The fall colors of south Florida

We here in the southern-most tip of Florida don’t get to see fall colors often, so this was nice to see. But oh wait, its the middle of December…… That’s okay I’ll take it regardless.

Fall colors of south Florida


Ignorance is bliss

Ignorance is bliss.

Waking up and getting ready at 5am is no easy task for a 2-year-old. Outfitted for the day wearing Minnie pajamas, pink Crocs, an old sweater, and the extended family of Mickey and Minnie dolls Emily gallantly stands by the front door telling mom and dad to hurry up. If she only knew….

Thankfully the anesthesiologist, surgeon and nurses were great and everything went well. Though I doubt Emily will be as enthusiastic next time we go to the doctor’s office.

Emily goes to surgery

The Christmas season begins

As our two-and-a-half-year-old daughter reaches the age of understanding, it is fun and bittersweet to see things through her eyes. The wonderment, joy and elation of all the things that we have forgotten about, or become numb to, as adults have come alive again. Simple tasks like decorating the Christmas tree that became routine long ago are again magical. Friends who had kids long before me always said how you relive youth through your own children. How true it is. To my sweet little girl, thank you for this.

Christmas 2014