Saturday, July 16, 2016

It's a Christmas-in-July Miracle

Behold, the only photo ever taken in which every one of my children is smiling:

And not only my children, but my dad, too.

I took this in the van on the way to dinner at an actual restaurant when my parents were visiting. No one was smiling on the way home, because Charlie spent the whole way home writhing in his seat and shrieking, "Get me out of here NOW!"

But I have proof that for one short moment in time, everyone was happy. A miracle, indeed.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016


Happy birthday to
the dearest Charlie.