We set out for the rodeo this afternoon only to be greeted with nine billion others who I assume got the same memo.  After patiently waiting in a sea of cars with our destination miles away we agreed to take a detour, and boy was it ever worth it!

Peak-a-Boo POP!

I wish I were a skilled peacock negotiator because I would have killed for even a single feather.  Absolutely stunning.

Sometimes a simple detour can create the most beautiful moments.  So much to be thankful for.  We hope you have a wonderful week!


My darling man, I’ve neglected time.  I’ve neglected to notice how time is flashing at light speed right before my eyes.  Time with you, my love, is priceless.  I yearn for it.  It is the reason I exist.  I wake up every day, ready to be present for you.

Always remember that whenever I am away from you, I am never present wherever I am.  I am thinking and dreaming about you.

I neglected to notice to perfect little mullet that was forming on that little head; and as much as I love our “business in the front, party in the back” mentality…dada and I finally made the cut…and then we shed a tear.

I’ve neglected to spend more time with our sweet pups…and yet they continue to love.

I hope wherever you are in your life, you remember to never neglect a single minute, not one.  When you live to work, you neglect to really live.

Work hard to live and you’ll find, it’s not hard at all.  I love you Tommy.



Hand, Foot & Mouth Misery

WARNING: What you are about to see is less than glamorous but apparently, really common…….ummm where the hell have I been?

So I’m guessing this is one of those viruses that all the moms collectively decide to conveniently NOT share with their “future mom” friends?  While I appreciate you (moms) sparing me the beautiful details, I would have loved to have had just a second to…well…I don’t know…PREPARE MYSELF!

New moms…meet my our new friend the Hand, Foot & Mouth virus.

The idiot who dubbed this incredibly unique and intellectual name forgot to mention the other 30 body parts that will be consumed in red, blistery, bumpy, miserable little spots.  It started a week ago yesterday, on a Monday.  We had a slight fever Monday that grew into a bigger fever on Tuesday.  Wednesday morning Rob and I left for work; and while we knew Tommy was not feeling well, we certainly had no idea what was upon us.

On Wednesday afternoon Rob came home for a late lunch and took Tommy to the doctor right away.  He had a 102+ fever and the bumps had arrived!  They grew and became more and more uncomfortable as the days went on.  It’s now Tuesday and Tommy’s bumps have yet to fade completely; but overall I think team Gish is winning.  This virus is downright rough on all parties!  Want a sleeping baby? Fugetaboutit!!!  I do not wish this on anyone.

So that about sums up our past 8 days; but other than that we’re great, 🙂 with a hint of sarcasm!  Hope your doing well!