Monthly Archives: December 2012


A Look Back at 2012

I try to keep things light on this blog, but I never want to give you the impression my life is perfect. Because it’s not. This past year I went to two funerals, cried with friends at bad news and disappointments, got flat tires on the side of the road, and […]


Snippets of my Christmas

Whew, what a fun Christmas! These past few days are what memories are made of. All of the laughter, the food, the general merriment of it all left me nostalgic in the moment. J and I both went back to work yesterday, which is refreshingly quiet and calm, but we […]

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Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas 2

I love the anticipation of Christmas. The gifts, the fun, the goodness that is to come. This moment — right now — is my favorite part of the season:  on the cusp of a break from routine life to enter into a week of rest, celebration and togetherness with my […]


Happy Anniversary to my Parents 1

My parents are celebrating 31 years of marriage today. They haven’t had the perfect marriage, but I think they’ve weathered the storms of life perfectly. They know how to be silly, to be kind, to put up with each other’s quirks and love their kids well. They’ve taught me the […]


2012 Finances: How Did We Do? 5

Y’all, in exactly two weeks we start a brand new year. Can you believe it? This year has flown. I always get excited about the new year. New goals, new dreams, new plans! As I was going through our finances to help create goals for the new year, I decided it […]

Prince of Peace 2

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 Like so many, I am shocked, horrified and heartbroken for the events that occured in Newtown, Connecticut on Friday. I found myself […]


Five Things Friday 9

1. Who needs prayer? I am running for two hours tomorrow and would love to spend that time praying for you! Comment or email me your requests and I promise they will be lifted up during my 12-mile jaunt. 2. When I got back from my vacation, I had over […]

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