Our New Bedroom Is Now Refreshed

July 31, 2014 in Decor, DIY - 4 Comments
I haven't shown much of our bedroom because it has, for as long as I remember, been a disaster. Of all the rooms in our home, it was in the worst shape and it has taken us moving to finally get it together. Soon after our move, I was challenged by Walmart to do a… Read More »

Date Night Overdue

June 27, 2011 in Chicago, Personal - 1 Comment
I cannot pinpoint the last time Greg and I went out. Alone. I suppose it was maybe two years ago? For three years we've been waiting on the opportunity to get back into the groove of things. Parenting can be so exhausting at times, but perhaps we could have tried harder to do more for… Read More »

Twelve Fourteen Twenty-Ten

January 26, 2011 in Life & Quirks - 37 Comments
I stand before the perfect example of what a husband should be. In what seems to be a season of divorce. (I do not judge.) In our local courthouse, no witness. Not in the fancy banquet hall, in front of an audience, wearing that snazzy tux and puffy dress. The glitz and glam are miniscule,… Read More »


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