happy wife, happy husband

If there’s anything I’ve learned in these 16+ years of marriage, it’s that happiness is a choice. There’s no shortage of ugly examples of marriage – lying, cheating, painful reminders that we’re just people doing the best we can to stay married. And sometimes, in the rough times, the promise we made is all that… Continue reading happy wife, happy husband

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