Going to a Phillies evening game the night before the last day of school? Why not. At least, that's what we figuredwhen we got the invite from Xfinity to come to an evening at the ballpark the night before Cole's last day of school. The Phils were playing the Red Sox, so it was sure to be a fun game. The Phillies had also lost the last 8 games … [Read more...]

My freckles are a part of me. There was a brief time I hated them when I was in middle school, but we hate just about everything in middle school, don't we? For the most part, I've embraced my freckle-face because it is what it is and frankly, I've felt like they make my face me for much of my life. But what I haven't embraced are the age spots … [Read more...]

While it's not really feeling like spring in Philly (still!), I decided to rebel and wear something short-sleeve yesterday anyway. Maybe if I act like it's 70 outside, Mother Nature will notice? So I was at Target the other day to pick up a quick "something" that didn't involve any stop in the clothing section for me. Naturally, I came home with … [Read more...]

I'm a little late on the bandwagon with this one but I've only just watched 13 Reasons Why on Netflix. I saw everyone buzzing about it a few weeks ago and finally got around to watching. I just finished and I'm so sad about it so this blog post is going to have to be my therapy. If you aren't familiar, 13 Reasons Why is a 13-episode show on … [Read more...]

You guys may have seen me post about Family Lives On before. They're a national organization that happens to be based in my hometown so I know a bit about them. Family Lives On supports children who have lost a parent. They continue traditions that mom or dad may have started with a child after the parent has passed for years after the parent is … [Read more...]

Earlier this week, we were hit with snow storm Stella. It was winter's last attempt at saying her peace. At least, I hope that's the case because I'm going to be super cranky if we get any more snow at a this point now that it's the end of March. It's no secret that I'm not a fan of the cold and snow. This snow was brutal too because it was snow … [Read more...]

We've been wanting to take the boys to a Cirque du Soliel show for ages but for whatever reason, it's never come together until now! When we heard that Cirque du Soliel Toruk show was coming to the Wells Fargo Center here in Philadelphia, we jumped on the opportunity to finally see a show. Of course, it didn't disappoint. How these acrobats are … [Read more...]

Yesterday, I read this article from Time.com about the Pope and his recent thoughts on Lent. Describing this phenomenon he calls the globalization of indifference, Francis writes that "whenever our interior life becomes caught up in its own interests and concerns, there is no longer room for others, no place for the poor." He suggests, rather … [Read more...]

Man, I wish I were back on the beach after uploading all of these photos! If you're looking for a nice spot to get away in Florida that isn't too crazy, Marco Island is where it's at. We love it because it's a quick and easy trip to the Ft. Myers airport, which is a totally pleasant and small airport to navigate. Marco Island is pretty much the … [Read more...]

We're baaaaaaack! My family just got home this week from our third trip to Marco Island, Florida.Thankfully the weather has a bit of spring in the air here in Philadelphia since we returned, otherwise I think I'd really be crying at having left the beach & sunshine even more than I already am. As usual, we had a wonderful time enjoying the … [Read more...]