Category: Big Daddy

July 9, 2019


Today, Big Daddy and I have been married for twenty years. That is a crazy sentence. I’m going to write it again. Today, Big Daddy and I have been married for twenty years. In the time leading up to today, I’ve thought about what I’d write here because I have tended to write here when […]

July 9, 2018


If I could re-write our wedding vows and present them to myself to say to you 19 years ago, they’d look like this: I, Jamie, take you, Big Daddy, to be my husband. To have and hold on to as tight as possible and to freak you out a little bit when I ask you […]

July 9, 2017


If it were a person, our marriage would be an adult. Eighteen years ago, Big Daddy and I decided “why not” and hopped a plane, rented a car and made it official. In thinking about what I wanted to say about the last eighteen years, I landed on the metaphor of a roller coaster. Totally […]

October 3, 2016


A few years ago, two if I remember it correctly, I made a post about Big Daddy leaving his long time job. At the time that I wrote it, his leaving was all but assured. He had an offer. He had tendered his resignation, but even with those assurances, life had other plans, and he […]

May 14, 2015


Seventeen years ago this month, Big Daddy and I met. Life and love has this funny way of working out and in July we will celebrate sixteen, mostly happy, years of marriage. Mostly happy because, of course, we have our ups and down. All couples do. The key to happiness and longevity is making sure […]

November 10, 2014

Times Change

A little more than four years ago, Big Daddy and I departed on a new adventure.    We moved five hundred miles away from our little white house in Illinois and moved to small town Ohio.  Big Daddy set up an office off of the living room and began to telecommute full time.  The telecommuting years […]

September 9, 2014

Just We Two and the Road

In July, Big Daddy and I celebrated our fifteenth year of marriage.  There’s something satisfying about us adding to our tally of years together.  I can’t remember a time when Big Daddy wasn’t in my life and I like that our year total has begun to reflect that.  When we were first married, our handful […]

December 11, 2013

Happy Birthday

Today, my darling boy turns 38. There really aren’t enough words for me to tell you how lucky I feel that Big Daddy chose me all those years ago.  I’ve never stopped feeling like I won a grand prize in some awesome contest and, by extension, our kids are lucky too.  They get Big Daddy […]

September 27, 2013


Big Daddy and I are lucky, I think. Unlike so many people we find that marriage isn’t a lot of hard work. Connecting is usually very easy for us and we enjoy the time we have with each other. I can’t really give marriage advice to people, because the path Big Daddy and I usually […]

June 6, 2013

Ahead of the Curve

In 1998, my family got our first personal computer. I begged for one, a lot. I had a good point, though. As a college student, a home computer was just necessary and my brother and sister would need one too. Mom and Dad bought the computer. An IBM. Mom refused to get an Internet account.  […]

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