Because several of you have asked about it and because I’ve forgotten or gotten distracted at least half a dozen times…

The winner of the Jord watch giveaway (from, oh, a good 3 weeks ago), is:

AMY, who answered the all-encompassing Parisian foot questions with: “He said, “Aaah, Cherie, your feet and toes are absolutely beautiful. I wish my wife’s toes looked as amazing as yours do!”

Thanks, Amy, I’m blushing. Oh, and check your email for deets!


Well, if you live in the States, I hope you had a wonderful Independence Day weekend!

We did…mostly.

We started off with a potluck lunch at Mandy’s house, where she snapped this family pic for us.


I’m not claiming it as our most photogenic picture of all time, but at least we’re all looking, which is always a winner in my book!

After a fun time with friends, we headed to my mom’s house for more food, swimming, and little-girl-scaring explosions of death fireworks.

Then, my mom kindly offered to keep our kids for us while we caught a late-ish showing of Dinesh D’Souza’s new flick, America: Imagine the World Without Her.

I would definitely recommend it if for no other reason than to provide an alternative perspective to the current popular political narrative. (If you have trouble finding it in your area, but they do have D’Souza’s first movie, 2016: Obama’s America, showing, then it’s probably actually the new one but mislabeled. That’s how it was in every theater that carried it in our area).

Sadly, by the end of the movie, I wasn’t feeling so hot, and by Saturday morning, I was in the throes of a full-blown stomach bug.

Honestly, though, if you have to get sick, there’s no better time to do it than when your husband and kids already have somewhere to go (I was supposed to go too, but, well…puking).

Shaun took the kids off to a celebration/get together at his parents’ house, while I spent the day like this:

sick day

I pretty much did nothing but alternate between napping and vegging on the couch, which got pretty old by about 8 PM but was definitely better than trying to chase twins and wipe bottoms when my legs felt like wet noodles.

And then, Shaun’s parents kept the kids on Sunday so I could fully recover without getting them sick since Shaun is leaving on a work trip this week. Which means I got another awesomely uninterrupted nap!

I tell you what: this getting sick business has its upsides! (Joking…sort of).

Which brings us to today,  when I had something completely different planned for you, which, due to all the aforementioned upchucking and nap-taking, remains in half-finished form.

I’m feeling tons better today, though, so I plan to back in full fighting, er, writing form tomorrow.

See y’all then!


  1. Stomach flu is the worst! It’s pretty much the one thing that can take a Mamma down. Glad you got to rest and are feeling better 🙂

  2. yes that Della is a cutie. of course everyone is either pretty or handsome. glad you are feeling better.

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