She spins and she sways to whatever song plays Without a care in the world And I’m sitting here wearing the weight of the world on my shoulders It’s been a long day and there’s still work to do… So I will dance with Cinderella While she is here in my arms ‘Cause I know… Continue reading Five


I’ve these dreams I’m Walking home Home when it used to be And everything is As it was Frozen in front of me Here I stand 6 feet small romanticizing years ago it’s a bitter sweet feeling hearing “Wrapped Around Your Finger” on the radio and these days I wish I was 6 again .. –… Continue reading Six


Henry turns three today, and how fast have those three years gone: Stop this train I want to get off and go home again I can’t take the speed it’s moving in I know I can’t But, honestly, won’t someone stop this train? -John Mayer


It only took me one look to understand [Emmaline], sometime I don’t know what she’s saying. Sometimes I do, Sometimes I don’t, know what she’s saying. But I know, I know, I know what she wants to believe.

Arrivals, Departures

Sometimes I stand amazed that so much has happened in so little time. Many arrivals, many departures. Stop this train I wanna get off and go home again I can’t take the speed it’s moving in I know I can’t, but honestly Won’t someone stop this train? In three short years, I finished Grad School, Kari… Continue reading Arrivals, Departures

A Trip to Galveston (Vacationing with an Infant & Toddler)

After traveling to Colorado last year, Kari and I opted to stay closer to home this year. After Emmy’s arrival last fall, we knew that traveling via car was a better option. Wise choice. Like our journey last year, we learned much about traveling with kiddos. First, there is a big different between trips and… Continue reading A Trip to Galveston (Vacationing with an Infant & Toddler)

2011 by the Numbers

12 – New teeth in Abby’s mouth. 11 – Number of mealtimes in the day (Abby – 5, Emmy – 6) 10 – Hair bows Kari made & sold. 9 – Trips to visit family. 8 – Inches of snow on vacation in May. 7 – Trees removed from our back yard. 6 – The… Continue reading 2011 by the Numbers

2010 by the Numbers

10 — Distance of my new commute to work, in miles. 9 — Trips to see the pediatrician. 8 — Diapers changed in a day. 7 — Hours, in travel time to Port Neches with Abby. 6 — Times assembling / dissembling Abby’s crib. 5 — Hours, in travel time to Port Neches w/o baby… Continue reading 2010 by the Numbers

Miss Abby

Kari and I welcomed Miss Abigail Lily Maddox to this world on July 16th. This seven pound bundle of joy measured at nearly 20 inches and quickly stole two hearts. …… I am amazed by the simplicity and complexity of pregnancy. Inception is arguably easy (especially if you consider statistics for teen pregnancy), and from… Continue reading Miss Abby