Category Archives: Love

Perfect Moment Monday: Fit

Roger and I celebrated our wedding anniversary this week.

We’ve covered a lot of ground in the 15 years since this photo was taken. On that pristine day, when our history together was clear as my dress, who could have known the the joys and heartaches, the moves and the stability, the births and deaths, the trials and triumphs — all the richness that awaited us as our story unfolds?

As if that isn’t perfect enough…


(Well, it buttons, anyway.)


Perfect Moment Monday is about noticing a perfect moment rather than creating one. Perfect moments can be momentous or ordinary or somewhere in between.

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Show & Tell: Wedding invitation

This past week, Roger and I marked the 15th anniversary of our engagement (click all images to magnify).

As longtime readers may guess, we are not the traditional type that would have a traditional wedding. Or traditional wedding invitations.

And before we had children, we were big film aficionados.

These were the RSVP cards.

And, as if out of a time capsule, our closing arguments in why invitees should attend our wedding.

See what my classmates are showing and telling over at Mel’s Show & Tell.

Show & Tell: Dynamic Duo

Here’s Roger and me one our way to a wine tasting this week, courtesy the alumni council of his graduate school.

This occasion is remarkable for two reasons. First, I wore lipstick. I always need Tessa’s help with this because I don’t actually own any lipstick. I’ve never bought lipstick. But somehow, my 8 year old daughter has a stash, and she came up with a not-unflattering color for me.

Secondly, this week marks the 15th anniversary of the day Roger and I first met, although I’d had my eye on him for a few months before that. I suppose that makes me a stalker. And seeing as how I have 3 years on him, I am also a cougar. Yeah, I’m a cougar/stalker. Can you blame me??

See what non-cougar/stalkers are showing and telling at Mel’s Show & Tell.