day 30 – #30daysofgratitude

Wrapping up November, I have to admit that it’s sad to see this gratitude exercise end. Taking the time each day to think of something that I’m thankful for is a real blessing! Just after my faith in God and my husband, I’m most thankful for this trio – my Jonah, Anna and Simon. I… Continue reading day 30 – #30daysofgratitude

day 29 – #30daysofgratitude

I’m thankful for our Black Friday tradition of hauling in the family Christmas tree and spending the day decorating. There are always plenty of deals to be had during the Christmas shopping season, but quiet times with just our five don’t just happen. I protect this day like a mama bear protects her cubs. There will be… Continue reading day 29 – #30daysofgratitude

day 14 – #30daysofgratitude

Simon and I will meet with the instrument rental folks at school tonight to discuss upgrading his saxophone for high school….HIGH SCHOOL! This is one of my little moments of legacy – I played clarinet and then saxophone from 5th grade into college. My best friends, a couple of boyfriends (so what if I was… Continue reading day 14 – #30daysofgratitude

day 13 – #30daysofgratitude

Giving thanks today for a mama who taught me to cook. She didn’t just teach me the basics like chopping, boiling and how to read a recipe, she taught me the invaluable skill of cooking from what’s in the pantry. She made sure that I knew how to plan a month of meals and how… Continue reading day 13 – #30daysofgratitude