Jaye’s Prayer

Out of the blue, in the car last week, Jaye started talking about her baby sister. She was saying how she would hold her and play with her. I honestly told her that I wanted another baby, too. She asked, "Is there a baby in your tummy?" I told her there wasn't a baby in my tummy right now. We talked about how happy I was when God gave me Jaye as my baby and how we could pray that God would give us a baby sister. And at nap time, she prayed, "God, we want a baby sister." Which brought me to … [Read more...]

Making Friends and Gevalia Coffee

It's been a year since we moved to Texas (almost). That's kind of hard to believe. We've done a lot in that year, and one of the things we've really been focusing on is making new friends. It can be especially hard to make friends in a totally new city and as a grown-up. Since most of the people you meet are already set in their friend group, and have plans for their weekend nights, I feel like it falls to the newbies to really be the ones to reach out and initiate friendships. Which is … [Read more...]

#10: Completed, Finding a Gay Friendly Church in Dallas

Number 10 on my Thirty by 30 list was to find a church community in Dallas. I'm happy to say we've completed that! We have joined the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration. We're very happy there and starting to get involved. Jaye is being baptized on Sunday. I've been attending the Moms Group on Wednesday mornings. We went to a Halloween party last weekend hosted by some church friends. And Jaye and I just got home this morning from a play date with some other church moms. To start our … [Read more...]

A Very Real Real Life Note

This is me. Today. Right now. As I'm writing this post. I'm staying at my parents house this week because Phil is out of town on a business trip. I just took a shower, and my hair's still wet. Jaye is taking a nap right now. Oh, and lip is busted. Impressively busted. Jaye did it. Which brings me to the jumping off point of what I was going to say. Jaye is not a morning person. Some days she's just so so cranky in the morning. Yesterday morning was one of those days. We were lounging around … [Read more...]

March Goals (Phil)

Hmmm.... back from Mexico and feeling refreshed (and starting a new position at Target!). What are my goals for the month? 15 runs between now and the month's end (5 per week) completely transition out of my current role and into my new one by March 12 (end of this week) … [Read more...]