If you’ve been reading along here, you know I’ve stepped away from most social media use over Lent (I’ve talked about it more here and here), and it’s been wonderful to reclaim so much of my time for meaningful things (OK let’s be real, a bunch of my time is spent on super un-exciting, mundane…… Continue reading Easter Preparations: Celebrating a Christ-centered Easter
I heard an NPR interview the other day that washed over me in a very powerful way. (You can listen to it here) Here’s what suddenly became very urgent after hearing this interview: Kindness. It sounds simple, but it isn’t always that easy. Some people are prickly. Some have even hurt us. Some make us…… Continue reading On the Power of Kindness
I found some clips of our past ballroom performances! So I was trying to entertain my kids as I tried to print a double-sided document with lots of pages from home (no professional printing available in town… wish me luck!) and I thought “Hey, I’ll play them some videos of ballroom dance!” and then I…… Continue reading Blast From the Past: Some Ballroom Clips!
February was pretty cold and gloomy for the most part, so we spent all the time we could indoors, trying to find adventure in the little things. https://youtu.be/nH452qINP2w But first, we kicked it off with a trip to Shriners. It was a frustrating visit — there were some policy changes in the new year and…… Continue reading February Moments
I’m slowly sifting through photos from our trip to France last summer (yeah… months and months ago…) and it’s honestly kind of nice to get to relive those sunny days during this freezing cold snap! Since our snow day last week temperatures plunged into sub-zeros so we’ve been shut in at home, and reliving this…… Continue reading Sandy Beaches Sound Pretty Great Right Now
I decided to give up social media for Lent again this year — I’ve blogged about it before here and here. This time I’ve been needing to pull away for a while and decided to go cold turkey again, unlike last year when I did a modified version (only using it when my kids were…… Continue reading Social Media Hiatus: an Update
We got a really good snow this weekend, and we actually loved it this time! It’s been a super dry winter, which I haven’t complained about too much considering how bad last winter was… but by February my goodness it’s crazy how dry it’s been around here! For some perspective, this was last week: And…… Continue reading Snow Day