At Toyota Park to see the Chicago Fire play MN United

The seasons are changing. Fall is here in all its golden glory. Watermelon and corn are out. Apples and squash are in. We’re finally past that weird overlap where it’s technically fall, but the weather is warm enough for flip flops and avocados are still on sale. Those are confusing weeks. Half of your friends… Continue reading Seasons


On Dumb Questions and Endless Discoveries

Growing in marriage, walking on a wooded path

It all started with a question. Alex and I were walking around the neighborhood after dinner. We were both quiet. To jumpstart conversation, I asked him about some snippet of football news I had heard. Not that I really cared. We could talk about anything; I just wanted to connect with him. Sports news seemed like the… Continue reading On Dumb Questions and Endless Discoveries

When You Think He’s Crazy, Remember This

Soccer ball planter

Alex has a new treasure. It's a soccer ball signed by several MN United players, a late birthday present from his mom. The ball has brought a new level of joy to our home. It's just like Christmas, except no Bing Crosby, gingerbread, or frasier fir candles. The ball rolled around our apartment for a… Continue reading When You Think He’s Crazy, Remember This

For the Love of the Game

When Alex watches sports, he's focused and quiet. He doesn't make running commentary or celebrate outwardly. I can be sitting next to him during an amazing play, and we might as well be watching a PBS pledge drive, he's so stoic. This goes against everything that inspirational sports films, sitcoms, and Super Bowl commercials have… Continue reading For the Love of the Game