Wedded Bliss

Today is our seventh wedding anniversary. It is also very close to the day of our first date in 1998, which makes this our 14th anniversary of togetherness. Although Sean may not remember this, we chose our wedding date, based on our first date anniversary so we wouldn’t have to remember yet another special date. Not super romantic, or maybe very romantic, depending on your perspective. Seven years ago, we were in Kauai, barefoot in the sand, with the ocean drowning out most of the words the minister said (he was a little verbose, so that’s okay), saying our surprise […]

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First Crush

Samantha loves to draw. It’s her go-to activity.  She wants to draw all day, so after a day of school doing not drawing, she comes home and whips out 10 ish masterpieces.  I don’t usually watch what she’s drawing as the other two children usually need something or I’m attempting to pick up the mess around the house.  She shows me her art work after she’s done. Right now she’s in her portrait phase.  She draws pictures of herself with various other people.  Sometimes members of our family, sometimes friends, and sometimes characters from her favorite shows (i.e. Disney princesses). […]

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It Must Be Love

Sean and I have been together since 1998 and will be married for 6 years in September.  That’s a long time.  Things change in relationships. Some might say the romance dies. That’s true to an extent.  Flowers for no reason, or even for a reason, don’t happen as often.  With kids around, meals alone are rare.  Leisurely, romantic meals in dimly lit, over-priced restaurants almost never happen. Sometimes I find myself watching a sappy chick flick on television (because going out to the movies doesn’t happen either) and longing for those early days when every time you touch you can […]

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