Merry Christmas!

Friends, I’m stepping back from my computer and phone and all the digital things that tie me down so that I can absolutely inhale all of the family time these next few weeks, but I couldn’t go without announcing to the world on Facebook that I’m taking a break. Ok, I’m kidding on that part.Continue reading “Merry Christmas!”

Early Shopper Alert.

Well HEY, y’all! It’s Monday, the sun is shining (incessantly), the birds are chirping, and it’s time to talk about one of my favorite things. I say ‘one of’ because it’s a close runner up with fuzzy blankets and hot cocoa at Christmastime, which one can only dream of at this point in the summer.Continue reading “Early Shopper Alert.”

Merriest of Merry Christmases, Friends!

It’s aaaaaallmost here and I am literally bursting at the seams right now. It’s probably not mature of me to admit this, but I get thisclose to my holiday vacation and become like a 9-year-old girl about to go to summer camp. POSITIVELY GIDDY. I’m so, so thankful for the chance to get to celebrateContinue reading “Merriest of Merry Christmases, Friends!”

On Grieving in the Middle of Seasonal Joy

Most of the time, it’s a dull ache tucked into the back of your heart. There are moments, though, that it’s a searing, blazing pain every bit as breathtaking as the day it entered your life. Grief is powerful. It sweeps in when you’re not expecting it, when it doesn’t even make sense to beContinue reading “On Grieving in the Middle of Seasonal Joy”