Wordless Wednesday: Us - We're Just Like Stars!

Wordless Wednesday: Us – We’re Just Like Stars!

I took this picture on our way back to the car after church and brunch at Old Havana last Sunday. I thought these guys looked so cute (all in plaid shirts and gray sneakers; I guess it’s bound to happen…

Souper Tuesday: Herbed Potato Salad

Souper Tuesday: Herbed Potato Salad

It’s been a long time since I’ve written a Souper Tuesday post. It’s been hard to find time to write lately. It’s been almost harder to find time to cook. While summer is a great time for lots of things…

Banjo and the gift of goodbye

Banjo and the gift of goodbye

We had a sad Father’s Day. It started out fine: French toast and handmade cards and Noah giving Pat a “gee-tar” pick he found in the playroom “because Daddy likes gee-tars.” Pat took a nap and helped Noah build a…

Feel like you're drowning? Just keep going.

Feel like you’re drowning? Just keep going.

This afternoon, while Rory napped and Noah played with Legos, I wrote about Noah’s first swim meet on Saturday. Thank God Rory woke up and prevented me from posting it. The gist of the post was that Noah, like me,…

Happy birthday to me: the surprise pregnancy test

Happy birthday to me: the surprise pregnancy test

For my 36th birthday last week, I was lucky enough to do many of my favorite things: I got a massage. I went for a run. I made crepes for breakfast and opened sweet cards from my kids. I ate…

Weekend in Asheville: redefining vacation, appreciating the little things

Weekend in Asheville: redefining vacation, appreciating the little things

Memorial Day weekend always marks the unofficial start of summer. This year, for us, it marked even more. The Wednesday before Memorial Day was Noah’s last day of preschool. That Friday was Pat’s last day at his job. He had…

Ask Me Anything: All your imaginary questions answered!

Ask Me Anything: All your imaginary questions answered!

So, I’m about to reach a milestone here at Hot Breakfast. And not one I’m particularly proud of. I’m about to go almost 2 weeks without writing a post. Yes, I have plenty of excuses: the kids are out of…