About Us

Since we started this blog as a way to keep up with people we don't see or talk to regularly, a lot of our readers already know the basics. But, just in case you don't...

We're in our early 30's. We've been together since high school, coming up on fifteen years. We both graduated college in 2006, and finally got married on April 13, 2007 (a Friday, of course). We've been through our share of ups and downs, though nothing too out of the ordinary.

We both grew up in the Chicago area, went to separate colleges (though both still in Illinois), and started our marriage in Peoria where Patrick had graduated. After a couple years there we attempted to move back to the suburbs, near our friends and family. Unfortunately, the job market didn't agree with our plans, and after a rough year and a half, we moved to Dubuque, IA, where we've been ever since.

We share our home with our two cats, Slider and Sammy... and, coming Spring 2015, our new baby, Snickerdoodle.

This blog isn't meant to be anything fancy. It's kind of a random mess, not unlike life in that regard. We blog about books, music, tv shows we like, the Chicago Bears, our health and fitness efforts, and pretty much anything else that's on our minds. We've also been known to abandon the blog completely for months at a time.

Thanks for stopping by!