My girl sleeps now... Last week her first cold developed and it threw us for a loop... and by us I mean me. There is something that happens when you become a parent. A shift in the universe. And by shift, I mean that the world suddenly stopped being all about me. I know how … Continue reading A Common Cold
To my Michael, You are eight weeks old! Your dad says I should probably start counting your age in months instead of weeks, but I think that makes you sound even older. As I write this you're napping on your mat in the living room as Mom has finally learned how much better you sleep … Continue reading To My Michael As I Return To Work…
I was recently asked to speak at the Father Daughter Dance that our church holds each year. This is an annual event that our ministries put on to give fathers an opportunity to set aside time to take their daughters out one on one and remind them how truly special they are... not only in … Continue reading May Your Life Preach More Loudly Than Your Lips…
New Years Eve has always been my favorite holiday as long as I can remember. I know what you're thinking and no it's not because of Carson Daly and the New York Times Square ball dropping... two images that should never be used in the same sentence... Seth Cohen for life! #welcometotheoc #californiaherewecome (Side note: … Continue reading “I love you”…. “ummm thank you?”
When beginning this blog, I wanted to have a place that I could write out and process the millions of thoughts that race through my mind on a daily basis. No exaggeration. What you see is only what survives the dreaded delete button... (Not really delete, but more like locked in my drafts until maybe … Continue reading She Rejoices Without Fear
On a recent trip to Disneyland, Darrin and I had the rare opportunity to sit through "Great Moments With Mr. Lincoln". A diamond in the rough, this hidden gem sits to the side of the entrance gate to the Happiest Place On Earth. Often overlooked in lieu of faster-paced thrill rides such as Space Mountain … Continue reading But really… Do ALL lives matter?
Tonight, my nephew was awarded the Most Improved Player award at his school's basketball banquet. Call me biased, but I think this is one of the most incredible awards someone can receive. Why you may ask? Some would argue that there are other awards that are more prestigious or more reputable, like Most Valuable Player. One thing is … Continue reading Most Improved
Those of you who know me know I like to keep up with popular culture. I follow along with many celebrities and entertainers in the business we call show. What can I say? It's a guilty pleasure and I think one should be well informed on all levels (at least that's what I tell myself … Continue reading Though he dies, he shall live.
As I sit here on my couch, watching a movie I have seen a hundred times at least, wiping my nose incessantly, and avoiding the urge to scratch out my itchy eyes, my sick self wants to feel sorry for me. I hate being sick. It physically disables my never-ending list of things to do. … Continue reading What Happens When You’re Sick… And How It Relates To Life
I know what you all are thinking... this girl has only been married one month. What could she possibly know about marriage? I'll tell you... I know I don't know as much as those of you who have been married 5, 10, and even 30 years (God willing we will get there one day). But … Continue reading What I’ve Learned About Marriage One Month In