The Intersection of Death and Marriage.

On March 2nd, 2013, Kellan promised forever to a woman that neither of us knew. Three impossibly short days before I put on my white dress and walked down the aisle, I’d held my little brother’s swollen hand as he died. The girl that left her brother’s body alone in room 17 of … [Read more...]

Top Ten Nuggets of Newlywed GOLD.

Kellan and I celebrated a year of marriage on March 2nd. My sweet husband planned an incredible surprise weekend in New York City, and we lived it up because hallelujah we made it! Reflections on our first year of marriage are coming later. Today, in honor of one whole year, … [Read more...]

An Announcement Not About Babies.

Things have been rather quiet around my blog lately because quite frankly, I haven’t had a hot second to sit down and THINK. However, the show must go on and inquiring minds need to know, so here it is: we bought a house! A real adult house with our very own yard and our very … [Read more...]

Androgynous Marshmallows.

Well, it’s happening. We all knew it would, of course—but nothing could have prepared me for November snow flurries. When I was a little girl, every time the air grew frosty outside my third grade teacher would confidently declare that it was “snot freezing weather”. Y’all. IT … [Read more...]

Jazz Hands Will Set Me Free!

The love of my whole life was supposed to arrive back home at 11:30 last night. I spent the whole day walking on sunshine. He’d promised to take me to brunch the following [read: this] morning, a delightful prospect that sent me straight over the edge because if I could choose … [Read more...]

I am not a Lima Bean.

Well, it’s started. I can’t be entirely sure what did it. Maybe it was watching me throw up my hands and moan about not even being able to make fried rice. Maybe it was the fact that I’d unpacked BOTH of our suitcases while he’d been at work, or the lemon-fresh smell of Lysol … [Read more...]