We celebrated our vow renewal this past June and recently got our photos. I shared them on social media because they are lovely and I like them, why not? Since we didn’t make a big deal out of our renewal, I invariably started getting the question “so why did you have a vow renewal?” Or “y’all… Continue reading Our vow renewal (and why you should do one, seriously)
I feel like there’s a lot of pressure in this world to be “perfect.” Sometimes I think feel it a tad more acutely since I’m a PhD candidate, and there seems to be this silent expectation that all PhD candidates should be close to perfect at all times, like perfect little aca-angels. However, if I’m… Continue reading Striving for Perfection?
On our last night of vacation, my daughter snuggled up to me, her body so warm and heavy with sleep. “I love you mama,” she whispered. We had opted for a king sized bed in our suite instead of doing smaller 2 full sized, and I realized in that moment this was probably the last… Continue reading Little things
To celebrate our fun little vow renewal, I wanted to add some personalized touches that would show off our unique style and have some fun. So, I made some pennant flags on sticks for some photos. They are pretty easy to make, so here’s how you can do it too. Inspiration idea: I didn’t really… Continue reading Arts and Crafts Day: Pennant Flags
I promised to share the vignette I wrote during the Middle Tennessee Writing Project ISI describing our formal decision to celebrate a vow renewal. This is that piece. We Still Do. “What do you think about a vow renewal?” I asked, mid-process of sloppily scooping salsa onto a chip. It was chip number #7 of… Continue reading We Still Do
I think that it was something I said during our wedding planning process, or maybe it was right after we had gotten married when we were all alive with the blissful feeling of being newlyweds. I’d said:”I think we should come back here every five years and celebrate with a vow renewal.” It was really romantic… Continue reading Vow renewal:You should do this
It’s my five year anniversary. This morning, I almost left the house without my wedding ring on. As I pulled out of the driveway, I looked down and noticed my bare finger and felt this wave of panic wash over me. What if I had left the house on my fifth anniversary with no ring… Continue reading True Love Wins: Happy Anniversary!