This previous week was surprisingly difficult for me. No one thing in particular made it so, but many little things added up to make for a heavy heart and scattered mind. We've not had a lot of margin in our lives since Christmas, sometimes by necessity, and sometimes by choice, and I was feeling it… Continue reading Things That Are Bringing Me Joy
The past week has not been a great one. It's not been awful, but it's one of those weeks that just wasn't great either - we've been busy with appointments and evening commitments, I've been snappish with the kids, and sleep has been hard. I really want to use this joy list as an intentional… Continue reading Seven Things That Are Bringing Me Joy
I acknowledge the goodness of giving thanks! And gathering together, even just for a moment's reflection, the things (and people, books, ideas, or moments) that have shaped me in the last season, that have brought me greater knowledge, more comfort, deeper joy. So here are five things I'm loving right now: I just… Continue reading Five Things That Are Bringing Me Joy
Hello, 2018! Well, hello to you too, dear Reader - be you my mom, old friends in other cities, extended family, Insta-friends, or someone just stopping by on their daily walk around the internet. It's nice to have you here, and apologies that this has been a rather silent place for the last few months.… Continue reading Hello, 2018!
This summer is the first one we've stayed at home for, ever. Really! I don't think I've been at home for as much of the summer since high school. It's been soul-refreshing. But also surprisingly (or not) just as busy as a summer full of travel. I guess staying at home means I've had more… Continue reading Summer Highlight Reel
This might seem like a strange thing to those more rooted than we are, but this is the first summer we are staying "at home" since we were both teenagers and living in our parents' houses. For more than a decade, we've always been working or traveling away from the place we call home the… Continue reading A Summer at Home
It's been feeling really summery this past week. Christopher's sister came for a visit and we went for an evening swim at Westwood Lake. We've been putting in more of the garden, tomatoes and squash, and all our beans are coming up! It's so thrilling to see that first pushing up of the soil and… Continue reading Feels Like Summer (and a Crafting Roadblock)