Anniversary Getaway: Wallowa Lake

So I guess we’ll have to call it our “pre-anniversary” getaway as when we arrived in Joseph to our gorgeous rental home on the lake, we were extremely let down by the one thing we were promised by the rental company we’d have – a firm bed to sleep on. Instead of this, the rental had old, soft, lumpy beds…

On our 3rd

“These are the hands of your best friend, young and strong and full of love for you, that are holding yours on your wedding day, as you promise to love each other today, tomorrow, and forever. These are the hands that will work alongside yours, as together you build your future. These are the hands that will passionately love you…

To My Best Friend…

You’re all that I can trust Facing the darkest days Everyone ran away But we’re gonna stay here, we’re gonna stay here This world has turned to dust All we’ve got left is love Might as well start with us Singing a new song, something to build on When it all falls, when it all falls down I’ll be your…

For My Funny Valentine…

My funny valentine Sweet comic valentine You make me smile with my heart When my love and I got hitched on that lovely day in May 2014, my gift to him was to surprise him at our wedding dinner with a song from my longtime friend Shirley Nanette, who’s been like an auntie to me since we met way back…

To My Sweetheart…

And I gotta get a move on before the sun I hear my baby calling my name and I know that she’s the only one You planted me a dogwood tree when we got married in honor of this sweet little song that we both were digging on, back in the day when we first fell in love from across…

To My One and Only…

I’ll be the weeping willow drowning in my tears And you can go swimming when you’re here And I’ll be the rainbow after the tears are gone Wrap you in my colors and keep you warm That’s how strong my love is, darling When we told my friend Claudia that we were getting married, she practically yelped “can I please…

Week in Pictures

More flowers coming into bloom in our front garden, from our irises to our first rose to more alliums and the clematis climbing up the trellis on the fence. Always a good thing to see things coming up even with a shitty winter and a spring that seems to be dragging on endlessly with more rain than sun (so much…

The Most Important? The Hardest? Umm, notsomuch.

“And unlike most professions, mom enjoys a very high popularity rating. The world is your public relations team. Nary a television commercial or Oprah segment passes without someone giving props to Mom.It’s like being an astronaut or animal rescuer: You’re automatically beloved. Even if you’re bad at being a mom, the halo effect still sheds its heavenly light on thee.”…


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