Bye-Bye, 2015!

Ok, let’s summarize last year in one word.  Exhaustpointedlyheartbreaking. Ok that was three words, but I made it one for the sake of sticking with the first sentence I typed out, and maybe because I was lazy, and perhaps because sometimes I think I am funny. Last year was so sad, and heartbreaking, and ...

Thirty -Two

In our house, birthdays = good food. Since I am on Whole 30, my normal birthday breakfast, and over-binge feasting will have to take a backseat.  Don't you worry though, I still ate delicious food! Once we all had breakfast and Derek left,  I got the boys out the door for school (I did all their homework with them ...

Whole 30

Well, I am about to do of the most affluent white person things I have done to date.  In life. The Whole 30.     Did some prep yesterday and today was Day 1.  Went pretty well.  I actually made it to Day 9 last year, and quit.  Boo on me.  The Whole 30 is much more complicated to get done here, where ...

Happy New Year!

We welcome you, 2016!   2015, was quite a year.  Our most eventful yet, although most say that, likely because it is the freshest year in all of our minds. In 2015, we learned a lot...cried a lot...were stretched to our thinnest until we felt we may just snap.  We survived year 1 in Istanbul!  We lost my dad. ...

Where the Time Went

It’s been awhile, feels like forever.  It’s absurd that it feels like I haven’t written in years, but when I actually look at he time that has passed (5 months), I feel like the contents of the past 5 months could have been spread out over years, and I would be overwhelmed.  Did that make sense?  That was ...