This summer Danny told me that now that we’re ‘officially’ a family he wanted to start his own holiday tradition of going to the Lions game on Thanksgiving Day and staying at a hotel the night before. I was skeptical of this pre-season enthusiasm for the worst team in sports history; however, I told him … More Thanksgiving Tradition
Not the best picture but a great memory. Last night I went to confirmation rehearsal with Madison, it was an honor to be asked and a fun aunt experience. I love all 14 nieces/nephews the same; however, Madison and I do share common interests that are hard to ignore. Namely, we’re both fangirls and writers. Fangirls … More Happy Friday
Like many little girls I wanted to be a ballerina as a child. Unfortunately, I have zero coordination skills and can barely manage the Cupid Shuffle. I still enjoy the ballet and try to see one performance a year. Through the Maker Project, I was made aware of Misty Copeland – the first soloist black … More Happy Friday!
It’s that time of year again. America’s birthday a.k.a. the time Americans spend their evenings wondering if it’s fireworks or gunshots filling the night air. As frustrated as I usually am with this country I’d still rather live here than most places, so here’s to another 238 years! Best part of the holiday is the … More Happy Friday/Happy 4th
Last night I saw Annecia off to prom. I can’t believe she’s graduating from high school next week! It seems like only yesterday I was poking her in her sleep so she would cry and I could hold her. Technically, Necia is my cousin but I think of her as my baby sister. I couldn’t … More Happy Friday
I love listening to StoryCorps on NPR and watching the animated shorts online. The historian in me enjoys hearing about how others live and I think it’s important to share those stories. I want to have my own story collection of people who are part of the broader Detroit story. My first guests are family. … More Life In Detroit: Anthony, Adam and Annecia
We had two sleepovers this weekend. One Friday night with baby Gwen (who’s quickly becoming a toddler). She can climb stairs now and loves it but she must be closely monitored. The other was Saturday night with her parents. We had a blast watching SNL, playing cards and making cocktails. … More Weekend Fun