Some of you may know me as a Goo Goo Dolls fan.  Love 'em or hate 'em, we've all heard their song Iris.  In case you were living under a rock close to Y2K, here's a link to the song. Ever since we found out that Ruby was born without irises and that they would not… Continue reading Iris


Our Village

Our village is full of the coolest, most supportive individuals.  We have the best parents, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents.  We cherish our friends near and far, those we see every week and those we don't talk to or see for months.  You all hold a special place in our hearts.  Roo, Sar and I… Continue reading Our Village


The word expectation gets overused on a daily basis, whether we're managing customer expectations, family expectations or living up to our own (sometimes unreasonable) personal expectations.  I'm one, like many, who attempts to adhere to my own overly high standards.  Generating a respectable income, managing family finances, cooking*, cleaning all while juggling first time parenting and squeezing… Continue reading Expectations