Bubby, my grandma- my father's mom, was 92. We didn't have the best relationship, I believe she tried but sometimes people just clash and most of my memories of her as I grew up aren't the amazing loving ones most people have of their grandparents. But she was my last one alive, and so in November 2014 and April 2016 when we went to California to surprise/see her, the love she showed to Miranda, Rob, and I meant the world to me. I am so glad that I have these happy last memories with her. Her long, interesting life ended last night and she will for sure be missed. Thank you so much to Aunt Ronnee and Uncle Evan for taking care of her and being there for her. Love you Bub, I'm glad you are at peace now and reunited with Zadie.
So proud of this little one- we go on nature walks usually once a week, but on nice easy paths without a lot of obstacles. But today? We had a picnic at Lake Roland and I decided we should try to get to the rocky overlook- on the opposite side of the lake from where we were eating. We used tree roots as steps, walked over streams on little wood bridges, slid down and up hills, and had to hold hands when the path got too close to the water for my comfort. And she did it all. Without one complaint. And never missing an opportunity to ask passing hikers if she could pet their dogs. I love that she loves nature and has restored my love in getting down and dirty outside. #LakeRoland #RobertELeePark #NatureLovers
Of course a #HappyValentinesDay from Whistle Lips. (This is a new nickname for Miranda and after her having said nickname for 5 minutes we're all hoping those whistle lips end up lost under the couch or something.) May we all love each other as purely as she does!!
Two and a half years went by with the blink of an eye!! We're so lucky to call this little soul ours. She's absolutely hilarious, wonderful, sweet, and just enough horrible for us to understand the terrible twos and to be terrified for her teenage years- and we wouldn't have it any other way!! 😘😘 #2AndAHalfYearsOld #ToddlerLife
The Last Supper.
Well... More so Dustin's last lunch with us. The saddest Indian Feast in iHM Baltimore history. Good luck forgetting us. (The new place on the avenue -Mt Everest- is 👍🏼👍🏼) #iHeartMyBoss
The conclusion of #Hanukkah coincides with the end of #2016 so my punk rock princess just had to do it up tonight!! Hope everyone has a blast celebrating and does so safely/responsibly!! May 2017 be kinder, happier, and way more awesome than 2016 for our world!! We all need it ❤️ Happy New Year!! #EighthNightOfHanukkah #HappyHanukkah #Candles #NewYearsEve #HappyNewYear #2017
In case you were wondering, I think tonight we learned that the #SixthNightOfHanukkah (when 7 candles are lit) is when it becomes apparent that fire is hot and dangerous. Luckily, the Hamsa Hand, which is all over Miranda's Super Hanukkah leggings, is a sign of protection!! #Hanukkah #HappyHanukkah #Candles
Happy #SecondNightOfHanukkah and also #MerryChristmas!! We had a very busy day celebrating #JewishChristmas correctly and also #Hanukkah!! Went through our stockings, went to see Miranda's first movie, Sing, went to 34th street to see the lights, picked up ice cream from The Charmery and had Chinese food!! And clearly lit the menorah!! I'm sleeping in tomorrow. #HappyHanukkah
Happy #FirstNightOfHanukkah (/Christmas Eve/Holidays/Saturday Night)!! We are so excited to do another year of Miranda behind the #menorah pics!! This year they'll be even fancier because she won an Instagram Hanukkah giveaway and received all sorts of things such as this beautiful garland, shirt, bracelet, and so much more- she's one lucky duck!! Oh, plus she's getting all these presents over the next 8 nights- (don't worry, most are educational!!) #Hanukkah #HappyHanukkah #Presents #Candles
Happy Thanksgiving!! Thankful for so much again this year- we are truly privileged to get to live the way we do- we have all that we need & then some and great people in our lives!! Hoping this coming year will continue to keep us all content and safe. Also, thankful that Thanksgiving is always on a Thursday so a #TBT to the past years of Miranda and her hand turkey shirts are perfect for posting- 2014, 2015, and today!! #HappyThanksgiving #Thankful
#TBT to Tuesday night and saying goodbye to #Yellowcard with Rob at Baltimore Soundstage. The show was amazing and we are so glad we got to see their last Baltimore gig- their music and the memories we have of them will stick with us forever! From 2004 when I worked security at their show with Something Corporate back in Boston & Rob's BTS HFStival stories of VooDoo Blue and Yellowcard hangs to today when I honestly can't stop listening to their newest album and Miranda bops & tries to sing along in the back when we drive. Thank you, Yellowcard, for being a wonderful part of our musical lives!! #RIPYC
Strong Girls = Strong World. Please, America, I want my daughter to grow up in a country that keeps moving forward. #ImWithHer
Well, Halloween 2016 was pretty great!! We Monster Mashed, we went to a party and Miranda won a costume contest, we trick or treated... I'd say we had a roaring😉 good time!! Pictured: Mirandasaurus Monster Mashing. Not pictured: Rob trolling my ghost sweatshirt "costume" by wearing a Ghostbusters (🚫👻) shirt. #Halloween #HappyHalloween #JJHalloween16
Here's some of my fave photos from Day 2 of #WeekendInTheCountry!! (I really love the Dustin Lynch pic, although it wasn't my best pic from his set, because you can really see his connection to the fans- and that's what music really is all about!!) #iHeartCountry #Country #Concert #ConcertPhotography #iHeartMyJob #RadioLife #MaddieAndTae #RunawayJune #DustinLynch #OldDominion #KaneBrown #LittleBigTown
This past weekend was fantastic- working for WPOC and being a part of #WeekendInTheCountry is such a wonderful experience. Here's a day 1 collage- still going through all my pics so I can make a day 2 one! But they're all up on wpoc.com if you want to see the craziness!! #iHeartCountry #Country #Concert #ConcertPhotography #iHeartMyJob #RadioLife #GrangerSmith #RodneyAtkins #LittleBigTown #ChaseBryant #RunawayJune #LOCASH
Guys. I got the new @yellowcard album last Friday when it came out, and I haven't listened to anything else since then. It's their last album EVER and it's such a wonderful goodbye that I can barely be mad. The best part of it though? Miranda is obsessed. I look into the rearview mirror and catch her headbanging in her car seat as we drive around listening to it- since Yellowcard is one of Rob & I's fave bands, it makes it so special that she loves the new album too. And this record makes me even more excited to see them in Baltimore during their final tour next month!! Thanks for all the music over the years guys, we'll cherish it forever!! #RIPYC #Yellowcard