I wasn’t sure if it would ever happen in my lifetime, but here we are—the proud owners of a brand-new couch! People, I’ve lived on my own (aka, not … Continue readingDeck the Halls…With a New Couch!
The first holiday season that Matt and I were married, I remember being a little overwhelmed by all the people everywhere when we went to his huge family functions—I remember … Continue readingChristmas 2016 Wrap-Up
The longer you’re married to someone, the fewer surprises there tend to be, simply because you come to know the other person so well that you can often anticipate their … Continue readingThe Christmas of Pearls
As today (and the rest of this weekend, obviously) is going to be so busy with last-minute gift wrapping and meal prep and white-elephant-finding, I’m going to make this post … Continue readingMerry Christmas to All
I think sometimes people (myself included) forget that even though you might have an “easy” (or a “happy” or “good-natured”) child, that same child is still entitled to her fair … Continue readingThoughts on Tantrums and Tree-Gazing (as a Distraction)
Christmas with a baby– It’s like, to paraphrase Charles Dickens, “having…the lightest license of a child, and yet being [wo]man enough to know its value.” Our first Christmas with … Continue readingFirst Christmas with a Baby, In Pictures
I read A Christmas Carol every year out loud to my students, and it never ceases to bring the light of the Christmas season into my heart. A few … Continue reading“I Will Honor Christmas In My Heart, and Try to Keep It All the Year”
When I was young, perhaps 9 or 10, I was at a friend’s house making Christmas door hangers from half-circle blocks of wood and curled wire strung through holes … Continue readingYou Can’t Take Christ Out of Christmas