Sara’s 12 Birthday

The past week was busy, as we prepped for Sara's 12th birthday that was held on Saturday.. The party consisted of two phases: Phase (1) a beach themed celebration at our house with family and friends, a water slide, a taco bar, and cupcakes; Phase (2) an afternoon with girlfriends, walking around the mall without parents. The…

Sara’s 6th Grade Band Concert

This year Sara played flute in the middle school band. She's done a great job, and made big improvements throughout the year. She uses my old flute, which is probably at least 22 years old. After the show: We enjoyed dinner, and ice cream at the mall afterwards to celebrate. Great job on a great performance…

Tis the Season

It feels like the holidays around here. Our elf Charles Kringle Webber has arrived, the house is decorated inside and out with lights and decor, and we've already viewed the original How The Grinch Stole Christmas. There's a list of Christmas movies  waiting in the queue for the remainder of the holiday season. We've also spent time baking cookies,…

Middle School & Third Grade

The girls went back to school about 3 weeks ago. Sara started middle school, and Sophie 3rd grade. Of course Sara was all nerves the first day, and rightfully so,  with a new environment, new classmates, lots of teachers, 4 minutes to get from class to class, and figuring out when to run to her…

First Day Back

Today Sara started 4th grade and Sophie started 1st grade. I start the 3rd semester of nursing school tomorrow. It's hard moving back into a strict schedule after a relaxing and lazy summer, but we will become accustomed to it after a week or so, I hope.The weekend was divine. It was a weekend of…

What Makes Me Smile!

Sara's braids make me smile. I think of Snoop Dogg when I see her walking around in stiff braids like this. My friend and Starbuck's barista Dana makes me smile. I enjoy her daily messages. Orville, they don't top yours! I never leave my SH Starbuck's without some sort of love letter. Sophie and her friend…

Sara’s 9th Birthday Celebration’s

Sara B is officially 9, as of Tuesday June 24th @ 4:45 p.m. At that point in the day Doug, the girls and I waited in line to board the big yellow circular raft at Busch Gardens; the Congo River Rapids ride. It was Sophie's favorite ride. Early that morning, on our way to the park,…

Art and Jazz

The weekend included Art and Jazz: * Safety Harbor Third Friday Night- Every 3rd Friday, Main Street is closed to traffic and downtown buzzes with street vendors, live music at the gazebo, neighbors, friends, family, dogs, food, fun & beer.  We try to attend every 3rd Friday downtown. This year has been extra special since Sophie…

She’s Me!

This afternoon Sophie and I bonded while watching a wound dressing change video tutorial. She's me. She will definitely be a nurse someday. As soon as I pressed play on the computer to activate the tutorial, she stood watching intently, asking pertinent questions along the way (critical thinking is important). Then after a minute, she…

146 Amazing Taylor Swift Concert Photo’s

Last night Sara B. and I attended the Taylor Swift Red concert with our friends Laura and Kelly Hoeft. The show was phenomenal, beyond what I can describe in words. We had amazing seats and thank you Doug for the lens you bought me last Christmas. I was able to take some great shots with it.…

St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

This weekend we blared Irish tunes on Pandora and opened the windows in the front room because most of our weekend was spent in the front yard. Now that I'm working, I love being home on the weekends. I wouldn't care if we never left our little paradise. On Saturday, Doug hung a swing in the…

Like 500 Christmas Pictures (2 weeks stuffed into 1 post)!

Two weekends ago began with Friday night dress rehearsal for Nutcracker. Sara was a soldier in the show this year, with the special role of the "one" soldier who gets killed. She was very happy about that role. She's a really great little performer. Saturday we attended the annual Harbor parade downtown. We've only missed…

I Still Believe That She Believes

As I said goodnight to Sara two nights ago, we made sure to secure the package for the tooth fairy in a good spot under her pillow. Then after a book and goodnight song, she asked, "Mom is there really a tooth fairy, or are you the tooth fairy?". My response was a series of more questions,…

Indulge Me For a Moment Please.

This morning I met with Sara’s teacher for a teacher/parent conference to discuss Sara’s progress in class so far. Sara’s teacher, Mrs. Baby, started by saying, “Wow, Sara is something else!”. At first I wasn’t quite sure how to take that, but then as the conference continued I knew the direction she was taking was…

Sara’s 6th Birthday and The Dolphin Encounter

Sara, Your official 6th birthday was Friday afternoon June 24th. So, you chose Chili’s as the place you wanted to eat dinner. The staff sang you the birthday song and delivered a chocolate molten cake which you weren’t very interested in because your belly was too full after licking cake batter and icing while helping…

6 Years Ago Today……..

Six years ago today we welcomed our sweet Sara Emily Webber into this world and our lives have been better ever since. Click here to read her birth story and I promise it’s not graphic. Dear Sara, Mommy, Daddy and Sophia love you so much. You are a beautiful, thoughtful, creative and intelligent little girl. You're always…