Happy 2019

I can’t believe I haven’t posted anything on this blog since September 2018! I wish I can say I was busier than in years past and use the craziness of everyday life as my excuse. But that wouldn’t be telling the truth. The reality is I started feeling that my life wasn’t worth writing about. …

Week 49/52

Life lately in 2016 It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.  Yes, it is.  Our house is decked out for the holidays, along with the appearance of several advent calendars and Ellie, our Elf on the Shelf.    Holiday-related events have also started, kicking off with C’s guitar recital this past Sunday.  We’re trying to make …

52 Weeks, Week 52

Weekly snapshots of my girls and life in general in 2015 Last week was full of quality time with loved ones. The older I get, the more I crave simpler holidays and one-on-one time with people I care about the most. The bigger family get-togethers always leave me a bit depleted and empty so I …

Advent Calendar Crafting

With the mild weather we’ve been having out here in the East, it’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner. I guess there’s nothing like good, old holiday crafting (and eager kids) to drive the point home that the holiday season is upon us. Last Sunday, I attended an Advent …

Christmas 2013 Recap

How was your Christmas?  Did you get to spend a lot of quality time with family?   Our Christmas was pretty quiet and intimate where there was a lot of bonding time with family members leading up to Christmas and on the actual day.  The girls were happy to see that Santa stopped in Chicago …