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Ok, Christmas. We’re ready now.

Growing up in this town is spoiling this kid. A month ago, on a whim and ill-prepared for the weather, Colt and I wandered downtown for the official kick-off of the Lights of the Ozarks. The street between my office and the square created a wind tunnel and the biting cold whipped around us as […]

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High on the Hogeye

This was my fourth Hogeye. In 2012, it was my first marathon. The course and the hometown location were the familiarity I needed for my first go. In 2013, it was my first run with David – now a regular running partner, and part 2 of Half-a-palooza 2013. And it was Becky’s first half marathon. […]

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Walking with sticks is magical

This time last year, we’d already had eight snow days. So, naturally, this year I put my faith in the persimmons, stocked up on hot chocolate, bought snow pants that will only fit him for a single winter, and braced myself. Here we are — January 21st — and not one snow day. Not one […]

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Christmas 2014 :: the after-party

Christmas break around here closes out with football, and we are happy Hogs! The Razorbacks had a rough season, but finished strong and BEAT TEXAS in the Texas Bowl last week. Jeff grew up cheering for the Razorbacks and resenting the Longhorns — while I really only joined the crowd in college. But together we […]

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Christmas 2014 :: the pre-party

I’m not crafty or particularly Pinteresty. Our Elf on the Shelf doesn’t make cute messes and sometimes hangs out in the same spot for days in a row. I don’t really bake and my Christmas tree is no more than a step or two beyond Charlie Brown. But I try. I was just telling a […]

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