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Valentine’s Day Letters to My Son & Daughter

  Earlier this week, in preparation for the snow, I picked up Valentine’s Day cards for my husband and kids. Over the last day or so, I thought about the valentines that my kids typically make me and how I treasure their words and expressions. It occurred to me that I had never done the same for them. So, in the middle of Snowmaggedon 2014, I decided to make CJ and KC valentines. My valentines...

The Elf Chronicles 2013 Days 1-4

The season has officially started… the season of elves that is. Yes, our elves- Jenca & Carje are back for another year. If you don’t have an elf sitting on a shelf at your home and want a little insight into the insanity- feel free to read on.       Friday the elves arrived and played with marshmallows in the dining room. KC was so excited with their return, she left them a note:...

Giving With a Purpose

When they announced that “Black Friday” deals were going to begin on Thanksgiving night, I was really peeved.┬áMore and more it feels like the holidays are being rushed. We were barely out of Halloween before Christmas decorations filled the aisles. But it was more than that. Beginning “Black Friday” deals before people had digested their evening turkey also meant that people had to be at...

The “Season”

The “Season,” that “Christmas Season,” that wonderful time of the year is finally, well over- including the epiphany for even you purest. Finished with the madness, the frenzy to fit it all in. The staying up all hours of the night making wrapped present costumes for a bunch of second graders and a massive Christmas tree costume that could fit a 6+ foot man, complete with lights for a...

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