The Week Griffin Turned Three (Months)

Even though people like to pretend it’s Monday, the calendar week starts on Sunday, so let us start there as well. Our friends Leslie and Blake had their baby, Beau, but we hadn’t had a chance to go by and see them. Tristen had talked about going at some point without all the babies, but she never got around to working that out. I texted Blake to see about coming by. He mentioned that a few other people were going to be there, but to come on by. So we loaded up Nikki and off we went. We were going to pick up some BBQ on the way, but the Smithfield’s by their house was still recovering from a fire. …

Tristen Asked Me a Question

or A History of My Wedding Rings with Tristen When we were going to get married I got two wedding rings off of Etsy. I mean, I don’t need a fancy, expensive ring or anything, and they had some cool ones on there for different prices. I picked a copper one that had little diamondish patterns beat into it and another one with a design of leaves on it. I liked the latter and chose that one, but I kept the other too. And I didn’t put either on on my wedding day. I hadn’t though to bring the ring, you see. By the time I realized this it was too late to go back to the house and get …

I’ve Got Kids in Different Places

You should have read that to the tune of I’ve Got Friends in Low Places, in case that wasn’t obviously apparent when you read it. That’s what popped into my head at one point today when each subset of my kids was in different locations. The day essentially started the same as any other day with me getting up to take care of Fawkes and Phoenix. Milly was already up, which was slightly surprising to me just because she got in a little later than usual. Let me go into that first I guess. Her mom usually picks her up on Thursdays in the summer then keeps her until Sunday. This week was different because Milly had a day camp started …

Summer has Started

Summer officially started a week ago. I’ve been terrible at keeping up with this once again. Got a lot going on ya know. So let’s back up a bit and try to hit the big stuff. Last weekend Paul and Shahena were in town. I think it was in large part because Patrick and Melissa were in town to celebrate his birthday. Tristen and I met them at some parties at Paul and Shahena’s apartment when they still lived here. I’m Facebook and Instagram friends with them and honestly didn’t know them well, but we all spent some time talking and enjoyed hanging out with them. Tristen pointed out that it was kind of cool hanging out with people you …