Author Archives: The Confessioness

Love in the Middle of the Night

I have to fight with my eyes to wake. They’re reluctant to open, sealed shut with sleep and tethered to dreams of splendor. I will them open anyway and stumble towards the coughing in the other room. My legs have needles in them and I look like I’ve just spent too much time on a boat, swaying […]

Things Fall Together

Its starts with the incessant ringing of a telephone. Its Superbowl Sunday and the Seahawks are playing the Broncos. A Mediterranean feast envelops the dining room table. Friends are piled on the couch and I can hear the distant sound of cheering coming from the living room. We try to avoid the alarming ring that seems to rip us from […]

Thai Shrimp Tacos & Homemade Margaritas

  It never fails that I plan to do major yard work when it’s wicked hot. This weekend was no exception. I spent the vast majority of Sunday in the sweltering heat, digging, planting – sweating! Have you ever tried removing Morning Glory? I’d rather have a root canal. But I digress… Aside from an infestation of Morning […]

Sunday Pancakes

It’s  7:00 am and the sun is shining. I’ve been in the kitchen for the last half hour putting my apron to good use. The smell of freshly brewed coffee, sizzling bacon and homemade pancakes fills the air. It must be Sunday morning. I didn’t have many traditions growing up except maybe for Sunday brunch. Back then […]

Adventures in Montana

Over the hills and far away, nestled just outside the Beartooth Mountains of Montana, lies a little place called Nye. A sign off the highway leading into town welcomes visitors: “You Are Now Entering and Leaving Nye”. Nye is most notably known for well, nothing. And that’s the way I like it – but I didn’t always like it. When my […]

What I’m Not Teaching My Son

It all came to a head last Wednesday while on my way home from work. It had been a long and emotionally draining week and my son, Weston, was in the backseat throwing a tantrum because I looked at him. When I double checked the rear view mirror to see if he was still upset and I couldn’t […]

It’s Selfish to Have Only One Child

That’s the feeling I get after seeing the look on people’s faces when I tell them we are still thinking about whether or not we want to have more children. I admit, I may be fully imagining this skeptical reaction and completely inventing the judgment in their eyes but somehow it feels so real. Then again, maybe I’m […]

Are we There Yet? Surviving Planes, Parasites & Pack ‘N Plays

Just got back from a very long overdue vacation to the Dominican Republic. 10 people, 8 days, 4 plane rides, 2 parasites, 1 villa and a partridge in a palm tree. Long story short – we survived. All in all, it was a great vacation. Amazing people, amazing place, amazing food – everything was, you […]

Cancer, The “Beingness” of Parenting and Everything in Between

Before I jump into this post, I wanted to take a second and explain the reason for my absence over the last few months. It’s been quite a while since I’ve been able to sit down and write and no doubt about it, I’m feeling a little rusty and insecure. I’ve edited this post about […]

Because Faith is Beyond My Reach

Life is incredible. It really is. If your my friend it’s not uncommon to hear me say, “I love my life!” It’s kind of my phrase. I tend to blurt it out in some insignificant moment when nothing particularly amazing is happening, other than allowing myself to fully absorb said moment. It’s something I’ve come […]