When I was a kid, I thought that New Year’s was somehow magical. I imagined that somehow, at midnight, everything was wiped clean and we all miraculously got a clean slate with which to start the next year. The parties and celebrations seemed to lend credence to that – why else would we be celebrating? Also, staying up until midnight – kind of a big deal when your bedtime is usually 8:30! [Read more…] about The Magic of a New Year
Well, it’s kind of a yucky morning out there. It’s cold, the rain turned into snow overnight, and it’s one of those days where my warm cozy bed is pretty inviting. In fact, the duvet didn’t want to let me get up and kept calling me back for snuggles.
It’s Sunday. No one would miss me at church, would they? I am tired, and would love to nestle into this warm bed with a cat on one side and a golden retriever on the other and just stay put. [Read more…] about Singing to God, preaching to my soul
October seems like such a time of transitions for our family – three years ago we made a big transition and moved to Rochester on October 8th. We like to do a lot of big things at once. Remember that time we had a baby, then moved to NY, and sold our first home mid-move while driving across the interstate to Albany? [Read more…] about It’s our Rochesterversary!
September just began – WHAT! Suddenly we’re the parents of an almost-teenager, summer is over and the last year of middle school is upon us… [Read more…] about See You in September
So there we were, wearing our American flag tshirts, as we do every 4th of July (thanks for having a sale on those every year, Old Navy). Seems appropriate for us Canucks to try blending in on a national holiday such as the 4th.
We had just enjoyed a lovely dinner of homemade hamburgers grilled up on the back deck, and were moving on to the dessert portion of the evening. [Read more…] about That Time We Had The Most American 4th of July Ever… So Far