Why I can’t drive or vote in Mississippi (yet)

One of the first responsible things everyone should do when they move to a new state is to get a new drivers license and register to vote. In Mississippi you have 30 days. No problem… right?

A Change of Plans

I’m lying here in a hotel room in Hays, Kansas, after yet another sleep-deprived night spent trying to keep Loki quiet. After three days on the road, we have discovered a few things about ourselves. The biggest realization is an overwhelming sense of relief that we made a last minute change of plans and did…

That Damn Cat

We’d been planning our Great Adventure to Mexico for two years now, but as the departure date quickly approached, we realized that there were a lot of holes in those plans, or assumptions made not based on fact, or decisions made based completely on a belief that everything would be okay. I’d been feeling less…

Hurry Up and… Wait?

Summer is coming to a close and while it seems that everything around us is moving at a dizzyingly speed, we’re experiencing a calm. We’ve packed pretty much everything we can at this point and now we’re just waiting as most of our next steps require a solid move-out date.


“So what makes a place home?” I asked my Darling. “What turns a place from an empty house or apartment into a home?”

Belated Honeymoon Part 5: Mexican Riviera Cruise (Puerto Vallerta)

After the heat and humidity of Cabo and Matzatlan, we were a little tired and actually wishing that we hadn’t signed up for the last excursion. We weren’t even sure what the excursion was about  – the description had been a little vague: a community tour of local artisans. 

Belated Honeymoon Part 4: Mexican Riviera Cruise (Mazatlan)

We were met by a trio of young women dressed in chef’s hats and aprons, who welcomed us by handing us each a margarita (at 9AM in the morning!) and guiding us to one of a roomful of tables set for eight. This was a large group – around 80-90 people – so apparently we weren’t the only ones who thought learning salsa (both the culinary and dance versions) would be fun.

Belated Honeymoon Part 2: Mexican Riviera Cruise (at Sea)

Our entire commute from the Queen Mary to our next destination took all of ten minutes – of which half of that time was spent waiting for an elevator to take us from the lobby on the third floor to the ground level. So not only did we arrive fresh and stress-free, we were also…