Hit the road, Jack

Hit the road, Jack

A few weeks ago I posted about our dream vacations. Then I said they will never happen. I was wrong. In April I’m probably going to North Carolina for work, either to the coast (pretty) or to Charlotte (convenient). In May, I’m going to Denver for advanced...
Four things

Four things

1. I’ve been slowly reading this fantastic book for weeks now (mainly pre-bed on Sundays, which seems to be the only time I’m relaxed and organized enough to go to bed 30 minutes early to read), but today I’ve been holed up on the cozy chair in the...
Dream vacation

Dream vacation

My dream vacation: Derek’s dream vacation:   The kids’ dream vacation:   Derek’s and my combined dream vacation:   What we really do with our time off:   Oh, and when there’s time we also   But I still long...
Shoutout to the grandparents

Shoutout to the grandparents

When I was growing up, we lived in the same town as my mom’s parents. We saw them often. They were a huge part of our lives and interwoven into the fabric of our childhood memories. We moved away when I was seven. My sisters were nine and five. Although we still...

To Helvetica in a handbasket

I heard that phrase on NPR’s “Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me” show Saturday morning, and it’s adorable if you ask me and apt if you ask a font guy like my dad. They were talking about IKEA, actually, and the outrage sparked in 2009 when IKEA...