New look!

So, whatcha think of the new look? I'm shocked it took me this long to settle on a new blog template but I'm digging the blue. I'm contemplating changing my website to a blog just for the ease, thoughts?


Girl Scouts TAPS

Well, it's been a year and a half and my time is done with Girl Scouts -- I'm headed back to Fool on the Hill and the girls! I had a fabulous time, met some amazing people but the tiny amazing people at home gets first dibs. I'm wrapping up my career as Field Director with a whizbang day camp this week -- Mystery at the Manor. Awesome, eh? =)

Now where did I hide all those GS cookies?


Finding Papa

It's been a crazy few months - okay year - but we finally broke free from work and school to head out to So. Cali to visit my pop and some old friends!


Flippin' finally - BLACKBIRD

After much too long, I've finished my novella BLACKBIRD. It has nothing to do with birds, what can I say?

It's a ghost story, naturally, with a hot love story thrown in for kicks. And you know me, there's a good dose of tips on ghost hunting throughout it. Problem is, I can't decide on a name for my heroine. At the moment, she's Clementine Moon and I'm not feelin' it. Ideas?


Gobble gobble

If April showers bring May flowers what do May flowers bring?


Ba dum dum. You can thank my pop for that one. ;)

So starts the season of bad jokes and infantile pranks involving fruitcake across the world. To kick it off festively, Lily was the first little Pilgrim in her 1st grade play. Brilliant, if I do say so myself and those tights were kickin'. Shown here on the left with her best friend, Julia and future husband, Jacob. :)


A view from the...back deck

Who the heck is going to rake these leaves?


It's officially the best time of the year.

Okay, I may be a little biased because I get to break out my Halloween decorations at the stroke of midnight on September 30th but it's only because I've been waiting for 11 months to have pumpkins and ghosties around my house and not have people look at me oddly.

Today we took Vyolette to her first pumpkin patch complete with apple-picking and hayrides. We passed up the mega-pumpkin-superville places for an actual farm (and no pumpkin-eating dinosaur) to chat with a fella on horseback about the difference in apples grown in the lovely Shenandoah Valley.