I turned 37 recently, and for weeks in my head I had been writing about how I am completely happy and content reaching my mid-to-late 30s. But before I could get anything down on paper, our dishwasher broke, and I found myself spending inordinate amounts of time hand-washing dishes and cursing our need to eat food […]

we survived the ACL Festival

Over the years, we’ve watched the Austin City Limits Festival grow from practically nothing to one of the biggest music festivals in the world, which still blows my mind. Christian and I attended ACL years and years ago, before it got so huge. In 2003 we celebrated our first wedding anniversary on the same weekend ACL […]

anxiety mom rears ugly head, drinks all the coffee

I have never considered myself an anxious person. When Rachel and Claire were in the NICU, I somehow knew that they would come out okay. When Christian and I left the girls with my sister and parents while we partied in Thackerville, OK, I didn’t feel the need to check in every hour. Actually I’m not […]