Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Real Us

To each their own, when describing relationships. Jason and I met, fell so hard into one another that the worlds that were once separate had collided at full speed. Our old lives disappeared and we created a whole new one - together. Most people seem to look at us and think there is something wrong because we continually spend all our time together, and honestly (seriously) we never get sick of each other. We have the occasional argument, but never about anything of real value - consisting of exhaustion and wanting to do and see more things that we simply do not have time for. Having a baby changed things. Our once just-the-two-of-us time had split into a tiny portion we carve out each night. The real us is madly, deeply, insanely in love. It's a kind of love I try to not share with others because it seems unnatural to love someone so much. I have never seen a happy couple in real life. My parents are still married, and they enjoy spending time together as a family and traveling, but all of the in-between moments seem full of stress and discomfort. The love Jason and I share seems like something to hide because it's foreign to me. It's almost as if when people speak of their relationships they get a sense of joy to share the normalcy of their collective dissatisfaction with relationships in general. The idea of our love sparked as I was putting on makeup moments ago. Jason should be home in a half hour, and I get so excited around this time every day because it's the beginning of our nightly family routine: dinner, long walk, put Phoenix to bed, and then an hour of time we get to spend just us. Yes, we miss sleep for this hour - but it's so, so worth it.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Tuesday, June 20, 2017


Acrylic on canvas

I sold this painting of mine today! I am really proud of it, and it has been one of my favorites for quite some time. It feels so incredibly good to be supported as a local artist in my community. Thank you Sherri!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017


"Runaway" -City and Colour

I love when there is that one song that you can't play loud enough. It makes you feel alive, understood, and complete. Thank you, Dallas Green of City and Colour. You helped make today great.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

My Little One

My Little One

My little one
You gaze at the words you have yet to learn

My sweet one
Your tiny fingers grasp mine as we trickle down the trail

My only one
For now you complete us

You were the one that changed everything

–for the better.

There are days when it is hard being a parent, because there is no right way to do things. I will try, try, try. I will try to be the best mother I can. I will try to hold onto my own ideas, wants, and needs. I will continue to put my first love first – my sweet, sweet husband. My man, my rock, a legend.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Tyrannosaurus Rex

Toys are not just for kids. ;)

This tyrannosaurus rex action figure is not Phoenix-friendly yet, but it will be sooner rather than later. In the meantime this little dinosaur will be a nice addition to our balcony cacti garden.