April 18, 2019

I reached for the lever to drain the water out of the bathtub and heard my husband chuckling through the bathroom door.  I was curious what he was laughing at but not surprised as this is part of our daily routine.  Every night while I go through my hour bedtime ritual...

October 7, 2018

We boarded the ferry with excitement and anticipation as we headed back to our Honeymoon location – Mackinac Island, Michigan.  Twenty years of marriage and four children had passed since we last visited the island together as a young couple.  Mackinac Island, located...

June 28, 2018

Driving across the Great Plains towards Scottsbluff in western Nebraska, my wife and I couldn’t help but stare at the awe-inspiring sight of two massive rock pillars reaching to the sky.   We eventually saw a sign pointing toward that direction and learned they were fa...

December 6, 2017

Allow me to start off with a disclaimer:  I mean no disrespect toward my husband in what I’m about to say.  After all, it would be counterproductive to post thoughts on a marriage blog dissin’ your spouse so I assure you, I am speaking the truth in love when I say my h...

September 15, 2017

She’s just a little bit of a thing standing barely over five feet tall.  Her thick, dark curly hair might add a couple inches but her smile is just as wide as she is tall.  Her name is Nurie and she works at the hair salon my friend owns so I see her about every six we...

July 29, 2017

My wife fretted and worried about making the call for days, maybe even weeks.  Breaking family tradition was not going to be easy and she did not want to hurt or upset her mother.  We would usually spend Christmas Eve at my mom’s house with family and then travel to Kr...