I love New Year’s. While I am not much of a planner in general, I love getting everything squared away for a new year. The Christmas decorations have (sadly) been put away, the house freshly cleaned, closets and toys recently purged. My brain space feels sufficiently cleared to consider my goals, my plans, my dreams… Continue reading Slow and steady in 2018
I recently attended my nephew’s wedding. It was gorgeous. Stunning. Beautiful. Fresh. Nostalgic. Emotional. Beautiful. Did I mention beautiful? Breathtaking. A perfect summer wedding at a vineyard with a forever blue sky and fields of green in every direction. They gazed at each other with so much love. There was so much tender touching…hands on… Continue reading Revisiting Once Upon a Time
One very hot afternoon in August, Cody called me and said he just saw a bad car accident on the highway. I was not particularly alarmed. He travels a lot for work, and the operative words “saw a car accident” sounded a lot better to me than “was in a car accident.” I asked him… Continue reading Five years, going on 80
Easter is a major holiday in our family, right along with Thanksgiving and Christmas. I grew up a devout Lutheran so I still get many of the hymns from those early Sunday services stuck in my head: “Lift hiiiiiigh the cross, the love of Christ proclaim, ’til all the woooooorld adores His sacred name.” Oh,… Continue reading Why I didn’t make it to church on Easter
My first post on marriage went over much better than I anticipated. So I’m going to ride that train for a bit. I mentioned how counting blessings and being grateful should be a huge part of how we work on our marriage. At least, that’s what I’ve been learning. I have the perfect example to… Continue reading It’s no small thing to count to 1,000
I know I usually write about my kid. She’s always doing something adorable and hilarious, and I’m always laughing or crying about it. Makes for great stories. Good times. But I’m going to venture into the more personal: marriage. I’ve wanted to post several times about marriage, but it always felt like I was putting… Continue reading We Are On Our Way
Life looks a lot different now then it did ten years ago. While I normally blog about “now,” I would like to take a trip down memory lane. Yesterday was my three-year anniversary with my husband, Cody. While that seems like a long time, it’s been much longer since we first starting dating in September… Continue reading Looking back…and I wouldn’t change a thing.