What is a Great Marriage?

What is a Great Marriage?

Jul 18

I have a good marriage. No disclaimers. No excuses. No “buts.” I love my husband and he loves me, and our marriage is that good. So good, in fact, that I have begun to wonder: If this is a good marriage, what would it be like to have a great marriage? Who do I know that can say, “We have a GREAT marriage?” that would be willing to share the goods on just how their good...

Bon Voyage!

Bon Voyage!

Jul 16

  Clark and I are leaving for England tomorrow. Anyone who knows me, knows that I adore travel in general. The fact that I have visited two of my favorite cities in the last 3 months (NYC and London) has me pinching myself! In recent years, my daily activities have existed within a 4-mile radius so flying to England might as well be a mission to the moon. I recently picked up a book...

A Family Yearbook

A Family Yearbook

May 14

Do you keep up with the baby books? I feel a twinge of guilt whenever I am folding laundry, and I look up at the shelf above utility sink at the two baby books that I started before each of my children were born. The blue one is bursting with first haircuts, ticket stubs, sticky notes of funny sayings, and napkins from first birthday parties. The pink one looks like the binding has never been...

Seoul, Korea: Let’s Try That Again

Seoul, Korea: Let’s Try That Again

May 08

Clark and I call it a “do-over”. Can I have one please? Last night at dinner, I told him that I had spent some time thinking about Seoul, and that I even wrote about it. {The following is why I love and loathe marriage}. He said, “I know. I read it.” And I could tell that look on his face and the sound of his tone that what he was really saying was, “You can do...

Places I’ve Been: Seoul, Korea

Places I’ve Been: Seoul, Korea

May 07

Throughout this month of “memories”, I thought it might be fun to journey through some of the places that I have traveled to and some of the unexpected events that took place there. This week marks a rather significant anniversary in my marriage. The setting is not our wedding day but rather a hospital room half-way around the world. On the morning of May 8, 2007, I laced up my...

Seranade

Seranade

Mar 21

Seven years ago this week, I had my first date with the handsome guitar player that is now my sweetheart. Last night, I went to see him play in town, and I realized half way through the first set that I still can’t help but wear a big goofy grin whenever I hear him shred a lead guitar solo. He won my heart back then and he still does now. And from what I can tell, the apple doesn’t...