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The Hills

posted on: Tuesday, May 10, 2016


Adam doesn’t love to be in front of the camera, so I snuck this of him the other night. That’s my husband, right there. He’s my best friend, my favorite person to travel and do life with, my confidant, and the one who keeps me grounded. Yesterday marked seven years of marriage and each day I grow to love him more and in whole new ways. Marriage is not easy, it takes work, but there’s no one I’d rather do the work with than him. I chose him for life and it’s the best decision I’ve ever made.

To my sweet Adam, I just love you so much. Thank you for choosing me right back.


One Hot Friday night

posted on: Friday, April 3, 2015


I just had to take a moment to blog about our hot Friday night. Super hot. Mondo hot. (Do people say “mondo” anymore?)

I digress.

So, Adam is currently watching Interstellar and I’m letting him because, well, he doesn’t need my permission and I just picked up two books at the library, so he can proceed with this epically long, drawn-out movie that he has been dying to see. So, he’s watching.

I just proceed to poke my head up and out of my book long enough to ask such thought-provoking questions as, “Are they on another planet now?” To which my love replies, “Yes.”

Ten minutes later, “Did someone die?” To which my still-loving, but now a bit impatient husband replies, “Yes.”

“So, that’s his son? His son is Ben Affleck’s brother? How is he so old already?” To which he presses pause, explains the crazy reason his kids are suddenly twenty years older in the course of twenty minutes without Matthew McConaughey(hey) aging one bit. “Because, science”, he explains.


This could really go on for hours. Well, about two more by my calculations.

Last night, she said.

posted on: Friday, January 9, 2015


Last night, as we were going to bed, I leaned over to give my Adam a kiss goodnight. Right after I did I made sure to tell him then that I had stuff on my lips. Good-for-them stuff. The warning should have preceded the kiss, but where’s the fun in that?  It’s gender-neutral lip stuff, albeit a little on the shiny side for the dudes, but good stuff nonetheless. We were going to bed, I didn’t think he’d mind. (No, I knew he probably would mind, but I wanted a kiss. Priorities.)

It barely touched my age in degrees yesterday (I am 27) and my lips were feeling the effects. This stuff by Malin + Goetz is incredible. I got it as a sample on one of our overseas flights and it’s a miracle worker. I was performing a public service, you know. My good deed of the day, sharing this manna from heaven. It’s cold! And dry! Chapped lips were inevitable, really.

After I told him, actually, in the middle of telling him, he responded in horror, “What is this?!” I reminded him of all the gender-neutral facts and how I’m practically Mother Theresa for sharing, but that didn’t calm his fears.

Me: What? It’s good for your lips!

Him: I’m a man! I don’t put stuff on my lips!

Me: But it doesn’t smell girly, it’s not colored, and it’s from the airplane swag bag.

Him: (He, clearly bothered, wipes it off.)

Me: Fine! But if your lips get chapped, I ain’t kissing you!

I only use “ain’t” when I’m really serious, of course.

And now you know.

see you soon

posted on: Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Adam is in Vegas for a week so I’ve had plenty of time to myself, which is a great thing. When he’s away, I have the ability to prove to myself how independent I truly am. I have always known that I’m pretty independent, but I don’t always have the chance to exercise my independence? If that makes any sense. I guess I default to letting Adam handle a lot of things and him being away has allowed me to rely on myself a little more.

Adam’s having such a great time and I am so happy he is, he deserves it more than anyone. I must admit though that selfishly, I am ready for him to be home. I like my alone time and I’m good at being by myself, but after a few days I am more than ready to not feel so alone.

My mom, sister and nephew came to visit me this weekend and that helped, but when they left I had a moment of sheer sadness and really felt that loneliness. Usually when my family leaves, Adam is there to cheer me up and make me feel better. This time I had the dogs and, well, they just aren’t as good at getting the job done.

Oh gosh, I read over those last few paragraphs and I know. I KNOW. It’s ridiculous. So many people go without their significant others for far longer and in far scarier circumstances and I am just being silly. Even still, I am quite ready for my Adam to be home and to recreate that moment above from when he returned from a trip last year. Thankfully, that moment will be here sooner than later.

See you soon, my love.