Wednesday, March 30, 2011


I haven't done You Capture in so long or uh, blogged in general, but I was on the Sephora website searching for the name of the vibrant blue toenail polish I'm sporting right now (no pictures, because feet are gross) when I remembered that today was You Capture. Except that it was actually yesterday, but hey, better late than never. I wish I could show you photos of beautiful, vibrant flowers, but Indiana still thinks it's winter. Shane took Luke to the store Monday and since he can't say no, Luke came home with this vibrant lollipop...which this little imp promptly stole. Leaving his patient big brother with only this small piece and his mommy with approximately twenty feet of sticky hand prints to clean off the wall.

Monday, March 28, 2011


Although it's only 39* outside, I just walked out to get the mail shoeless, because I miss the feeling of grass beneath my (unpolished, because why bother?) toes. This winter seems to be long, longer than most. I'm sure I say this every year, but I can feel the cold seeping into my bones. I can never get warm, even in layers, even under blankets, even in a warm bathtub.
I want nothing more than flip flops, sitting in the grass soaking sunlight into every ounce of my body, playing at the park, smelling the flowers.

I wonder when I'll get to dig my hands into the dirt and plant this sweet geranium? I'm starting to feel like we're living in Narnia, where it's always winter and never spring.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Love in the time of nachos

Yesterday out of nowhere, Shane said, Was last year our fifth anniversary? Is this June going to be our sixth? Did we not do anything special last year? Thankfully because of this blog, I was able to look back and see that we went out for sushi, which isn't a big thing but was perfect for us. Especially since we promptly forgot that we did anything at all.

Lately I've been so happy and content with our marriage. Of course we fight and sometimes he annoys me and all the time he snores so loud that I consider smothering him in his sleep. But. He also gives me butterflies after all these years and makes me dinner every night and gave me two beautiful boys. I'm really very lucky.

What do YOU think love is? Love for me is this one thing in particular. When I eat nachos, I like to soak the chips in the cheese so when I eat them, they're all soggy and soaked in cheese. It's the best way to eat nachos, in my opinion. When we're out together, at the movies or maybe a ball game, if Shane buys nachos, he ALWAYS puts a chip in the cheese for me so it'll be nice and soggy by the time he pays and sits down. Silly, right? But I never have to ask him or say it, he just does it because it makes me happy. Soggy nachos might not seem like love, but they are.