Chasing My Husband Through IKEA

Chasing My Husband Through IKEA

I got my husband’s permission to blog about him again. (Yeeeessss.) I used to write all kinds of wordy metaphorical elaborations about life on this blog. Now I’m in this identity crisis of words, where I don’t know what I have to say, or what you want to read. Funny? Deep? Inspirational? Are we reviewing … Continue reading

Holy Moments

Holy Moments

Have you ever seen or heard something SO beautiful that made your heart swell and your soul sing? That filled you with awe, and longing, and indescribable joy? And you suddenly wished oh-so-fiercefully for all of your loved ones to share it with you? I experience this often in church and at concerts. I think … Continue reading

10 Wedding Day Moments I Wish I Could Relive

10 Wedding Day Moments I Wish I Could Relive

An old year is slipping away and with it, a new January nestles into place. Wintertime. Last January, I celebrated my wedding. This January, two of my friends will celebrate theirs. All weddings are gorgeous and holy, and they’re especially sweet in January. A winter wedding is absolutely the cure for winter blues. You can … Continue reading

Season’s Greetings: Why We Send Christmas Cards

Season’s Greetings: Why We Send Christmas Cards

This morning, I woke up with the Christmas to-do list rolling through my head: Christmas shopping! Christmas baking! Christmas decorating! Christmas gift mailing! Christmas card writing! What to tackle first? Start easy, I told myself. Not ready to brave the Saturday grocery crowd, I picked up a stack of blank Christmas cards and a pen. This’ll … Continue reading

5 Signs You’ve Graduated from “Newlywed” Wife

5 Signs You’ve Graduated from “Newlywed” Wife

When does “newlywed” end and just “married” begin? As a new wife, I think I’m coming up to the transition. I can feel it. Things are settling. The early compulsions of brand-new, uneducated wifehood are changing. It’s definitely a thing. I’d say it’s a good thing. Are you recognizing these signs, too? 1. You’ve appropriately … Continue reading

This Is How Engineers Do Puzzles

This Is How Engineers Do Puzzles

It’s Friday night. I ask my husband if he’d like to do a puzzle with me. It’s funny how our careers impact how we act and respond in our daily lives. Example: I have a friend who’s a project manager. Every year she calls her dad to remind him of her mom’s birthday. She reminds … Continue reading

The Rules of Apartment Living

The Rules of Apartment Living

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single (or married) twenty-something in possession of a small income, must be in want of an apartment. Practically all of my friends and coworkers live in apartments – or if they don’t , they want one, are looking for one, or just moved out of one for another … Continue reading