Small doses of gratitude

Small doses of gratitude

I’m taking my gratitude in small doses this year, like the kind of spoon sipping you do as you prepare a special meal. We won't have the whole gang around the table this time, but I plan to fill the empty chairs with happy memories. I believe laughter and love ingrain themselves in the wood [...]

Like kissing your sister

Like kissing your sister

Win, lose or somewhat deflating tie, Packer games have always been excellent opportunities to celebrate family. We bring them with us to games, gather around living room televisions to watch with them, text updates, share touchdown traditions and toasts, food and frustrations, strategies and stories. Yesterday, I was lucky enough to tailgate with my husband, [...]

Can I get a woo hoo? (And that game was pretty great too)

Can I get a woo hoo? (And that game was pretty great too)

From the day we met her, our son Vinnie's girlfriend Danni has felt like family. A jump-right-in-and-help kind of girl, Danni has floated down a river with us, cheered our various and quirky sports affiliations (Go Croatian soccer!), toasted, chuckled, cleaned, celebrated and consoled. She builds the best camp fires we have ever seen and [...]