Handsome

Don't Go Chasing Waterfalls - OR

There is a beautiful hike we did in Oregon that was called "Trail of 10 falls." It was the perfect way to end our last day in Oregon and a great hike. We went chasing, and watching, and sitting in…


Family Across the US and Visiting

My sister and I weren't always friends. There was a point in my life when my young, cheery, bright attitude, didn't mesh well with her well organized teenage certainty. Okay I'm lying. I was five…


Colorblind

  This is what it is like to live with someone colorblind.


Building Folks

Handsome and I are building folks. Okay I am more so than he, but we are building folks. Over Christmas I saw that one of Nate's aunts had a dog toy box that I wanted. So we went to building. My…


Christmas in MN

  This year Nate and I couldn't make it to the big Christmas with all his aunts and Uncles so we traveled around from one family to the next to see all the folks we would have. Although it…


Aebleskiver

My inlaws have shared new and awesome stuff with me. Things that would have otherwise not been in my life. Like Aebleskiver. They are small pancakes meant to have apples in the inside but turns out…


"Our Christmas"

  Dear Handsome, As we start to talk about all the chaos and difficulties of raising other human beings I was thinking about "our Christmas." I like that we have an agenda and on it is taking a…


Christmas Party

Handsome and I have our own Christmas outside of the crazy family Christmas. We do our own thing days before most people have even purchased all of their gifts.   It's nice because we wear…


Seeing Someone You Love in the Hospital

Is gut wrenching. It's impossibly hard. The minute I saw handsome I burst into tears. It feels like having your heart in pieces in front of you. Unable to help them. It feels like picking up the…


It Isn't Easy

This hasn't been easy. Handsome had his surgery over a month ago and we are still on the road to recovery. This is his most recent picture. Since then he's started to show a bit more of his strong…


To The Love of My Life

  Dear Nate, You make my heart swell two sizes too big. You have the largest heart I have ever seen on a person. Your ability to constantly see the good in people, the world, and myself keeps…


Jaw Surgery

Today handsome get's jaw surgery.   It's an interesting thing. -Tomato


Monopoly

  Dear Nate, I don't particularly like that you have kicked my butt in Monopoly the three times we have played. And every time I've been the banker so I know you're not cheating. It's just not…


Relaxing

  Our garden has since taken off. The chair hasn't since moved. It's nice to be able to sit in the shade. It's nice to be able to sit. - Tomato


Celebrating Birthdays

  I've got an awesome friend who has a great amazing 9 year old daughter and we were able to celebrate her birthday with her recently. What do you get a 9 year old? The list could go on…


Adventure is Out There

  Nate came home a few days ago. When I had a lot to do. He came home for his Friday half day and said. Let's have a picnic at the park. I had a busy day ahead of me. I had a busy weekend…


Two Ships Passing in the Night

A famous couple recently told me they felt like two ships passing in the night and they didn't like it. I get it. I don't know how often because of Handsome and I's chronic "yes man syndrome" that…


Pinterest and Being a Wife

  Sometimes I see things on pinterest that sound like being a mom is the COOLEST THING IN THE WORLD. Because you get to make all of these crafts out of old t-shirts and make breakfast out of…


Two Years

  Handsome and I were suppose to go to the Mumford and Sons concert for our anniversary but it was canceled and so within 24 hours we scheduled a whole new adventure.   We jumped on the…