choose happiness

December 4, 2014

A few nights ago we received another rejection letter for residency. The chicken I had pulled from the freezer hours earlier remained half frozen on the counter. “Let’s celebrate!” I summoned all the enthusiasm I could muster. Who says you have to wait for good news? There are things to celebrate all the time. Luckily […]

the unexpected

December 3, 2014

For fun here is a quick collaboration of thoughts I never expected from this first year of marriage. My favorite part of the day happens at the end, when we are brushing our teeth and talking around a mouthful of toothpaste. I still have a thing for pirates. We watch so much youtube that he […]

are you who you want to be?

December 2, 2014

It’s a cold early morning. If I had any sense I would be sleeping, but mornings like these are too tempting to miss out on the opportunity. A goodbye kiss to my favorite and I pour myself a cup of coffee and sit and stare at a blank screen. This isn’t a cooking blog, it’s […]

a thanksgiving heart

November 28, 2014

It’s the day after Thanksgiving and I’m thinking about all the changes in the past year and all the things I have to be thankful for. Last Thanksgiving we were on our honeymoon, so this year I wasn’t sure what to expect. Thanksgiving has long been my favorite holiday. My family has all sorts of […]

the first year

November 21, 2014

The best marriage tip I ever received was from my brother Ben. He wrote me a letter and eloquently advised me from his first eleven months of marriage. It was a letter that only someone like my brother can pen. It made me laugh, roll my eyes and feel loved. Now it was a page […]