A Mile A Day: Day 13

Saturday. What. a. day! In the morning, I took the birthday bicycle to the bike shop to get properly fitted. The surprise gift from my husband was essentially a big gift card; he arranged for me to come try out a few models before completing the deal and although I loved the matte black, I … Continue reading A Mile A Day: Day 13

Resolute in 2016

The New Year always holds promise for me. Isn't there something wonderful about reaching the end of a calendar and opening a brand new page, new agenda, new possibilities? I've made a few resolutions this year, as I do most years. Drinking more H20 didn't make the list this time but Meatless Mondays did. As did replacing … Continue reading Resolute in 2016

Happy 5 Month, Emma Josephine!

Emma, dear, you are over 5 months old today! Over the past few weeks you've been growing like a weed, turning pants into capris after one trip through the wash. You're active. You roll across the room and scoot backwards across the floor, but not quite at a crawl. You push and pull and spin and … Continue reading Happy 5 Month, Emma Josephine!

Fall & Food

Oh, sweet Fall! How we've patiently awaited your cooler temperatures, your color palate of oranges and reds, your pumpkin patches, leaves to play in, cider & donuts. For children, you are a new beginning, never-been-used pencils, and fresh-faced teachers. For parents, a gentle reprieve from the summer madness, hustle & bustle. For my family, you … Continue reading Fall & Food

Wedding Season and Marriage Advice

Anyone who has been through it before will tell you that there is a season in life when the majority of your friends get married. And while I can't definitively say that this is it for Freddy and me, I'm thinking this it! So far this year, Freddy and I have been honored to receive … Continue reading Wedding Season and Marriage Advice

Forks in the Road Don't Have to Have a Right and Wrong

I'm not entirely sure the purpose of nostalgia. Is it a longing for something we no longer have? A happy remembrance of what brought us to where we are today? An opportunity to laugh about your mistakes or relish in the distant praise of your few successes? I've been caught up in sweet dreams of … Continue reading Forks in the Road Don't Have to Have a Right and Wrong

6 Months and Counting

This coming Sunday, Freddy and I will be marking our 6th month of marriage by teaching small group at our church, catching our Sunday service after, and meeting up with friends at a Whitecaps baseball game. Freddy thinks celebrating "month-marker anniversaries" is foolish, so I've arranged the game as the perfect "unassuming" way to make the day … Continue reading 6 Months and Counting

Styles of Communication

Let's be frank: Freddy and I speak different languages. French vs. Italian or American English vs. British English. We get the gist of one another but we really have to listen to catch what the other person is saying. When you live with someone, it's easy to forget to listen. And when you speak different … Continue reading Styles of Communication