Category Archives for Marriage
We strung our Christmas lights yesterday, and lit our first fire of the season. As we listened to the wood crackle, our kids danced around the living room. It’s hard to believe that Matt and I are approaching our 10th … Continue reading
We finally got an offer on our home, a low one, but it’s negotiable enough. And now it has sparked a debate between us: where now? Where do we move while we wait for our home to be built? Or … Continue reading
On Saturday night, our neighborhood held its annual pig roast. And I felt freer than I had in a long time. Matt was traveling but I had hired a sitter. I’d done what he always says to do: get help. … Continue reading
While he traveled, I mulled over the sacrifices we make, both seen and unseen, for our children and for our marriage. And I wondered, does he give up enough? Do I give up too much?
Before we left for the cabin, my friend Meg dropped off a book she’d been reading, The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. I’d wanted to read it ever since I read in New York Magazine that children don’t make you … Continue reading
If only I could feel this way forever, nothing ahead of me or behind me, just the water, the sun and the breeze.
I’ve been in a bit of a slump lately; this crazy summer of travel finally caught up with me. My mama sure is lazy. On Sunday night, Matt and I uncorked a bottle of champagne at La Belle Vie to … Continue reading
Last night, after Matt + I tucked our children into bed, we opened our refrigerator to find a bottle of champagne that’d been chilling for so long we couldn’t remember where we got it. “Should we drink it?” Matt asked, … Continue reading
Today, Matt’s trial comes to a close. And he returns home from Oakland for good. Then life will slow for us, just a little bit, which I hope will let me catch my breath. Because I would like to get … Continue reading