It’s Not About the Gifts

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…

Addicted to Sappy Christmas Movies

I have a confession. I’m addicted to the Hallmark Christmas Movie channel. Addicted. And here’s how I know. Today, my boys got off the bus, and usually I’m at the door greeting them. I’m offering them after school snacks and asking about their day. Not today. Nope. Um…not yesterday either.

Counting Your Blessings

“Count your blessings” — not an unfamiliar phrase, right? Something you’ve heard before, no doubt. But do we? Do we really count our blessings? Or do we kinda just take them for granted.

His Number One Fan

It’s safe to say, I fall more on the side of crazy, than on the calmer side of things. I’ve always been an overly-excited kind of girl. I’ve always been enthusiastic, outgoing and dare I even admit…loud. (just ask anyone who’s ever heard me laugh) So it came as quite a shock to me, that…

Water with Ice

Last night, my little came around the corner after already going to bed…twice. She “needed” water. And of course, it had to have ice. It was already two hours past her bed time, and while I should have been mad, or at least, pretended to be mad, I smiled. 

Thanksgiving: Take Two

Don’t get me wrong. I love my husband. But I’m tired. Over the past seven days, I’ve hired a U Haul, packed up my storefront, moved to a new storefront, spent 3 full days & nights putting it together, made stuffing, pumpkin pies, and all things Thanksgiving, then opened the new storefront for a very…