Tag: Marriage

Faith, Hope and Love

Look at this girl. I met her in 1994, when she was 18 months old. With those twinkly eyes and saucy curls, she worked her way into the hearts of my family. She was in my wedding: I was her Confirmation sponsor, five weeks postpartum: She loves on my babies: She went to college and she dated and that was a thing because there … Read More Faith, Hope and Love

Every Day is Valentine’s Day

If you and I are friends on Facebook or if you follow me on Instagram, you are more than familiar with my #everydayisvalentinesday hashtag.  You see, one day, when I least expected it, love happened. Tory and I first met in 1987, when I started junior high.  A few years later, we became closer friends during my freshman year, his junior year.  We were … Read More Every Day is Valentine’s Day


Last Sunday, my dear, sweet, wonderful husband was putting up the Christmas lights outside. Gabriel was helping him, which at the moment meant entertaining Annie who decided that she also wanted to “help”. They had the wiggle car scooter out and were riding it down our sidewalk, which has a bit of an incline. And my husband looked at them riding down the sidewalk … Read More Men

Hurricane Mama

Why are we changing the rules? Did something happen when I looked the other way? Why do things feel different? Are we ok? This is what anxiety sisters do when the applecart is upset. We ask a lot of questions, rapid-fire. We wait a good 1.5 seconds for answers. When they don’t come, we know this is a sign of the apocalypse. I’m going … Read More Hurricane Mama

Called to Less

Last weekend we met the coolest family camping. The kids met first, as kids will do in a campground. Kate and Ezra were a perfect match, two cuties in glasses laid out on a blanket playing with their dolls. Her younger brother Phoenix, and Annie, just a year apart, took to each other like fish and water. There was a dump truck involved, and lots of … Read More Called to Less

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