#tbt: Tales of a third-grade Laura

Today, we visit the subject of being a parent. And what it apparently meant to me, at age 8. First, to be a mom: You only get school clothes and trolls. Oh and school supplies. To be a dad: I am so glad I didn’t end up a father because I do not want toContinue reading “#tbt: Tales of a third-grade Laura”

Somethin’ to talk about

OK, so the other day I got really obsessed with my stats and managed to find the ones that had gotten the most reads in the past five years. And oddly enough, the moth one was the winner. Ugh, moths. I just gagged. Anyways. Another thing I found in my stats search was the topContinue reading “Somethin’ to talk about”

Secret ingredient

So at youth group, we let the youths cook. Yeah, I really just said “youths” so I could use that gif. Because I love it so much. We gave them the ingredients but no recipes. However, next time they would like things to be different. Jonathan, twelfth-grader: “Next time we should get to bring ourContinue reading “Secret ingredient”

Momma said…

This is my mom’s column, which appeared with mine in this week’s edition of the newspaper where I work. She’s so awesome for agreeing to do this, and awesome in general. 🙂 And my dad’s so proud, it’s cute. He’s been showing copies of the paper to everyone. I had to go across the streetContinue reading “Momma said…”

Apparently I’m missing the creative gene

I finally figured out what I am going to be for Halloween. I wanted to top last year’s costume: Juno – with an awesome Bleeker. This year’s the family’s 25th annual Halloween party – we’ve been having these things as long as I’ve been alive. So this year, in honor of the silver anniversary, we’veContinue reading “Apparently I’m missing the creative gene”