• Misc
  • Essentialism – Exercise

    What I say NO to: Guilt about not getting to the gym enough. It’s not that I won’t cancel a gym membership if it isn’t working for me, but I know that a lot of stuff is cyclical and if I miss a workout, it’s not the end of the world. What I say YES […]

  • Misc
  • Essentialism – Dating in Marriage

    Mawwaige. Specifically dating as a married couple. It ain’t easy. What we say yes and no to. What we say NO to: Routine date nights (every Friday, every anniversary, etc.). It sounds great in theory, but it absolutely does NOT work with our schedule. Going crazy (spending wise) on dates. We try a new and […]

  • Misc
  • Essentialism – Friendship

    We had a blast at Disney, but I’m not done getting through all (any) of the photos, so that post will have to wait, but in the meantime …. This is one of those topics that I don’t really want to talk about, which usually means I should. I am blessed to have some great […]

  • Making
  • Disney Shirts

    We’re headed back to WDW pretty soon, this time with Matt’s whole side of the family. I am not a big fan of the matchy-matchy family shirts, but I do like to do a little something special for a Mickey trip. So I came up with the idea of making a “custom” Mickey head for […]

  • Life
  • Essentialism – Kids’ Education + Extra Curriculars

    The podcast actually tackled school and extracurricular activities in two separate posts but both due to attention span issues and number of things to talk about/crossover, I’m talking about them together. What we say NO to We say no to a whole lot of extra work … both during and outside of the school year. […]

  • Life
  • Essentialism – TV

    Essentialism is a concept I’ve thought about for a long time – if not in that exact terminology then at an abstract level. It’s the concept that you have to pick what’s important to you (truly important) and say yes to that, but, perhaps more importantly, say no to other things so that you can say […]

  • Travel
  • UK all the Way

    One of the highlights of this year was our big UK trip. We left the day before school let out (they missed a whopping 4 hours of messing about and total teacher apathy) and flew direct to London. Once we got to London, we almost immediately hopped a train to Bath and spent a couple […]

  • Benjamin
  • Here Comes the Sun

    It’s a little hard to believe it’s been over a year since I posted. I’ve thought about doing so a few times, but not as many as I thought I would. I miss it, more because I can’t go back and see what was going on than because I miss doing it. If that makes […]

  • Life
  • Struggling.

    I’ve been a bit of a hot mess lately. The summer was kind of hard. Loss. Uncertainty. Change. These are a few of my least favorite things. My situation isn’t dire. I’m not in bed all day every day. I’m not in need of Prozac or Lithium. I’m just a bit more bummed/on edge than […]