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the best year of my life

the best year of my life

I was not one of those people who always assumed they would have kids. I mean, when I was younger, I loved my big family and figured I would have a big family, too. But then I went to college and I fell in love with learning. And I chased that dream for more than … Continue reading

happy birthday genevieve!

happy birthday genevieve!

I’m a few days late in posting this, but on Monday, our darling Genevieve turned 10. Well, we think she turned 10. Like the others, she was a rescue kitty. But unlike her siblings, we didn’t adopt her when she was a kitten. The shelter guessed that she was about 2 when we took her … Continue reading

happy birthday to my bella

happy birthday to my bella

Ten years ago, I saw an ad in the paper for free kittens. I was working on my master’s degree at Ohio State and had just had my heart broken by a particularly arrogant jerk. I decided a kitten was just what I needed, so I drove down to a stranger’s house and met my … Continue reading

beaver fever!

beaver fever!

In February, my little bro turned 30. I struggled with this because a) In my mind, he is perpetually 26. I blame the flawless olive skin and the sparkly brown eyes (neither of which I was blessed with, thankyouverymuch); and b) If the baby of the family is 30, then that makes me, the oldest … Continue reading

91 years and counting

Happy 91st birthday today to my grandma, Lucille. This photo was taken the weekend of our wedding brunch in 2009. That’s my awesome mom in the middle, with her sister and her mom. The Mahaffey women are some of the strongest women I’ve ever met. You don’t mess with these girls. Happy birthday, Grandma. I … Continue reading

2012’s top 10 posts

When I started this blog in February, I really had no idea what to expect. I never imagined I would love blogging as much as I do. It’s been such a fun year, and I can’t wait to see what 2013 brings. I thought it might be fun to look back over the last 11 … Continue reading

birthday boy

Technically, I’m a day late, but it’s the thought that counts. Yesterday was my dad’s birthday and I made the trip to Nebraska to celebrate. Birthdays have always been a big deal at our house, with cake and presents and much, much singing. Constant singing. All day. My parents probably find it obnoxious but my … Continue reading

birthday goodness, 2nd edition

You’ve waited patiently, so without further ado, I give you Moo’s birthday recap, 2nd edition! First, the cakes: The cakes were decorated to match some very cute, very bright plates my sister bought for the party. I think they turned out pretty fun. My brief stint as a cake decorator continues to serve me well. … Continue reading

birthday prep

Day 31: Hidden Tucked away in the oven is the first of two birthday cakes. Frosting or no, I’ll have to hide it later tonight. Mr. Phish loves him some cake. Last year, I made Moo a pink and white cow¬† (figured it was the only year we could get away with the homage to … Continue reading

party time

Day 30: Card Moo turns two this weekend! Party preparations are underway. I’m making the cakes. Sooo excited. But also bewildered. Where did the last two years go??