Taking Down the Christmas Tree

Day 2 of 365: Taking down the Christmas tree evokes a lot of emotions. For many, it's a time of sadness that the season is over. For some, it's an annoyance. The pine needles. The multiple trips to the attic; packing up the ornaments, the lights and tinsel, and all things jolly, tucking them away,... Continue Reading →

Don’t Forget The Moments

This morning I asked my husband, "What was the best thing that happened to you in 2021?" And while he was scanning the past twelve months in his mind, I was doing the same. I scrolled back to January, rethinking how excited I was to have an upcoming birthday in February, and celebrate my boys'... Continue Reading →

Living a Hallmark Christmas Movie

It was bound to happen. When you spend July through December addicted to watching glimpses of Hallmark Christmas movies, in-between making & cleaning up dinner, it's inevitable that life will imitate art. So here we are. Now, to be fair, my life isn't exactly like a Hallmark movie. My parents are (thankfully) both still alive.... Continue Reading →

George Bailey and Me

I feel like George Bailey, in "It's a Wonderful Life." George was a hard-working man, dedicated to his family. He wasn't poor, he wasn't rich. He was doing his best every day to secure a legacy. He was a proud man and would never ask for help when things got bad. He figured it was... Continue Reading →

Enjoying the Season

I’ll admit it. I love this time of year. When the days grow shorter, the air becomes crisp, and the smell of a wood burning stove permeates from house to house, I'm like a child, filled with excitement and unbridled enthusiasm. It’s the beginning of the holiday season. From October to January, I am giddy.... Continue Reading →

Picking out the Christmas Tree

I wait all year for this day. The first Saturday in December. It's the official start of the Christmas season in our house. It's the day we pick out our family Christmas tree. And we don't just show up and say, "yah, we'll take that one." Nope. It's an event. We wait until nightfall. We... Continue Reading →

Christmas Memories

There is something about the song, "Silent Night" that brings me to tears. Not like, just once in a while, but every time I hear it. It doesn't matter who is singing it, or where I hear it, when I hear that song, I'm brought back to Christmas Eve in my childhood home. I'm eight... Continue Reading →

Tis the Season

No matter what month it is, I find myself counting down the days till I can listen to Christmas music. I know. You’ve just stopped reading. You hate me. I’m one of those “rush the season” types. I decorate for Fall in early September. I fill the air with scents of Spiced Pumpkin and Autumn... Continue Reading →

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