Halloween Three Amigos Style.          Subtitle:  Is It Raining Gringos?

By Celeste Ever since we became sort of Pin-amous (Pinterest famous) from our Halloween costumes last year . . . . . . we were feeling some serious Pin-ressure (Pinterest pressure) for this year’s costume.  In fact, when I visited Texas last February that’s the first thing most people talked to me about was our Halloween costumes.  PRESSSSURE. A couple of times the past year we asked the girls what they wanted to be for Halloween and every time our oldest would say “Jessie!” (Jessie the cowgirl from Toy Story).  Which is exactly what she went as last year .… Read More

Dear Daughter, True Love is Hard.  But Falling in Love is Easy.

Dear Daughter, Falling in Love is Easy, but true love is hard.

By Eve Tuft I had Eve in mind to write this post for a long time now.  She mentions this in her post, but once upon a time when Eve still lived in Iowa (boo- come back!), she and I worked with the youth together.  She gave a lesson one time to the teenage girls and asked “Do you think it’s easy to fall in love?” And thinking the answer was going to be, “No! Marriage is HARD!”  They all chimed, “No”  And Eve was all “Heck yes it’s easy to fall in love!!  It’s hard to STAY in love.”… Read More

The 3 Worst Things You Can Do When You’re Wrong

What to do when you're wrong

By Rich Hey. Look. I’m going to try and break this to you gently. You and I both know that generally, you’re a good spouse. You usually pay attention to your partner’s needs. You are pretty good about keeping calm and even when your spouse does something that you wouldn’t do a lot of the time you remember that, hey, it’s not that big a deal. But more important than that, you do a good job (again, usually this is true!) of making your spouse feel loved and important, letting them know that you value their opinion and you consider… Read More

This is What True Love Looks Like

By Celeste This was yesterday at the apple orchard. We had walked so far and were just sure there was a bridge here…. There wasn’t. So instead of walking all that way back, Rich courageously braved the freezing water carrying our family across. Marry well my friends- you never know when you’ll need to be carted across an icy river of death. 6 Comments Share