When You Know It’s Worth It, But It’s Still Hard

In a time of year when I should be feeling beyond motivated to set resolutions for the new year, I’m feeling a little lackluster in the dreaming department. During a season when I should be feeling grateful and counting my blessings, I find that once they’re counted, I might feel content for the next ten …

(Black & White) Scenes From a Thanksgiving Weekend

  I fully intended to do a Thanksgiving post on the actual holiday (or shortly thereafter)–I had packed up the laptop (okay, I’d asked Matt to pack up the laptop), I’d made sure my camera cord was in the case to transfer pictures, and we had plenty of gaps of time without anything planned that …

Getting Dressed Every Day: The Struggle is Real

I’ve talked before about how I used to kinda sorta judge stay-at-home moms who stayed in their sweats all day and talked about how it was such a struggle to get dressed. At the time, I was a full-time teacher who needed to dress somewhat professionally every weekday, so it was no problem for me …

Our Smallest Friendsgiving Ever

We almost didn’t do Friendsgiving this year. (And, really, it’s not like we were under *too* much pressure to do anything of the sort since we’ve only done it for the past two years, not like for our whole married life or something like that.) This weekend before the actual holiday (which is when we’ve …

A Raven in the Snow

┬áHer first glimpse at the snow this morning Last winter, Raven was too young to appreciate the snow too much, so we didn’t take her outside hardly at all. This year, we were actually kind of excited for the first snow–we were excited to see her reaction to this strange cold white phenomenon that had …

5 Happy Things From the Weekend

Considering that the past month’s worth of weekends have been almost nothing but stressful, it was pretty amazing to have a weekend where the stress level was back down to normal (which is borderline low-ish). Here are five happy things from our weekend: 1. The photo shoot I did with my sister and her family …