I saw a quote online today that basically said that as a parent you are expected to guide someone else while still trying to figure out what you want to do when you grow up.Continue reading S is for Searching
When we go to a hotel, it’s always fun to play with the mirrors. This photo was a reflective one that I sent to Snake as a good morning.Continue reading D is for Double
I really love these life out-takes. I learn, every single time, something more about how you’re thinking, and that whole “anticipatory service thing” we’ve read and talked about. I mean, it’s impossible, really, to know what you want and like until I’ve seen it. Tasted it. Done it.
But that’s also half the fun. Just when I think I’ve gone just far enough, that I don’t want to presume or whatever other excuse is on my mind, you up the ante or change the rules or just flat out stop something that has been a thing before, but now, simply won’t do.Continue reading Sunrise, Sunset Bootcamp (2)
Books have been my best friend for as long as I can remember. My mom, who did love to read, could never understand why I’d spend summers reading rather than being outside with the other kids.Continue reading B is for Books
“What should I wish for?” He turned to see her holding a dandelion between her fingers.Continue reading W is for Wish
I try hard to not interrupt Snake while he’s working–until I feel like it’s time for him to take a break. And then I can be so distracting….Continue reading D is for Distraction
Honor may seem like a strange word when it comes to the world of TTWD, but it truly is a core underpinning. I was considering how this might weave into all of this that we all write, read and live about, and it occurs to me that honor is really the base of being able to do these things and make them what you need.Continue reading Honor is a Strange and Important Thing
Mirrors and candles are some of our favorite props. This one added a vase for a little extra reflection.Continue reading R is for Reflect
“Jess!” I heard my name called down the hall. He sounded frantic and I ran into the bedroom.Continue reading S is for Sewing
“What?!?” I ask… not really sure I even heard you right. Just out of the blue, sitting around binging that latest show, you turned and looked at me.
“I said, truth, or dare?” You hold my gaze, waiting.
I’m not sure I really want to play this game… In fact, I’m pretty sure I don’t want to. Let’s be real. My history with games, and getting any kind of a win, is pretty slim.
“I don’t suppose I can pass?” I ask hopefully.
You giggle. “Nope.”Continue reading Truth… or dare?
“Would you like the check?” he asked as he picked up the empty glass left by her companion. She could tell he was thinking she had been dumped and left with the bill.Continue reading O is for Onward
Just a drop of light, a hint of shadow and a loose strap.Continue reading Little of This, Little of That
It’s Saturday and my wish for you?Continue reading W is for Wish
There’s just something about going on a road trip. The music is playing, there are snacks and drinks in the car and you have nothing but time.Continue reading F is for Feet on the Dash
You stepped back toward me, “Could you please zip me up?”
“Yes, yes, I can. It would be my honor!” You look at me in the mirror with this quizzical look on your face, then start the smallest of grins.
“Oh, I like that.” You smile at me.Continue reading My Honor!
“Do you trust me?” I looked at him as I asked the question, waiting for the response.
“Of course,” he replied. “Wait, what are we talking about? I’m not going on that roller coaster again. Ever.”Continue reading B is for Bridge
The woman had been sitting on a bench in front of the painting for over half an hour. She would cock her head one way and the other from time to time, but mainly just sat perfectly still.Continue reading C is for Chance
There’s nothing quite as wonderful as the feeling of sun on your bare skin. Mmm…Continue reading W is for Warmth
Sometimes subtle.Continue reading Monochrome Cage Textures
He stopped and turned around. She had been right behind him just a minute ago. All he’d done is turn to watch a group of kids playing soccer in the distance. Where had she gone?Continue reading D is for Duck Pond
Sometimes, it’s great to re-inject some new energy, some new rules, and some new unknowns into a relationship. Sometimes, it’s time for a sort of “BootCamp” – where you need to be more strict on key items, more active in some.
As we climb into bed for the night, you roll over and I hear you whispering. I can’t make it out, not quite, so I ask you what you said. You repeat it, still whispering.Continue reading Sunrise, Sunset Bootcamp (1)
Continue reading A is for Adventure
“You must go on adventures to find out where you belong.”Sue Fitzmaurice
Sometimes it’s fun to hide a little surprise under your clothes–makes for a much more fun date night.Continue reading L is for Lingerie
He slid in behind her as she stood at the stove, making that sauce that was to die for. Wrapping his arms around her waist and pulling her close to him, slightly back from the stove, he smelled her hair first, then her neck.
“Mmmmmm, smells so gooooooood!”Continue reading Spices are the stuff of life
Just pumping up the colors in this picture made the sun and my hair fiery… This was a wonderful trip!Continue reading F is for Fiery Sun