dan, renata, and parents at bar table

Realizing My Parents are Some of My Best Friends

A couple weeks ago, I felt inspired to write about my Uncle John and the adventures that we went on when I was younger. This week, I decided to write about another familial relationship, using a topic I’ve had in my blog archive for a while. I wanted to share about being besties with my parents. Being an only child, I was around my parents … Continue reading Realizing My Parents are Some of My Best Friends

baby renata sleeping on her uncle johns chest while they lay on the couch

The Life and Times of my Uncle John

I have no idea why I keep thinking about my Uncle John this week, but he keeps popping into my head. His birthday is in December, so I know that’s not the reason. In fact, his birthday is actually December 24th, so you know that he gets jipped out of all of the birthday shenanigans.  It’s possible that it’s due to the fact that an … Continue reading The Life and Times of my Uncle John

dan as a child opening a christmas present of toy cars

Ghosts of Christmas Toys Past

This week on the blog, my fiancé Dan wanted to come on and share about all of the toys that he got as a kid for Christmas. Whether they were fun, dangerous, or anywhere in between, get ready for one blast from the past! Christmas is supposed to be about giving right?  But when we were kids? Yeah, not so much!  I’m sure your father … Continue reading Ghosts of Christmas Toys Past

person holding phone in front of store with black friday sale signs in the windows

Black Friday in the Age of the Internet

I really do love all holidays, but there’s something about the holidays that come at the end of the year that just makes them feel more special. I’ve always loved Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Halloween is my dad’s birthday, so we always have a fun party. Christmas is the best for a plethora of reasons. Thanksgiving is all about family and food, and it leads … Continue reading Black Friday in the Age of the Internet

white sign that reads "birthday" in black letters surrounded by colorful confetti on a white background

Wednesday’s Child

I am full of woe. Have you ever heard that nursery rhyme about what day of the week you were born? There are probably a few different versions, but here’s a common one: Monday’s child is fair of faceTuesday’s child is full of graceWednesday’s child is full of woeThursday’s child has far to go,Friday’s child is loving and giving,Saturday’s child works hard for a living,And … Continue reading Wednesday’s Child