Date 2 – Putt Putt and Parenting

Almost every single person was shocked to see us out WITHOUT OUT BABY. It was as if it was shocking to them to see that Calvin’s mom and dad had…*gasp*…left him at home with a babysitter.

Date 1/52 – Dinner and a Movie

What better way to start this 52-date journey with the classic date night duo of dinner and a movie? It’s the characteristic first date and lucky for us, our first date actually included dinner and a movie.

52 Days of Dates

Isn’t it just so easy to fall into your day to day habits where “date night” falls by the wayside? You feel like you don’t have the time, you feel guilty for leaving the kid(s) home while you go and have fun, or you get home late from work and you just want to plop on the couch and watch another woman go on “date night” with 20 some men, instead of going on your own date.

2019: Transformation

Well, here we are again, the beginning of a new year. Bring on the cliches about new year resolutions and the even more cliche moment when those resolutions are abandoned and given up. ADD MORE Starting in 2018, after Calvin was born, I decided I wasn’t going to wait until the new year. I decided…

Ohh Baby, Baby!

It is pretty obvious that I have been pretty M.I.A. lately, but seriously, there has been some big news since the last time I wrote. Evan and I are having a baby! We truly could not be more ecstatic, August can’t come soon enough. Right now, it seems so far away, but I am certain…


I wish people knew who you really were. You paint this picture – where your’e the hero, or this misunderstood martyr. You know the right people, and you know exactly what to say. You may be the big man on campus, but you know to make others feel small. You scare with your authority, and…

Welcome to New York

This past weekend my husband and I took our first long weekend trip since we got married.  Boy did I need a little break from the normalcy of everyday life. I am almost certain that Evan really needed it too.  We packed up the truck and took off for the East coast. First stop was…

The Sting of Failure

It probably seems like an eternity since you first decided that you were going to go for it.  You were going to put yourself out there and apply for that new position.  When you finally did, it felt great.  You got the call for the interview and you nailed it. Now comes the hardest part…….

Friday Favorites – Cordial Punch Press

Every Christmas I have a contest with all the cards we get in the mail.  Which one is the best?  Sometimes it is the most creatively laid out one.  Other times its the best photograph on the front.  More often it is a mix of both.  I do the same thing for “Save the Dates”…