Hakuna matata, the Kilimanjaro way

Ordinarily, I’m not one for bragging since I think it errors on the side of pathetic. But I must be in the lower percentile of people who have managed what I did yesterday, so brag I will: I was carried (technically, pushed and bounced) down…

el.oh.vee.ee.

Day 25 of #Janblogaday: el.oh.vee.ee. I tried writing this last night at midnight, but was short of the right words. Short of the right thing to say. I thought about writing the story of when Colin saw my dad in the Macy’s restroom stall, or my…

Lock me up in a kids world

Day 22 of #Janblogaday: Kids. Do you know what I mean when I say kids have  a way about them that make you want to drop your world for a single moment in theirs? Our world is complicated… and expensive, beautiful but demanding, extraordinary but…

Happy.

Day 21 of #Janblogaday: A mood board… of all that makes me happy. 40 more boards on my Pinterest. xo. And if you’ve created a moodboard today… tweet me it PLEASE! I love love LOVE boards like this.

Dear newly-wed

For Day 18 of #Janblogaday: Advice… for newly-weds, oldie-weds, and anyone who intends to share their love with someone else one day. Dedicated to our newly-wed and newly-engaged friends at home: Hilary and Justin, Shelbie and Jared, Garrett and Emma, Brad and Janelle, Lisa and…

Home sweet homecoming

When I was in high school homecoming was celebrated with a big football game and a formal dance — dates, corsages, fancy dinner somewhere on the waterfront, the “prom pose” pictures, the whole shabam. I went to every one of my homecoming dances and a…

Never never land’s never ending winter

It’s been a really long winter. Not just metaphorically in the sense that it’s been a long season without family and Spaghetti Factory Sundays. But I mean that it’s literally been a long winter. I’ve gone for 16 months without a proper summer now. That…