Well hello there, Second Grade!

I have a few fuzzy, fleeting memories of First Grade. I can roughly picture my classroom, and I remember we used those little, red and blue counting bears, and I have one random memory of my Mom bringing our family dog Allie to my class one day for my Show-and-Tell. But I REMEMBER Second Grade. […]

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I’m an aunt!

If you’re reading this, I got the green light to shout it from the rooftops! Baby Rangira is here! My sister Laura and her husband Leo didn’t find out beforehand whether they were having a boy or a girl, and didn’t reveal names — so we all squealed to get the phone call yesterday. Mr. […]

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We’ve been gone on our annual trek into the wilderness for the last week and there’s laundry to do and photos to sort and gear to de-funk and emails (and emails and emails…) to read. And next week is back to work and back to summer camp and there will be school supplies to buy […]

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Hood Boys Appreciation Weekend

In 2008, mid-June became all about celebrating my favorite boy — and my other favorite boy. Colt’s birthday typically falls within a few days of Father’s Day so it’s all about the boys around here. This year, we were overdue for a trip to see Ninny and Pop in Arkadelphia so we headed south for […]

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Nacho Average Baby Shower

After throwing such a festival of nonsense for Laura’s chickens last fall, Becky and I knew we couldn’t just host a normal, traditional baby shower for Laura and Leo. We had a reputation to uphold. I stopped just short of putting a margarita glass in its little baby hand, but I think this introduces the […]

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