living an unconventional life, one cocktail at a time

Fifteen years feels more like five

I cannot even believe that we got married FIFTEEN years ago. It’s been fifteen years since we had a fun rehearsal dinner at the Lodge…fifteen years since I had to walk outside, then back inside to use the bathroom in our house…fifteen years since our amazing party at Liberty Hall that grandma talked about for years…fifteen years since I ran over my entire bag of nail polish because someone...

Valentines and Stroller Rides.

Baby celebrated his first Valentine’s Day this week! And now we can buy those cheesy gifts like coffee mugs that say “World’s Greatest Dad.” Which is exactly what dad got. It has pictures of dad and baby on it and he said he loved it. Mommy got two bags of chocolates and a gift certificate for a massage— two things she desperately needed. We had fun on Valentine’s morning posing for...

Fun with Tweetups.

The Lawrence social media community had another great tweetup tonight! If you’ve never heard of or been to a tweetup, it’s basically a social gathering of Twitter users— a way for people who talk to each other online to get together offline and socialize in person. The first tweetup I went to was in the summer of 2009, after I’d been using Twitter for a few months. I kept telling my friend...

Thoughts on Halloween Costume Shopping.

We love Halloween at my house. And not just the holiday itself— what we really love is any excuse to dress in costumes. We can turn any holiday or event into one that’s more fun with a costume. Since we get so excited about costumes, you might think that we’d be excited about not one, but TWO Halloween “superstores” in downtown Lawrence, but we’re not. At all. First of all, I’m...

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