Sunday, December 16, 2007

The Books Have Arrived!

Yes, they're here. Our little, beautiful, What Happy Couples Do books. So precious. So adorable. What can we say, except that we feel like proud parents giddy to show off our new baby.

If you'd enjoy one of your own, let us know!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Saying Goodbye to Ben Tracy

How did I spend my Friday night? Not in the usual very-lame go-to-bed-shortly-after-my-kids way. Instead, I (along with colleague and good question-answering friend John Tauer) journeyed to downtown Minneapolis (where the cool people go on the weekends, I quickly found out) to raise a glass and bid farewell to our friend Ben Tracy (co-founder and superstar of CBS affiliate, Minneapolis WCCO's Good Question feature). Ben recently accepted a job with the CBS Evening News (yes, he gets to work with Katie Couric!) What a fun night it was, seeing all the lovely WCCO folks who, truly, have developed their own loving little family. No shortage of fun people in that organization, for sure. After all the laughs, toasts, and hilarious stories, I returned home feeling a bit somber, realizing I was saying goodbye to Ben, my favorite reporter ... and someone I have started to refer to as "my friend Ben" (vs. "that cute reporter guy Ben Tracy"). He is surely so much more than just a (did I already mention adorable?) reporter-guy; he's a genuine, grounded, super-smart, and exceedingly-nice guy who is going to, no doubt, wow the world with his coverage of huge and happenin' things! Ben-- congratulations and best wishes! The twin cities will miss you. I will miss you too (... way more than Tauer will).

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

My friend Sal

I (Carol) received the following e-mail today from my college roommate, Sal. It made me smile. It also reveals precisely why Anna and I love what we do.

Hi Carol -
How are you??? My goodness you have been busy - you wrote a few books! I have to tell you that your email took me completely off guard. I was having "one of those days" where I was complete hormonal and hating my husband, and having a HEAVY conversation with a probation/parol agent about .... (I've evaporated the details here; Sal is a social worker) ... and then your email came - and the website is so simple and beautiful - and the music is perfect. I cried. Really - I did. I had to close the door to my office. (Remember, I said I was HORMONAL!). Then I went home and decided that I liked my husband again. See, you helped one couple already! ...

As we keep saying: Your marriage is up to you! Decide, right now, to like your spouse again. It's really quite simple.

Thanks, Sal, for making my day.