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Six years of marriage & love.




Love is a temporary madness, it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides. And when it subsides, you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion, it is not the desire to mate every second minute of the day, it is not lying awake at night imagining that he is kissing every cranny of your body.. That is just being “in love”, which any fool can do. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident.”

― Louis de Bernieres, Captin Corelli’s Mandolin

Happy anniversary husband. x


4 years of marriage.

Four years of marriage doesn’t exactly make me an expert on relationships. In fact, there are moments when I feel I am just as clueless as I was our first year together. What I  do know is that I’ve experienced more with my husband than I have with any other man. Together, we’ve explored multiple cities, lived in a handful of apartments, changed career paths and are about to raise two sons together. Charlie has seen me at my best, and at my very worst. I believe he and I have a strong marriage, but like any couple, we’ve made mistakes. And while I was making mine he was patient, forgiving and kind. It’s not easy to be any one of those things when someone you love has hurt you. Especially that kindness part. To me, that is the mark of a beautiful human being. Someone who is able to exercise sincere, unconditional kindness. That is the kind of man I am married to, and I am so grateful to have him by my side.
Happy anniversary husband. I love you.

p.s. our first wedding anniversary

xo N

father & son.

It seems as though we are always talking about the mother/child bond, but can we talk about fathers for one second?  I happen to believe my son has the best one around.  There is nothing that warms my heart more than seeing these two together.  And this phase of constant hugs and kisses from our little one?  Please don’t go away!

Happy Sunday!

xo N

father’s day.

 I haven’t properly celebrated Father’s day since my father passed away, eighteen years ago.
So much time has passed but there are still moments, fleeting moments,when it feels like just yesterday he was here.

I can’t tell you how wonderful it feels to celebrate this day again instead of quietly acknowledging it in my heart. I always knew Charlie would be a good father but what I’ve witnessed over the past nine months has  far exceeded anything I thought I knew.
He gives true meaning to the word partner and every day I am thankful that my son has him to look up to. Happy {first!} father’s day, husband. We love you.. 🙂

xo N


Last week Luca and I had a challenging day.
I try not to complain too much as 
I can count on less than one hand 
how many of these “tough” days we’ve experienced.
But still.
It doesn’t change how overwhelming they can be.

On those types of days I find myself constantly watching the clock
longing for the time when Charlie will walk through the door,
sweep the baby out of my arms and send me off to do
whatever it is that relaxes me.
It’s amazing what five minutes to myself can do these days –
let alone an hour or two!
I think about the single moms (and dads!) out there 
doing it all on their own and
I’m just in awe of them.
It makes me that much more thankful to have you husband –
you are the best partner a girl could ask for.

xo N