Never Marry A Man Who Wears Cargo Shorts

I am not one to dole out advice to my girls about who they should and should not marry. First, because they’re 7, 5, and 3. Second, because who am I to say who they should marry. They should marry who they fall in love with. But this last weekend, I just had to warn them of the pitfalls of men wearing cargo shorts. You see, my husband wears cargo shorts. A lot. All the time when he’s home. Even in the winter. When we first met, we were in our 20′s and I didn’t think much of it. He […]

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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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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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