Three Years and Counting

I still have to pinch myself when I realize I've been married for three years.  Not only has it been much more enjoyable than I ever anticipated, but the time has absolutely flown by! It's interesting to observe what type of 'married people' we're turning out to be.  Being my first go-round (it's my husband's second), I was pretty gung-ho in the beginning about [...]

Christmas 2012: Green Chile and Luminarias

Christmas Eve Day dawned cold and crisp, and although our thin Phoenix blood had not yet adjusted to the 18-degree weather, we were enjoying the Christmas-y feeling so sadly denied us in the 'Valley of the Sun'. Before heading out of Albuquerque, we made a stop at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center - a must if you have any interest in [...]

Christmas 2012: Dreamcatchers and Black Ice

Our yearly New Mexico Christmas road trip started out the way it usually does...among a flurry of texts, emails and phone calls from friends asking if we had heard about the Winter Storm Warning.  This year, along with the usual reports of a storm blowing through, came urgent warnings that portions of the I-40 to Albuquerque were closed.  Of course, as always, right along our planned route. My [...]

Two Years of Wedded Bliss

Two years...I can't believe it!  My conviction that I wasn't the marrying type aside, I have to admit that even after three blissful (pre-marriage) years with my betrothed the thought of marriage was absolutely terrifying to me.  Ruminating on the concept of my every day and every hour being lived out in the same space as another human being brought [...]