Tag Archives: Husband

Things I Learned at Marriage Counseling

To be clear, I think my husband learned a lot about me as well, but below are a few things I learned (and/or accepted) about him/us at our first joint appointment last Thursday. I figured I’d share them here in case anyone else who reads this blog is struggling and might identify with a few of […]

Day 20, #NaBloPoMo – Sports Stuff

Does anyone else have a sports obsessed partner? We honestly have sporting events on the TV so often that I now join things like Sweet 16 brackets and Fantasy Football leagues, just so I have something to cheer for when the games are on. 😂 Also, I was raised in MN (the Vikings were known […]

Life, Updated

I’m sure this is probably a common theme in the life of parents with small children, but DAMN you guys, daily life is so busy, and I keep thinking it will slow down but it never does. I’m slowly (very, very slowly) realizing that I simply have to figure out how to manage my life […]

Love & Marriage

A few months ago, my marriage was in a really bad spot. Honestly? It was at rock bottom. I wrote about it a little bit here and here and here. We got some great relationship books to read (which we honestly haven’t gotten all the way through yet, but so far we like them so thank you […]

The Monday Snapshot – Closing Day Ed.

Yesterday was a beautiful spring day, and it was also the closing day for our local ski area. Charlie and I got a babysitter so that we could go up for the day with our friends, and it was a bluebird day full of skiing (and snowboarding), people watching, and drinks with friends. I am […]

Baby Steps & Hopefully Good Reads

So upon the recommendations of a couple of you, I purchased three different books last week for Charlie and I to read together to hopefully jump start some of the tough conversations we have in our future. For Women Only For Men Only The Introvert and Extrovert In Love: Making It Work When Opposites Attract […]

Where Love Began is Not Where It Will End

A post popped up in my Facebook timeline this morning that made me cry. I don’t officially follow their page, but it is the company from which I always order the kids’ Christmas ornaments and my beautiful stacking rings, so it caught my eye. And my heart. maybe love doesn’t last  I clicked over and read her blog […]

Memories, Not Dreams

Yesterday marked the 11 year anniversary of my first date with my husband. We’ve been through our share of ups and downs over those 11 years, and honestly, right now we are still working through one of the down spells. These times are tough, but I suppose most marriages go through this, so I take […]

Hurtin’ Unit

Yesterday marked Stella’s 4th day on the mountain, and she truly is improving by leaps & bounds every weekend that we take her up. We have gotten to the point that we’ll take her on the big ski runs and let her just practice her turns & stops without being on the leash, though when […]

Expectations & Reality

It’s been a rough few days in our house because of some money drama going on. Basically, our new-to-us $12,000 truck that we still owe nearly $9k on suddenly needs $11,500 of repairs to get it to run again…money that we don’t have. Um, not cool. At any rate, Charlie and I have handled it […]

The Monday Snapshot – Alpenglow Edition

I love this man & our lives together in Colorado. That is all.

TTC#3? Or Done at 2?

You’re welcome to have another child, it just won’t be with me. – Charlie ——————————— After everything we went through to start our family six years ago, it feels a little crazy to be even in a position to write this post, but here we are! When my husband’s little sister died back in March […]

The Monday Snapshot – Anniversary Weekend Edition

On Saturday night, we had my brother babysit the kids and we went out for dinner at our favorite local restaurant to celebrate 7 years of marriage together. We ended up closing the place down (at 9pm) and then drinking with the owners until after 11. It was so fun to sit and chat with […]

The Monday Snapshot – Reconnecting Edition

Well, after my post last Friday, I’m happy to report that Charlie and I spent more time talking together this past weekend than we have in literally months! Friday night we went to dinner together with the family (our regular Friday night tradition). It was the four of us and Charlie’s parents along with two […]

Miscellaneous Thoughts as We Roll Into Summer

My heart is heavy today because of this story. The little boy is the grandson of a family friend, and it’s looking like it was shaken baby syndrome from the daycare provider. He was 6 months old. His parents have made the impossible choice to take him off life support and donate his organs. I.can.not.fathom.this.tragedy. […]

The Monday Snapshot – Weekend Away Edition

Time has gotten away from me today between caring for a sick kid & playing catch-up at work, but I just had to at least throw a pic or two up here! Charlie and I went to a town about 2 hrs away last weekend with our best friends. The guys had a hockey tournament, and Marissa (my […]

The Monday Snapshot – Vacation Edition

I have so many fun pics to share from our trip to St. Louis (though not ONE with just me and the bride that’s not in the photo booth – *sad face*), but for now I’ll just leave you with this: It was a FANTASTIC, fun, super awesome, perfect weather, delicious food, cold beer, lots of […]

The Monday Snapshot: Harvey’s First Concert

We are blessed to live in an area that has a ton of live music throughout the year, both indoors and out, but my favorite concert series is probably the one that happens in a nearby town every year in September that is all blues music.  A lot of microbreweries come to sell their beers (it […]

On Being Incompetent – Just a Little Bit

I mentioned in my post here that the last minute trip back home for my grandmother’s funeral two weeks ago was the longest amount of time I have ever been away from my daughter (4 days/3 nights). When she was 9 months old, I spent one night away from her upon the insistence of my MIL and […]

The Best Birthday Yet

I woke up for the first time today at 1:15am after a wondrous 4 hour stretch of sleep (thanks, Harvey!). As I nursed my baby boy, I thought oh my gosh, this is exactly how and so NOT how I envisioned my life would be when I was 32. It’s continually astonishing to me lately to […]

The Monday Snapshot – Improvising Edition

We don’t have an actual office space in our house, so our little desk and “office” area is actually just along one wall of our guest room. The room is currently filled to the brim with sorted little girl clothes to give away (my BFF here finds out the sex of her baby in 3 […]

The Monday Snapshot – B&W Finery Edition

Last weekend a close family friend’s daughter had a fancy black & white engagement party at her parent’s house here in the area. The wedding is going to be out in California (where the bride & groom live now) in September, and they knew most people wouldn’t be able to make it, so they had […]

The Midwife

mid·wife  /ˈmidˌwīf/ — A person trained to assist women in childbirth My midwife is a man. I’m guessing that most of you have never heard of  a male midwife, but seriously you guys – my midwife rocks. He has been delivering babies in this rural county that I live in since 1983 – that’s 30 years! That’s […]

The Monday Snapsnot – Chillaxing

When my parents were here a couple of weeks ago, my Mom took this pic of Charlie and I in the living room. As a frame of reference, my husband is NOT a cuddler and he was NOT happy about this situation. 🙂 However, I wasn’t feeling well (as usual of late), so I overrode […]

Jumbled Thoughts

Up. Down. Up. Down.  That’s what my heart has been doing lately. We have been vacillating between the some great highs but also a really sad low in our house lately, and it’s hard to even put together a coherent post about it all. Here are the high points… The lowest of lows: Axel. This little boy […]