My Cousin is Vegan

Ex-Beach Bum conquering the Midwest

Let Me Buy You A Beer

To say social media has changed my life would be an understatement.

It wasn’t the tools, the toys or the techie gadgets either.

It was you. The people, the relationships, the phone conversations and the visits IRL that really changed it.

Thank you. Continue reading “Let Me Buy You A Beer”

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I’m Just Not Good at Saying Goodbye

Update: Lexus went to where all good dogs go Thursday, April 26, 2012. I hope she knows how much I love her. I hope I see her again.


This post is really going to be a downer. Forgive me now. I need to write this.

I need to ask this question.

I need your input. Continue reading “I’m Just Not Good at Saying Goodbye”

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Sunday Morning Ponderings

Oh Sunday morning, how I love you. I love the quiet. The cinnamon swirl coffee with hazelnut creamer. The warm seat in our recliner with a my favorite throw wrapped around my shoulders. The TV on and laptop open.

Yes, this is my kind of Sunday morning. Continue reading “Sunday Morning Ponderings”

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The Announcements of All Announcements

For weeks now I have been thinking about writing this big post. Something fun, energetic and exciting about the news of our big announcement.

Thank you Wren Bird Photography for this beautiful picture!

But I haven’t. And you might be wondering why.

So here it is. The announcement of all announcements.

Continue reading “The Announcements of All Announcements”

The Oleens: One Year Later

To say the last year has been a crazy ride would be putting it mildly. During our first year of marriage, much, much more than just my last name has changed.

The happy couple September 16, 2011.

Let’s just be real here for a second. Continue reading “The Oleens: One Year Later”

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