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Joyeux Holidays!

People say the holidays are for children.  Of course you can also include the child-like, such as myself.  But I have a whole new appreciation of and excitement about the holidays this year, starting with Thanksgiving and going all the way through Christmas.  298 more words


I found it!

You know all those vacation ads of perfect people on perfect beaches, in perfectly clear and beautifully blue and green tropical waters? The ones where the sun is shining down, and the waves are breaking just ideally, never too close but not too far from the suntanning bodies lying on blindingly white sand while a little way away more perfect people are riding the most beautiful horses on the planet and further down the beach there’s a volleyball game going on and you just know that all these people won’t need to shower sand grains out of tender places at the end of the day (because, you know, they’re perfect)? 1,323 more words

The couple that laughs together...

The story I am about to tell is absolutely true – every word. Seriously, you can’t make this stuff up, folks.

When our kids were tiny, The Husband and I were pressured into attending a denominational marriage retreat weekend by several couples in our former church. 661 more words

Family Life

No plus 1 for us...

The dog and I spent the weekend in our small home alone, Mr. Twisted was off roping and for anyone who hasn’t watched a roping jackpot, a little… 392 more words


It's Not About the Turkey

There’s so much more to Thanksgiving than the meal. We give thanks for all good gifts God has showered on us, especially loved ones.

Gratitude Box… 202 more words

Rituals & Traditions

Little hands doing delicate work

“I want to make my lunch for school today mom!”

How could I refuse. She carefully chose each component : Vegan pumpkin and chocolate muffin and cranberries for snacks, yogurt for dessert, the last of the farmer’s market heirloom cherry tomatoes and farm fresh egg salad sandwich for her main course. 109 more words

Family Life


Current I’m reading ‘Gilead‘ by Marilynne Robinson and enjoying it so much; the gentle pace and thought-provoking words are just right for the end of the day. 110 more words

The Wider World