- Your dad is hilarious... Like, really hilarious. Says Evan... after he reads this email... Okay, wait, I should preface this a bit for you. Well, actually, the email is pretty self-explanatory. Just know that my mom was NOT psyched. And dad felt like he needed to defend himself... so he sent me this email...… Continue reading go jim go.
The Big 2-6 Birthday Recap. 8:00AM - Wake up. I had work to do. Open a package from my dear, dear family. I took that in front of the Texas liscense plate for y'all. Missing you. Loving all the love you sent to me for my birthday! I especially love this next gem because it… Continue reading everything, everyone… celebrate.
I'm usually all about celebrating my birthday for a whole week. Proclaiming that it's "MY BIRTHDAY WEEK! We're gonna BBQ/eat at Trio/go rafting/watch movies/etc. etc... cuz it's MY BIRTHDAY WEEK!" But this year, I didn't really want to. Didn't want to make a fuss. Didn't want the hoopla. I'm getting older, it's okay that there… Continue reading the whole damn year.
I've been thinking of how to tell you about my Momma. How her love is something known with her presence. But how do you explain that? What story says, "she's amazing", "she's hilarious", "she's so strong", "she's so selfless", "she's so wise", "she's love"... all in one swoop? You just have to meet her to… Continue reading meet her to know.
Easter was a success. Especially because I received this card in the mail... I love my family. And, yesterday, I got to wear my yellow Easter dress... Oh, taking pictures of myself... by myself. And the ridiculousness. I giggle at this picture because: • Am I surprising someone? • Am I getting surprised by someone?… Continue reading we do, too.
A couple nights ago, I helped out at Locavore's Night Out. It was an event by local food providers and it was just ah-mazing. [some of the best food of my life.] But it was over the hill [in Idaho], which means that all the beautiful parents and their beautiful children come out of the… Continue reading good flushers.
Been thinking about my family lots and lots lately. Missing them. But I received my favorite photo in the whole world the other day and it helped... This is a photo of my Momma and my brother, Ryland, when he was just a tot. I love this photo so much and have wanted a print… Continue reading family matters. [not that urkel show.]
A little Friday refresher of some finds I think you'll enjoy... This website: http://picturesofmymother.com It's so wonderful! Your mother... where you came from... when she was your age... the same. Such a beautiful thing. Gosh, I love it. And this movie: It's delightful. Raw. Different. Indie [get ready... if you like "indie", you'll love... if… Continue reading she was your age.
Quickly talked to my momma on the phone today. Had so much to share. Things I should be writing about. • Found recipes from eons ago. • Catering for people richer than God. • Food. • Laughing 'til crying whilst skiing because I was acting like a drowning victim. • Amazing radio shows and new… Continue reading it smears.
[i'm just a post machine... and i don't work for nobody but you.] Not too long ago, I wrote in my journal, recounting my day... "The tragedy of the loss of my verbal and emotional eloquence took me over and I opened my eyes to just how lost I was. Drowned in the mediocrity of… Continue reading normal tears.
Checked the mail today. Held in my hands a bunch of stuff I don't want, I don't need, that's not supposed to be for me... but then there was amazingness... Today was a late Christmas... Today was love... [expressed in haikus.] photos of bardman to add to the collection cannot get enough. a t-rex santa?… Continue reading we can get along.
Dear Texas, How to I love thee? Let me list the ways... • [and foremost] My Family. • Your TexMex Food. • Your Margaritas. • When you have my BFF around for long periods of time, I want to cry of happiness. • Antiquing. [oh, my... wonderfulness.] • College Friends and Their Gorgeous Families. •… Continue reading a love/dislike letter.
The holidays at home, in Texas, are always so comforting, so familiar... home. And everyone gets their fair share of running around. Dad works at the Post Office and works his ass off everyday up to Christmas. Mom is mom and wants everything to be perfect for everyone. Ryland has to find the right present… Continue reading love is there.
[and all the sudden, she awoke inside... running through every compartment of her makings, switching on every single light in every flesh-walled compartment... from inside the ankle, to the knee, to the hip, to the inside of the ribs [...it tickles], running to the heart [it's a pull-string switch... pull hard], to where the collar… Continue reading it tickles.
Okay, I'm reusing my post from last Halloween... - Why can’t witches get pregnant? - I dunno, Mom… Why? - Because warlocks have hollow-weenies! [out of the 500 times i've heard this joke, i bet i hear the punch line about 25% of the time... the other 75%, she's laughing too hard to deliver it. … Continue reading since i was twelve.
Leaving my sister's... again. Getting out of town, getting out of Visalia, a coffee shop caught my eye. It's this coffee shop I regulared when my sister was going through her divorce and I was staying with her, helping her with Emerson... her daughter... two at the time... four now. I sat out on this… Continue reading the sun did not see my tears.
Today is my amazing niece's birthday... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, EMERSON!! Four... WOW... FOUR YEARS OLD! She is such an amazing light in everyone's life. And if you need someone to scare away bears for you, she's your girl... I love you, Emerson. Can't wait to see you and dance to our jam...
I woke up this morning. Outside it should've been bright... but it wasn't... it was dark and alive. Then the rain came. So, I quickly made a playlist consisting of some of my favorite rainy day songs... ...and starting reading my book. It was a peace of comfort. Then, [partly because i'm addicted to the… Continue reading i should mention…
To the woman who's laugh is contagious... who's cooking is unbelievable... who's dance moves are unmatched... who's heart is bigger than all others'... who I want to be exactly like... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOMMA! I wish I could be there with you, but I know you're having a blast at the coast with the boys. If… Continue reading exactly like.