My girly girl.

Like almost every other baby, Annistyn has always been fascinated with jewelry. As a result, I usually just wear simple diamond studs and skip the necklace altogether. Today, as I was changing out of my work clothes, Annistyn was getting fussy. I grabbed the first thing I saw—an old, cheap strand of fake pearls. She was…

Three things.

I’m just getting over a nasty virus so it’s soon bedtime, but first, I wanted to share three thoughts: 1. I just cleared all the 6-9 month clothes out of Annistyn’s closet. When did my tiny baby get so big?! 2. I never knew the bond between father and daughter could be so powerful at…

Almost wordless, almost Wednesday.

My voice disappeared. Over the past few days, I’ve been unable to talk, and while I’ve always considered myself more of a writer than a talker, boy has it been weird. I’m unable to say “hi” to strangers in passing. I just smile and sort of mouth the word. Awkward! I can’t soothe a screaming…