Christmas 2018

Honestly, we did our best. It was a tough year, so it’s hard to be festive during a time that’s meant to be shared with family. Chuck and I focused ...

December so far

We have officially crawled into Christmas break, and, to be honest, it wasn’t pretty. The fall semester has been a maelstrom of life lessons about priorit...

Christmas in Wisconsin 2017

Since our experience in Hilton Head two Christmases ago was so positive, we decided to do it again. However, instead of warm, we went cold. Wisconsin cold. We m...

A little Christmas

I put on my big girl pants and added a little Christmas decor around the house. The boys like it, and I do too. This morning we played some Christmas music duri...

Christmas 2014 in pictures

There was lots of eating and LEGO building today. Blessings are abundant, so there’s not much more to stay than that. Merry Christmas, friends. May the bl...

Gingerbread Houses 2014

Like the tree, we were late getting to the Gingerbread Houses. No matter how I try to slow things down, it’s not working. Christmas is indeed in three day...

Chicago in pictures

This week will be quite full of many things, so before it all begins, here are some of my favorite photos from our week in Chicago for Thanksgiving. More will f...

Signing Off

I’m going to surgically remove myself from the computer desk for the next few days (except to edit photos, because not editing photos would be ridiculous!...

Timmy crossed over.

Something happened to Timmy. He’s gone rogue. One day he was being all cute and cheerful hiding in the homeschool room and then the next day he’d ap...

OMG, TGIF

Can I get an amen? This morning feels like I’ve got a toe on third base and I’m about to run to home. And I don’t even like baseball. Last nig...

Rethinking Christmas

It’s everywhere now that Halloween is over. Retailers pounce on the first of November ready to suck you into the “season of giving” and I have...

Sisters

I probably could’ve brushed my hair for this. Anyway, it was great having my sister and her family in town for Christmas. This year was a do-over from 200...

North vs. South

Last Thanksgiving, when we all met in West Virginia and I drove 21 hours (each way) on my own with boys, we started what seems to be a holiday football traditio...

Be Merry, Be Bright

I’m signing off for a few days to enjoy Christmas with my extended family. Our blessings this year have been exponentially amazing, and I pray the same fo...

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