I brought my heart to San Francisco

“I thought it might be your 1st anniversary because he’s still so nice to you.” On this day 5 years ago, I made the best decision of my life. I’m so thankful my husband was able to travel with me on this trip. He has been able to enjoy himself with some alone time while…

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Welcome

It’s with great excitement at I can announce the newest member of our family: Miss Lucy Rapp.

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Found photos

My family has always loved photos. They were everywhere and we were always taking more. I would thumb through old albums or stacks of pictures staring at much younger versions of my parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles. This week, someone I don’t know was posting old photos he’d found in a Facebook group to see…

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Naomi Fine Kelly 1915 – 2011

KELLY, NAOMI FINE – went home to be with her Lord on January 3rd at Life Care Center of Rhea County. She was preceded in death by her husband Charlie Kelly; parents Grover and Myrtle Cox Fine; granddaughter Kelly Martin Streets; brother, Jewell and Ross Fine and sisters Reba Holland and Willie Arnold; and sons-in-law…

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Wherefore art thou kindness

As most of you know, my dear friend Katie lost her son this year.  Today is his 19th birthday.  Katie and Henry’s story is featured on the Daily Beast today and in honor of Henry, her sister is asking friends and supporters to participate in Acts of Kindness for Henry. I think it’s a beautiful…

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Stress? What stress?

This has been a challenging week. I realize it’s Monday, but we’ll just say “the previous seven days” and consider that this week. Maybe even longer, but I don’t want to think it’s been longer. When I was letting it all sink in, I realized that the little stress-o-meter thingy people use to measure stress…

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Week of Bonnaroo and more

We made it to another Bonnaroo last weekend.  I’d bet I’m still recovering!  A coworker asked me what artists I saw and I had a hard time remembering them all.  This is not due to any extreme alcohol consumption,  more because of the sheer number of acts we saw in such a short time.  I’ve…

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Talk to strangers

Everyone I know, loves Sam Venable’s column and I’m no exception.  It is just the kind of piece that you can rely on to be a funny, wise, witty, or poignant, and sometimes all of the above; I just like it.  That being said, I don’t always READ Sam’s column.  Most people think that since I work…

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It dawned on me that I could screw this up too.

  I have not led, what I’d call a successful life.  At least not as successful as what I’d say my potential should have allowed.  While I have a good job, many wonderful friends, and the most wonderful husband, I’ve come to believe that those things are almost in spite of myself.  I’ve certainly been…

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The one in which I become C.Rapp

In response to this post by Katie, I am indeed changing my name from my maiden name to my husband’s name.  It’s not really a huge sociology experiment for me.  Mostly it’s just because I never liked my maiden name.  It’s hard to say, no one can ever hear you when you say it and…

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Hopefully this means I’m back…

As many of you know (well, not that there are any readers anymore but still), I got married in May.  I accepted a new job at the beginning the year and within the month, we decided to get married in the Spring.  As you can imagine, my life immediately became a whirlwind.  Wedding planning and…

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Two weeks to go

Well we have two weeks to go before the big day.  Less than actually.  We’re so excited but also ready to just be married and enjoying a normal life.  I’m hoping to start blogging again more regularly after that.  I’ll actually have free time again that I can dedicate to anything I choose (and even…

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Big news!

I’m getting married.  It’s still not registering when I say it.  I just can’t believe that my life is working out like this.  What on earth did I do to deserve marrying the guy of my dreams?  Sure, there’s stress, and some things don’t work out the way I’d hoped, but nothing could have prepared…

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