Marriage Monday–Camping Edition

*missing camping… Just last week, I blogged a Praying In Color entry. When I started praying, I had no clue it would end up to be a picture of a canoe camping trip, but subconsciously it must have been on my mind. I know that getting Phil to relax was weighing on me. I’d been trying not to nag him … Read More

Little Things

My alarm goes off at 3:45am so I can take my thyroid pill. My alarm goes off a second time at 5am telling me it’s ok to get up and make coffee (because I can’t eat or drink and hour before or after I take my thyroid pill and I refuse to wait an hour after I get up. So … Read More


This is bound to get a little mushy.  Too bad. I’m writing it anyway. Selfless, I believe, describes my husband.  He constantly goes out of his comfort zone for me. The man who… didn’t know what a cappuccino was when we met who is now a coffee snob. didn’t cut his salad and made fun of me for doing so–who … Read More


August 7, 2010 59 years ago on this day, Phil’s mom was born. 16 years ago on this day, Phil and I met in a traffic jam and shared our first kiss. 2 months ago on this day, my mom died. There just doesn’t seem like there’s a whole lot for me to say today. I’ve been rejoicing and giving … Read More

Rain Shower

Because when the power goes out and you’re stinky, there is no other option.


Phil, Zane and I got the chance recently to drive up to Grand Rapids, Michigan to see a Superbull Series event thanks to Feld Entertainment. Before my time, Phil rode bulls in the rodeo. He was a young’en then. It’s probably a pretty good thing we didn’t know each other back then. As volatile as our relationship was in the … Read More


The challenge word issued last week that is “due” today is: PERFECT. I should’ve saved PERFECT for a fall day. But I thought of something. I’m cheating again and digging in the archives. It’s also not much of an artistic challenge. But it is perfect. Click on it, if you so desire. It will open bigger. It is a love … Read More

Now What?

*A note before you read this. After doing an audit of my blog in 2022, I have decided to leave content that speaks to the Christian I was at the time this was written. I no longer identify as Christian (and haven’t for a very long time.) I chose to leave these posts because it is who I was then … Read More

Voice Commands

I seriously couldn’t wait to post this story. Phil and I must have laughed for a half hour about it when it happened around 2am and then again just as hard when we woke up. And this is one of those stories that will be around a lifetime! Remember that our bed is in the living room because we’re remodeling? … Read More