a mama’s prayers on the eve of high school

I usually just get this feeling right before New Year’s – that feeling like it’s time for some changes, a fresh start and lots of possibilities. There’s a lot of change in store this year at the Cozy Cottage. Anna will turn five in December – with that milestone comes preparing for kindergarten and sending… Continue reading a mama’s prayers on the eve of high school

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