Category Archives: Friends

On Chosen Family

Last weekend one of my best friends got married, and I’m still welled up with joy-filled tears from the experience. (See the whole album here.) My in-laws are currently reading my book for the first time, and one of my mother-in-law’s comments after finishing it was that she felt glad that I have so many […]

Something to Return To

How cool is this? I was in a wedding this summer that is now featured in a magazine! I went to two back-to-back weddings in August. The first one was Greg’s best friend Tarek and his bride Kate in Madison, WI. I’ve written a lot about them. And the second wedding I went to was […]

One of My Favorite Afternoons in Chicago

Four years ago this fall, I was easing into my new life in Chicago. It had been a rough transition, but I’d finally begun to make some friends and develop a few job leads. My first friend in Chicago was a really cool girl named Stacy McKinley. I met her through a friend of mine […]