MARRIAGE

stay-cation

Although Mark and I try to have at least a weekend or two a year to ourselves, we generally go away for those days, holing up in a place where someone else makes our bed and food, and we can slip out of most every typical role and routine, parenthood…

foundations

I remember the night you called me, your voice awkward and intentional, "I need to see you. We need to talk." I assumed it was the end of us, what little of us existed after a date and a smattering of lengthy conversations. I couldn't imagine…
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an indoor picnic date

As parents, Mark and I have learned to be creative about our "dates." Every other week we have a legitimate night-out to ourselves, but between those evenings, we squeeze whatever random moments we can. Fortunately, we're both pretty…

on love |the messy sort that endures all

Mark, I wonder if I'll ever forget that moment. That phone call. That evening, sitting by the pool at my parent's house, talking about American Beauty, interrupted. Life, interrupted. I had only spent days with her, maybe best counted…