One Box at a Time

One Box at a Time

A few Christmases ago, my husband bought me a beautiful light green leather planner. I love paper and all paper products, so he usually gifts me something in that direction.  This planner though was an August – December calendar with pages of large boxes to...
Baby Steps

Baby Steps

If you are a mom or dad, you might remember when your baby took their first steps. Or if not, you have probably seen a video of a chunky legged, wobbly, one year old taking a few baby steps before tumbling to the ground with drooly smiles and everyone getting excited....
When the Lights Go Out

When the Lights Go Out

The first few weeks in January seem so dark.  The Christmas lights go out, and we are left with a dark, ordinary world.  In Nebraska, it seems to go very dark and very cold once the Christmas twinkle is gone.  We are the last ones in our neighborhood to turn off our...
He Knows

He Knows

If I’m being honest, the “New Year” might be my least favorite holiday. The old year, good or bad is gone, and the unexpected is coming. This past year had familiarity. We knew what we were up against, and we were in it. But the new year? It’s...
12 Days of Christmas

12 Days of Christmas

So not to alert anybody, but there are 12 days until Christmas. The main question I am asked this time of year is, “Are you ready for Christmas?” And my mind immediately goes to my unending to-do list of unwrapped gifts, Christmas cards not sent, groceries...