My Week in Pictures

This week was pretty great. I actually took and posted photos on Instagram, too! I’ve been out of the habit for a while but I’m trying to get back into it because I enjoy sharing and having the photos to look back on. Here’s this week in Instagram posts, for those of you who aren’t on…

Early Christmas

Today we celebrated Christmas with my family! Since my surgery is next week, and my parents will probably be visiting extended family on Christmas Day, we went ahead and celebrated early. For me, it was one of the most fun Christmas celebrations in a long time! We kept things simple and ordered pizza (I also made…

3 Christmas Traditions

Since I’m having surgery next week, I’ve been thinking a lot about the Christmas traditions that I want to squeeze in before then. There are little things like decorating the tree, wrapping gifts, and making the house smell like cinnamon.. but I’ve realized that what really makes me feel like it’s Christmas is being with family. That…

Good Energy

Yesterday’s good energy levels spilled over into today, yay! I had a lovely time with my family for lunch. We ate some of Dad’s delicious venison chili, took Christmas photos, and decorated the tree. It’s been a while since everyone was able to come and hang out at the house together. I also wrapped all…

3+ Decades

Today is my parents’ 32nd Anniversary! ❤️ In honor of them, I thought I’d share 3 things about their relationship for today’s Three Things Thursday post. (Disclaimer: Mom used to tell us these stories periodically when we were growing up, but I haven’t heard them in a long time so the details are a little fuzzy. I…

3 Things I’m Thankful For

Happy Thanksgiving, friends! I’m getting this in kinda late but I hope you all had a great time celebrating the holiday in whatever way you celebrated. There are many things to be thankful for this year and every year, but lately I’ve been feeling extra grateful for three big things: 1. The online community that…

One Woman’s Boredom is Another Woman’s Luxury

I had enough energy today to get lunch with my family and then watch the football game with Josh’s family! It was a really nice – it’s not often that I get to see every member of my families in one day anymore! But man, it wore me out. I’m staying up to take a pill at…