Recently, my husband and I were running some errands in downtown Honolulu. It was just the two of us, and we were enjoying a little time away from our rowdy boys. But we were both distracted: Dave was getting many calls from the hospital, and thinking about the work waiting for him there…I was going over my mental to-do list, and calculating where and when I needed to pick up our boys.Suddenly, just as we neared a corner where we waited to cross the street, the scene brought me back in
For those of you who are married: I want to encourage you today. (for those of you who are not married, I hope you'll tuck a few nuggets away, and perhaps share this post with a married friend. ;))As much as I love talking about parenting, I am equally enthusiastic about the topic of marriage. I suppose it's really the whole family unit thing; I happen to think family was one of God's greatest ideas.A strong family gives strength to every member. A strong family gives kids a secure
It all began in the car. The boys had just finished school, and we were headed to the beach...All six of us, or "the whole fam-damily" as my mom used to say.The crew of excited boys were clamoring in back, loud as ever, while I thumbed text messages into my iPhone. My husband drove quietly, lost in his many thoughts--likely thoughts of hospital patients, or our skate park project. He's a thinker. Not a big talker.In the middle of it all, one of our boys, the chattiest one, leaned
To my blog readers: Hey guys! So I'm doing something a little different here. I am sharing a letter that I really drafted to give to my husband. I didn't plan for it to go on the blog at first, but after I wrote it I wondered if it might resonate with the heart of other women as well. I made a few minor edits to share here, but this is mostly the original note. I do have an idea for those of you reading it though, so meet me at the bottom of the post to hear about that, ok? Thanks.
Recently, in a moment of minor marital stress, I stumbled upon something. These three words just came out of my mouth...and then I stopped in my tracks, forgot all about whatever I had been saying, and said "Oh my gosh. I just struck gold."Dave stared at me, mind racing to remember what I just said that I found to be so epic.Then I said, "I might be a genius."I repeated the three words. (Dave still unsure...) I told him that after all of these years (this Sunday is our 19th
So, I am often asked, "What do we do about our boys and dating?" And I'm like, "What!? They're all still three, what are you talking about?" (So, one of my three year-olds is taller than me, what's your point?)But really. I guess I'm pretty lucky/blessed/super relieved to say that so far we haven't had to do much of anything. My oldest is fifteen, and so far it's been pretty smooth sailing. It may not always be that way, but so far the girl-thing just hasn't been much of a
Welcome to our first couple-video! Dave and I were inspired by Valentine's Day (ok, I was,) and we thought it would be fun to do a marriage-themed Vlog. Dave was a great sport to play along...We keep things pretty light in this one, mostly because I really wanted this to be a chance for you to get to know Dave a little, and to see the two of us together. If you like it, let us know and maybe we'll do more!Have I mentioned that doing videos is a little nerve-wracking?So I'll go