How we spend our days is how we spend our lives

"How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. What we do with this hour, and that one, is what we are doing. A schedule defends from chaos and whim. It is a net for catching days. It is a scaffolding on which a worker can stand and labor with both … Continue reading How we spend our days is how we spend our lives

All the Little Things

[Today I'm writing at Start Marriage Right about how the little things all stack up in our relationships, and how that impacts our dynamics for good and bad.] I was already going to be late, and I knew it. Skimming through the house, I tried to piece together all my essential parts before running out … Continue reading All the Little Things

Love is sneaky: our little love story

Last week I had the honor of being featured at Leigh Kramer's blog, Hopeful Leigh. She published Josh's and my love story in her This Is How We Met series.  I wanted to share it with you too. It's a great story, one about how love sneaks up on us when we're minding our own … Continue reading Love is sneaky: our little love story

Crazy For Love Day 7: Lindsey + Ryan (and the whole family)

Today is our last day of the Crazy For Love series. It's a story sent in by Lindsey, mom of two littles and the wife of Ryan. She lives her dream out at Beyond Motherhood, recording the moments of parenting two kids less than two years apart. I admit I don't know how she does … Continue reading Crazy For Love Day 7: Lindsey + Ryan (and the whole family)

Crazy For Love Day 6: Jessica + Ryan

Today's Crazy For Love story comes to us from the East Coast, and really, it started all the way across the ocean, in Madrid, Spain, just a few years ago. It's a love story from my friend, "Ica", also known and Jessica and the love of her life, Ryan. I remember when Ica was just getting … Continue reading Crazy For Love Day 6: Jessica + Ryan

Crazy For Love Day 5: Deb + Tom

{Happy Valentine's Day, Everyone}Today is Day 5 of 7 in our Crazy for Love series.I chose this Crazy For Love submission from Deb for Valentine's Day because I think this couple is an excellent example of what it means to love each other for life. And not just that. They let their love overflow into … Continue reading Crazy For Love Day 5: Deb + Tom

Crazy For Love Day 4: Cris + TJ

Today's Crazy For Love story shows a determined kind of love. It's a love story between two Soldiers, which withstood the test of years of service to our country. Our submission is from Cris, who makes no fanfare of her and her husband's loyalty to our nation, but we can appreciate the strength of their … Continue reading Crazy For Love Day 4: Cris + TJ

Crazy For Love Day 2: Chris + Stephanie

This is day two of our celebration of love. I'm calling it Crazy For Love week. A little reminder to me and to all of us to love the ones we love.Let me introduce Chris and Stephanie:Chris sent in a few pictures of him and Stephanie through the years. You can tell they grew up, … Continue reading Crazy For Love Day 2: Chris + Stephanie

You’re My Hubby and I Love It: 50 things I love about my man

It's been almost 6 years since I discovered Joshua Siders wasn't like any other man I'd ever been with. It was some day in May 2007 when he made me laugh, had an answer for every snarky remark I threw him, and I knew: I met my match. Since then, we got married, bought a house … Continue reading You’re My Hubby and I Love It: 50 things I love about my man

Happiness is…

...being reunited with the love of your life the day after your 2nd anniversary after he'd been gone at war for nine months.Oh my gosh, don't you just love it? Miraculous.Congratulations to my two wonderful friends who got to be together again today after a grueling nine-month separation. (In case you don't recognize her, this … Continue reading Happiness is…