentine All Month Long
Holidays have this insane, commercial buildup. There’s pressure, pressure, PRESSURE and then suddenly it’s over. You’re left with dead flowers, discount chocolates, and the next holiday (or two) creeping into the stores. Stop. Just stop. This has become madness. I find myself pushing back at the hype. I want to surround myself with my family, whom I love, and let … Read More
This is What I’m Thankful For.
After the Thankgsgiving Turkey Trot. They make me smile!
A Safe, Warm House
Yesterday was an emotional day. One of my roommates received some devastating news. I’m still bruised myself. So we all stayed inside of our safe, warm house yesterday, leaving only to get more Coke Zeros, snacks, and dinner. Do you know what it feels like to be loved? To have people who genuinely care for you gathered around? It feels … Read More
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