Winter Escape the First

Winter Escape the First
I know technically Thanksgiving isn’t for another week, but ours is here early! The in-laws arrived yesterday, and we did a bunch of prep work last night, including making the turkey. It was hard to keep them from eating it right away. My family is coming over tonight, and the feast will commence. We planned on a scaled-back mini-Thanksgiving, but as ...

101 Things v2 Progress Report: October 2014

Begin Date: April 4, 2013 End Date: December 31, 2015 Items Completed: 34 Items that won’t be Completed: 3 I finished 2 items in October 2014. #25 Increase my deferral to Christmas Club and actually use that money for Christmas gifts (I ended up putting aside way more money than I needed, too, so that was a nice bonus.) #94 Get to 15 reputation ...

It’s Battle Hymn Time.

It's Battle Hymn Time.
We had a really gorgeous fall for the first time in recent memory, so it was extra-shocking when it suddenly became winter this week. Ok, not technically winter, but cold enough for me to acknowledge that I’m not going to feel my fingers and toes again until April or so. (And that is why we vacation.) So I’ve joked for ...

The Haps, Fall Edition

The Haps, Fall Edition
Things that I’ve been doing in the last month or so, since we returned from New York: 1) I finished writing about our trip! I haven’t had time to proofread yet, so please don’t criticize my spelling too much. 2) We hosted a baby shower for Wendy and Amelia. Everything was rainbow-colored, Shawn did a fabulous job of decorating, and ...