Basketball Season

On Friday after Thanksgiving, we went to the lake to visit with grandparents and have Thanksgiving. The older boys watched some world cup (including the US/England game) and the younger kids were in the hot tub for awhile. It was a beautiful day! When we got home, Saturday was a big day of basketball revelations.… Continue reading Basketball Season

August–No Posts

Wow. I didn’t post at all in August. I think that’s the first time since I started my blog that I haven’t posted in a month. August was hot and special. The first bit of August was consumed with getting home, unpacking, and working on some of the things we had neglected. Seamus and Gilbert… Continue reading August–No Posts

Seamus’s Birthday

While it’s been a long time since his actual birthday, I wanted to record what we did. He didn’t want to do a party with his friends, or even go out with a group to Lazy Mike’s like he did last year, so I was at a bit of loose ends to figure out what… Continue reading Seamus’s Birthday


I’m in Pittsburgh for the NEH summer faculty institute on Afro-Latinx and Afro-Latin American Transnational Dialogues. It’s fascinating, career changing, and I’m learning so much! Over the weekend, Patrick brought the kids up for a fun weekend so we could not have to go two weeks without seeing each other. I could have driven back… Continue reading Pittsburgh–Again