Week 38/52

Snapshots of life in 2016 I’m exhausted!  My fatigue stems mainly from shifting gears from a leisurely pace during the summer to the intense back-to-school routine as well as Chiara’s new school requirements.  I am SO tired that I even took a nap on Sunday afternoon instead of going to a museum excursion I was planning on …

Week 37/52

Snapshots of life in 2016 Did we really just go back to school last week?  It feels like we’ve already been back for longer than a week since we’ve resumed most of our usual activities.  No gradual transition to ease us back into the school rhythm, just quick immersion to activities and what-nots that we were doing a few months …

Week 35/52

Weekly snapshots of life in 2016 How was your weekend?  For us, it was a whirlwind of activities as we celebrated August birthdays, the girls wrapped up theater camp and Brady ventured out with us to Lambertville, a town over an hour away from us.  We’re going full blast here, you guys, as we wrap up summer 2016. …

Week 34/52

Weekly snapshots of life in 2016 Two more weeks to go before school starts! A part of me is beginning to feel a little unsettled already, moving away from that easygoing summer mode I’ve been operating from the last couple of months. There’s back-to-school shopping for Ines that still needs to get done — thankfully, Chiara’s …

Week 33/52

Weekly snapshots of life in 2016 These summer weeks are simply going way too fast!  I know I should count my blessings considering school has already started in some parts of the US. But a part of me wants to simply press the pause button for now and take everything in — to be thankful, to be in …

Week 29/52

Weekly snapshots of family life in 2016 We’re still in France.  It has been a rollercoaster of a week.  There was the high from being in Amsterdam and being reminded of how tolerance and diversity can work and the thrill of France going to the Euro Cup finals, which lifted the country’s spirit albeit for …

Week 25/52

Weekly snapshots of family life in 2016 There was a lot of tween angst in our household this week.  We’re in that territory where parenting feels like walking on eggshells.  You just never know when the next explosive moment of raised voices and slammed doors will take place. While we try to prepare for this stage, …

Week 21/52

Weekly snapshots of family life in 2016 We’re nearing the end of the school year, the finish line at least for the next few months. Although Mother Nature keeps eluding us, I can smell the faint scent of summer. It’s getting harder to focus. I know the operative word for the next three weeks is …

Week 20/52

Weekly snapshots of family life in 2016 This past week was all about our 20th wedding anniversary. Twenty years, you guys?! It’s insane how that time just flew by. Richard and I talked a lot about a lot of the different stages we’ve gone through in life — from the early days when we were …

Week 19/52

Weekly snapshots of family life in 2016 Another crazy week done. At least, we had Mother’s Day that gave us a bit of a reprieve from the usual running around. It was quite a lazy one with the girls and Richard making breakfast for me while I got to indulge in some bedside reading in the morning. …