This one was inspired by real-life events. Earlier this evening, DH and I finally converged at home, me after a post-daycare-pickup trip to the grocery store with the younger two, him after having brought back Eldest from an activity. We passed each other in the garage; he was carrying trash bags out, I was carrying the groceries in, and we shared a brief smooch. It occurred to me that this encounter encapsulated marriage perfectly.

The drawing is very rough, blue pen on a jagged 6×9 cutout (one of the font-combination test pages for my book is on the other side). I placed the drawing on a dining room chair and scanned; the wood grain works beautifully as the rim decoration.

I think it’s lovely and just the perfect amount of messy.


  1. Beautiful. I’m feelin’ the whole marriage-equals-smooch-during-chores thing these days with an infant. With your three boys it must be at least as hectic. 🙂

  2. Y’all are so cute.

    p.s. Can you really find baguettes where you live ??

  3. Can you really find baguettes where you live ??

    Yeah. One grocery store chain bakes artisan bread (from frozen dough) that we really like. There are also a couple of European bakeries in the neighborhood (defined as <15 min drive) but they are expensive and I don't usually think the quality difference justifies the price. But yeah, there is definitely daily fresh baguette and other crunchy-crust bread varieties (Eldest and I are partial to sourdough). Good bread and chocolate are really important to DH and me, and we are mercilessly indoctrinating our kids in the same vein. 🙂

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