Category Archives: my Elijah

Baby’s Got Sauce

Elijah has more refined taste in music than I. He enjoys listening to actual musicians, while I’ll take almost anything a big label throws at me. Because of this, we don’t always agree on what we should listen to together. However, almost thirteen years ago, we found some common ground when Elijah introduced me to…

My Love

Photo taken by Jansson Photography This week’s Monday Listicles theme is love. Appropriate, apt, fun, and easy. I decided to use this as an opportunity to make a list of all the reasons why, after twelve years of marriage, I am still ridiculously in love with Elijah. 1. He still makes me laugh. A lot….

Photo Op

Elijah’s birthday was this past Sunday. Instead of a family celebration I dropped the kids with friends so we could spend the day together, without all the screaming and stress, in and around Austin taking pictures. Other than some early morning grumbles (mine, not his) we had a lovely day. We spent the gloomy morning…

The Best Kind of Dozen

Elijah and I celebrated 12 years of happily ever after, December 30, 2011. We don’t usually make a big deal of our anniversary. We rarely go out to celebrate, opting instead to grill out, open a bottle of wine and snuggle in front of a movie after putting the kids to bed. Often we don’t…

Best. Posts. Ever.

I am thrilled to link up some of my favorite posts from this past year for Mama Kat’s! I’m not going to do twelve though. Partly because I don’t have twelve favorite posts, and partly because the ones I’m linking to, I really want people to read. With so many amazing bloggers linking up, I…

Because You’re Mine, I Walk The Line

Many of you know about my failed attempts to quit smoking this year. For those of you who don’t…I’ve failed to quit smoking this year! Sad, but true. Especially since I was completely smoke free up until this past August. Oh well, we all have our vices. Some are just way more enjoyable and devastating…

Touching Base

I’ve dubbed the next four weeks my “Month of Pain.” With Asher’s, birthday and my inevitable overspending at Christmas looming ahead, I’ve decided to buckle down and take any (and mostly all) shifts offered to me – within reason, I’m not a machine. I think I have about four shifts scheduled per week, which may…

If It’s Love

I am so happy about this week’s prompts! I’ve been wanting to put this song ‘out there’ as OUR SONG, but was unsure how to do it. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you see it) I’m not “telling” so much as “showing” this week. Enjoy! [vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/30117550 w=400&h=300]If It’s Love from Miss Marina Star…

Here Comes The Rain Again

Some of you may have heard that Texas is in a drought. The Austin area, where I live, is well on it’s way to scoring the newest drought on record since the 1960’s. Many of the surrounding areas have already instituted water restrictions and we are all doing what we can to conserve. This means,…

I and Love and You

Love notes come in all sorts of shapes and sizes some come attached to gifts of flowers, candy, CARS!, trips, tickets, or homemade gift certificates. Some are extravagant and expensive while others are seemingly simple and plain. I get a love note from Elijah at least every week. It comes in the form of two…