Marriage Summits, Valleys, and the Hikers You Encounter along the Way

The other night Brandon and I were hanging out in the living room after the kids went to bed. “This is a well written article,” he said, quoting the opening lines of the Jerry Richardson SI.com article just released, yet another sexual harassment story. I agreed. “You have to hear this,” he continued, then read … More Marriage Summits, Valleys, and the Hikers You Encounter along the Way

This Right Here

From where I sit in our new living room back in Ashland, my Christmas tree’s lights reflect off of five surfaces. Every night after I put my kids to bed in their new bedrooms, I settle under a white afghan, my 12 pound pup snuggles in next to me on the couch, and I take … More This Right Here

Mountains and Valleys

This has been the longest week ever. I’m convinced that there is scientific evidence out there to support my observation. Monday, January 10? When was that? Wasn’t that three weeks ago? No. It was only four days ago. Until the researchers have had time to analyze the data, we’ll just take it as cold, hard … More Mountains and Valleys

Stretch, bend, snap and bind: like-mindedness and marriage and a few other meandering thoughts

My husband is playing the guitar on the other side of the room, and I keep opening and closing browser tabs trying to decide what I have to say here right now or whether I have anything to say at all, or whether to close the whole thing down and play Candy Crush. I’ve almost … More Stretch, bend, snap and bind: like-mindedness and marriage and a few other meandering thoughts

The Things We Love

I am hanging out in the bright afternoon heat. Our kids have found other kids to be this afternoon’s best friends. My husband is in a baseball uniform and catcher’s gear, waiting for his next at-bat. It’s Father’s Day, and there’s nowhere else I’d rather be, around this dusty diamond, squinting in the light. There’s … More The Things We Love

Status Update: TLDR

I learned a new Internet abbreviation this week, TLDR, as in “too long, didn’t read,” which has me all kinds of sad because, well, here you are on my blog that by design goes “on and on and on.”  I am the definition of “long-winded.”  Before you click away from this page after adding “TLDR” … More Status Update: TLDR