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Cancelled

Spring Rebirth Renewal Humanity Faith Community Family Joy Love Spring Hope ~ none of these are cancelled. The frivolous extra is. Formal clothing, a building, hats, matching shoes, baskets, colored eggs, the have to's, the should's, the busy and unnecessary are all stripped away. Essentials only. Spring is not cancelled The Church is not a… Continue reading Cancelled

Faith and Personal Growth · Family · Writing

April Fools’ Day

"Hey Hannah," I said, motioning her over to her Easter basket loot. "Do you remember eating these?" I asked, pointing to the Cadbury mini eggs. "No....well, kind of..." she replied. "These are your dad's FAVORITE Easter candies. I thought you'd really like them, too," I explained. Ever trying to include a deployed parent into daily… Continue reading April Fools’ Day

Family

Wonder and Joy

I need to say thank you. Thank you to the internet for inspiration. Thank you to all the people who do the holiday season up big. Thank you to the Heather Lands of the world who make me belly laugh about our silly traditions. Thank you for the conversations of dear friends as we eat… Continue reading Wonder and Joy

Family

Flow

Like any good road trip/family vacation, there are nuggets of joy tucked in amongst the agony of the drive, the "are we there yets?" and the hustle and bustle of traveling during the holidays. We've been able to see Eric's family, celebrate Christmas, and even Santa came and delivered his goods in our hotel room!… Continue reading Flow

Faith and Personal Growth · Health and Fitness

Resolutioners

I love this season. Reflections, taking stock of accomplishments, setting new goals, appreciating the good of the past while looking ahead with anticipation of what the next year might bring. Lately much of what I hear at the gym is, something along the lines of, "Oh yeah, just wait until January! All the New Years'… Continue reading Resolutioners

Family · Health and Fitness

Halloween

I LOVE Halloween. Like, a lot. Probably more than most people. More than Christmas and my birthday put together. It's one day a year where you can dress up like a lunatic, act crazy, get candy from strangers and it's all perfectly acceptable! What's not to love, right?! Previously I've been Cat in the Hat… Continue reading Halloween

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Making Memories

I have visions; ideas about the way things should go. I'm sure we all do to some degree. I thought it would be fun to drive around looking at Christmas lights, which is something we do every year. We'd drink some cocoa in the car, I would introduce the kids to more Christmas carols while… Continue reading Making Memories

Faith and Personal Growth · Family

Questioning Tradition

We all have that friend. That person in your world that bucks the mainstream and does their own thing. Recently such a person in my circle posted about how they don't celebrate many national holidays, but instead, as a family have chosen to make new traditions that align more with their values. I have to admit, my… Continue reading Questioning Tradition

Family · Food

Happy Thanksgiving!

I love food. Good food. Not drive thru fill-your-gut-but-feel-like-crap-5-minutes-later type of 'food'. Real nourishment. The kind that feeds your tummy AND your soul. In today's daily post, we are asked to "describe a favorite childhood meal. The one meal that was a treat, meant "celebration" or was pure comfort!" Meal prep was fun in our house.… Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!

Faith and Personal Growth · Family

Happy Mother’s Day

"All is well with my soul." "These are the best days of my life." "The days are long but the years are short." "The best days of your life are when you are raising your family." These are 4 random statements that have been rolling around in my mind this week. As I sit here… Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day