Blog Archive - 2014

Dear 2013

Dear 2013,

I've seen so many people bidding you farewell with a swift kick in the behind, and I understand. Their relationship with you was rough. But my time with you was so incredible that I really just wanted to bid you farewell with a hearty dose of joy and immense gratitude. Up to this point, you were, far and away, the best year of my life. For memory's sake, let's take a quick walk down memory lane:

Surviving Boston - Driving

Subtitled: "How Boston Drivers Have Nearly Killed Me and Saved My Life"

Surviving Boston - Talking

This subject would actually be better covered with a vlog, but I'm sick. As in, I've been laying on our couch for 30 hours straight, and I don't plan to get up anytime soon. That type of sick. So there's no way I'm recording video evidence of my lack of personal hygiene at this particular moment in time. Instead, I'll do my best to spell things phonetically where necessary.

The Best Intentions

She'll be seven in six days. She still watches My Little Pony, plays with baby dolls, giggles when her brother does the Captain Underpants Dance, and hopes she'll get to go to Chuck E. Cheese for her birthday. She's just a regular little girl.

Except she's not. She thinks and feels as deeply as any adult I've ever met. She questions the status quo and isn't likely to take no for an answer. She's able to draw conclusions about abstract ideas that are hard for kids twice her age to consider.

Ruby Turns Seven!

I've avoided this post all day long, kid. If I write it, then it will definitely be true:

We've just celebrated your seventh birthday.

I can't believe it. 

You're a first-grader. Completely capable of taking care of most of your own day-to-day needs. If I really needed you to, you could probably get yourself all the way to school without a single bit of help from me. Of course, you're nowhere near being able to walk *anywhere* on your own, so I guess I'll have to wait a bit longer to sleep in all 7 days of the week. :)