The story behind the Carry On song lyrics: Lay back, float

I've always hated swimming. I'm not really sure why though because I actually spent a lot of time in pools when I was growing up. Whether it was my grandparents' neighbor's pool next door or a hotel swimming pool on a family vacation, I'd typically just follow my sisters and go swimming. For me it… Continue reading The story behind the Carry On song lyrics: Lay back, float

How I learned to ride a bike

I jumped up on the queen-sized bed, almost slipping off as the patchwork quilt that covered it began to slide down towards the floor. Grabbing a handful of the colorful fabric I hoisted myself up on top, just enough so my white tennis shoes could still dangle over the edge. I buried my face in… Continue reading How I learned to ride a bike

A yellow Bradley Dolls doll face

Why I love the color, yellow.

My mom has told me the same story four days before my birthday for as long as I can remember. Over the years she's either called me or sent an email retelling me just how it all happened that day. Sometimes, I think that day remains in her mind more clearly than my actual birthday.… Continue reading Why I love the color, yellow.