MARRIAGE

happy father's day.

These single days of the year we set aside to salute the parents in our lives feel to me a bit like fitting a blue whale in my 5' bathtub. I usually try to make the most of it with more decadent breakfasts or planned adventures, but this…

a swelling happiness

Mark's currently taking a class on radical publishers/writers during the British Romantic period -- which of course creates 1700 pages of  light summer reading for him. (Wink. Wink.)  Although he at times must  drudge through these heavy…

a {public} note about love: eleven years of marriage

Mark and I are married 11 years today, a year that has been the most difficult and yet binding; the kind of year that forces our heart roots, once shallow and neatly divided, deeper into a tangled labyrinth desperate for living water. We know…

final light + our backyard + husband next to me + kids playing + red wine + 65˚ = {this moment}

{this moment}: A Friday ritual. A single photo (or group of photos) capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor, and remember. (inspired by soulemama)

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…

on love | have I always trusted you?

Since I first read Amber and Seth (and several others) writing letters to one another about their marriage, I've wanted to do the same. It seems normal to pay attention to, write about,  and photo the kids since they are the most present, demanding,…
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California | celebrating 11 years later

THE BEST OF IT by Kay Ryan However carved up or pared down we get, we keep on making the best of it as though it doesn't matter that our acre's down to a square foot. As though our garden could be one bean and we'd rejoice if it…
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happy 35th birthday, love.

It really is a wonderful life. And we all wanted to make sure you remembered, so this is how we celebrated you this year on your 35th. You also received many written words of life and encouragement from friends and family there and elsewhere,…