Hambone

Annie Bea doesn’t like to do anything the way you expect her to do it. You want her to put her arms through the shirt sleeves first? She insists on putting her head through first. You want her to drink…

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Inside Out

Have you seen Inside Out? It’s awesome. A movie about our emotions and memories and every little detail that wires our brains and makes us who we are. This morning, as I was getting ready for work, Grady assigned me…

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37 Years of Heartbeats

Things I’m thankful for after 37 years of heartbeats: Jason. Grady. Annie Bea. Ham Sandwich. Supportive parents. A strong sense of humor. Tiffany. Friends who make me laugh hysterically on a daily basis. Friends who check in to see how…

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Happy Birthday, Ham Sandwich!

To say I love this dog would be such a massive understatement. Ham is kind and gentle with Grady and Annie Bea. (Even when Annie tries to pick his nose and stick crayons in his butt hole.) He is soft…

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Negotiating with Terrorists

I would like to say that I am in total agreement with the United States Department of Defense. That I refuse to negotiate with terrorists. That I refuse to let someone threaten me and offer them a reward in exchange.…

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Hitching a Ride for Ham

I have become a pro at the long distance move. NYC to Boulder, CO while pregnant with Grady. Boulder, CO to Boston, MA with Grady and Annie Bea on the way. Boston, MA to Miami, FL with two kids under…

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Happy Hammy Day

Happy 6th Birthday! You eat the kids’ snacks. You try to bury bones in the carpet. You still walk, run and play like a puppy. You warn us every time anyone walks by the house. And you are the best…

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Welcome to My-Hammy

We are moving to Miami. On July 1st. Should be beautiful that time of year. All the sunshine and humidity and heat rashes. So we have started to explain the news to Grady. Part of the process involves playing “Welcome…

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Dumb Dog

Grady has been serenading Hammy. Of course, the song of choice is “Dumb Dog” from the movie, Annie. Today I came home from dropping Grady off at school and found Hammy eating a dirty diaper that I forgot to put…

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You Want What?

Grady has spent a good deal of time lately pretending to be a dog. He likes to get down on all fours and play with Hammy. He fetches toys. He licks out of his water cup. He’s a good doggy.…

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