Stop, Drop and Blog

Writing & Photographing the Family Side of Fire Life


Oh hey. It’s March 13th. That means I’ve worn green for thirteen straight days now. All super cute things, of course. I’ve worn green tunics with black jeggings. I’v worn green and black stripes. I’ve worn a new white and green shamrock scarf with a green shirt.… Read More
We got a surprise text on Friday evening stating my sister-in-law and her two sons would arrive for a weekend visit later that evening. We immediately rearranged our tentative plans so we could spend the entire day snuggling the new baby.… Read More
Somehow we went from OMGWINTER to OHHEYMAYBESPRINGISCOMING to OMGWINTER to OMGSPRINGISCOMING to OMGSPRINGISHERE during my training week. See? Minus the crazy snow on Thursday, this week went rather well training-wise. I struggled with pacing due to the salt/gravel/ash on the roads; every step felt like two steps.… Read More
Be Kind

Be Kind


Posted By on Mar 6, 2015

Sometime late last year, I began regularly tweeting a two word statement. “Be kind” showed up at least once per week, if not more. Sometimes I wrote it when I witnessed people being unkind to one another. Sometimes I tweeted it when I felt myself wanting to type something that definitely didn’t qualify as kind.… Read More
I meant to shell out the extra money and order an adorable countdown banner or bunting from Etsy for St. Patrick’s Day this year. I remembered my plan on the 24th of February, which didn’t seem like enough time to place a special order.… Read More
Sometime around late fall, I realized I hadn’t read a book aloud to the boys in a hot minute. Lots of reading still took place daily in the house, but no one brought me a book and asked, “Will you read this to me?” Neither had I pulled one off the shelf and asked the boys to sit with me to listen to a story.… Read More
Second Month Goal Check-In

Second Month Goal Check-In


Posted By on Mar 1, 2015

March is here! It’s time to look back at my 2015 goals and see how I’m plodding along. 1. Submit Once Per Month I did. And got my first rejection of the year. That’s cool. But really, it is, as I got some good feedback and made a new contact.… Read More
She’s Not Very Scary

She’s Not Very Scary


Posted By on Feb 28, 2015

When I looked back at the pictures I took of our fun in the snow last week, I finally understood why people feel afraid of Callie. I mean, yeah. Those teeth look pretty vicious. And she barked really loud while biting all of the snow; really, she was biting at snow in these pictures.… Read More