Fully Baked Unnecessary Rage

Full disclosure--these were fully baked by my Dad, not me... Things rarely go as you’d expect them to. Especially not when you tell others to get better about managing their expectations, handling their disappointments, and setting goals. I closed my computer and walked downstairs on Tuesday preparing to upload my post. I had spent much…

You Bet Your Booty I’m Relentless

My Dad, who might I add, loves me very, very much ascribed an adjective to my normal state of being from the time I was about two years old. Relentless. And wasn't that the truth. I think at the time he didn't necessarily think it was to my benefit, mostly I think I drove him…

Lessons from My Daddy

To the Daddy that asked me when I first started dating Domi, "Honey, does he treat you right?" And my answer was, "Sometimes he even looks at me the way you do." I love you. I was a blessed little girl with two adoring and doting fathers and today is one of those fathers’ birthdays.…

What Do You Do???

https://youtu.be/CUFyVTkThG0 That picture/thumbnail is of Domi and I doing something that definitely doesn't involve how we make a living, but something that is equally if not more important to us-traveling and being together. We are made up of so much more, so why is society so focused on how we earn a living instead of…

I Always Feel Bad For Tuesdays

I always feel bad for Tuesdays. Even as a kid I never liked Tuesdays. For some reason Tuesdays always made me a little bit angry because they weren’t the halfway point in the week, they weren’t the beginning of the week. They’re kind of like the February of weekdays. But I think it’s unfair that…

Guilt and Gratitude Spiced with Jet Lag

Okay, I am finally home. After three weeks of amazing travels and reuniting with family and friends on the European continent we have returned to our home base. It feels so good to be home, but leaving anywhere is rarely fun. Saying goodbye to people you love is definitely not fun and I am a…

A Little Vomit and Some Holiday Cheer

First of all, I have to make a slight amendment to my last post. I had said that I was doing away with being obsessed with traditions, but after a really special conversation with my lovely mother-in-law, I am seeing things a bit differently. She pointed out to me that it’s not about doing away…

Baby Tevye Celebrating Christmas

I am a stickler when it comes to traditions. I always want everything to be just how it was when I was a kid. Always. No changing. Got it? I’m like a mini Tevye from Fiddler on the Roof, “Tradition, tradition, tradition!”  I have always easily welcomed new people into our family’s traditions, but I…

I have avoidance issues with religion…

Talking about religion feels a little bit like Cami looks in this photo. I haven't broached subjects like religion here before because it is a touchy subject to say the very, very least. However, I think it's important that we're able to speak openly about complex themes and so, with the very real understanding that…

Happy Anniversary Dad and Daddy

I try not to get political here. I try to keep my very strong political beliefs to myself in this space in an effort to not reject anyone’s opinions, but to me, this story isn’t about political ideology, this story is about my family and my belief that no matter what anyone may think, we…