What I Learned this Month: February Edition

I'm not quite sure how we got to March so quickly - I know February is the shortest month but gee whiz! We've had the strangest weather the last few months -- excessive rain and wild temperature fluctuations. It's got me feeling unsettled as we head into spring storm season. Time to get that tornado drill done at the preschool! I tried to get this post up on Friday, but my server was down, so better late than never, right? … [Read more...]

Thoughts On… A Measured Response

Welcome to Monday, friends! I hope you're week is off to a good start! This has been rattling around in my brain lately in various forms, so I hope you'll bear with me for some thoughts. I've become acutely aware that I probably pay too much attention to the news these days. I've begun to long for the days of reading the daily newspaper and tuning in to the six o'clock news while making dinner for the family as the extent of my news … [Read more...]

Word(s) for 2019

I'm a little late to the party on a word for the year this time. Early in January I saw all manner of bloggers choosing their Word of the Year, and I have to confess I was envious. Admittedly my WOTYs are more readily apparent some years than others. Once in a while, I'll see it, read it EVERYWHERE. Sometimes it's a more drawn out process of finding it through prayer and reflection. Last year, I abandoned it all together. This year I … [Read more...]

Currently… January 2019

Hello? Is this thing on? :) I had no intention of being away so long... but life happened and so here we are. I've been itching to dust off this space for a while, but was fearful the words wouldn't come. But wouldn't you know that with January came some thoughts and ideas. January is "that month" for me -- a cozy time of reflection and dreaming, resting and re-energizing. There's been a lot of life lived in the last year. I'm quite sure … [Read more...]

Friday Wrap Up

Good morning, friends!  I'm back again this week to just wrap up and also to say -- THANKSGIVING???  It feels really early this year, or maybe I'm just behind again?  I think since I haven't been doing any decorating and recipe posts, this totally snuck up on me. Except that we hosted over 100 grandparents at Legacy this week for our annual Grandparents Brunch!  This is a pre-Thanksgiving tradition that we carried over from the school we were … [Read more...]

Getting Back in the Saddle

Hello, friends... long time no see.  I have missed you all and have started this post about 20 times over the last several weeks, only to be once again at a loss for words.  Yikes.  At the beginning of October, we lost my brother-in-law suddenly to a heart attack.  And my mother-in-law did not fare well in the aftermath of that loss.  We have spent the last several weekends (Thursday nights through Sundays) in South Georgia helping her navigate … [Read more...]

Prayers for Vegas… and the World

I had a different post planned for today, but it's hard for me to wrap my head around sharing anything other than this... Y'all. Isn't there enough heartache and tragedy in the world?? Mother Nature has ravaged our country in recent weeks, causing death and destruction of epic proportions.  The events in Las Vegas just devastate me.  This death and destruction was wrought by human hands.  By a human mind and heart consumed with … [Read more...]

Five on Friday: Thoughts on Our Move

Happy Fall and TGIF!  My word, what a wacky week!  I could've sworn it was a full moon with all the strange things that went on... but I made it through and now I'm on FALL BREAK.  #blessit  Today we're headed to Augusta for my daughter's white coat ceremony and then I'm off to the beach on an extended girls' trip!  Woo hoo!  I plan to do a lot of resting, reading, laughing, and sunning.  If you follow me on Instagram, you'll get some peeks at … [Read more...]

How You Can Help

Good Monday morning, friends!  What a difference a week makes -- this time last week we were under a tropical storm warning and the ATL was pretty much shut down.  While there were tons of power outages here, we were spared.  Things are pretty much back to normal around here, but not so for our friends in Texas and Florida. I was so blessed last week as we wrapped up our Diaper Drive at Legacy.  My sweet families answered the call and we … [Read more...]

Tuesday Thoughts: Church of the Small Things

Hello, friends, from a soggy Atlanta. I have to begin by extending my thoughts and prayers to everyone affected by Irma... I began to see pics of our beloved USVI on Friday and positively wept. The devastation is horrific in the wake of this storm, both in the Caribbean and in Florida. We were in a state of "lock down" here in an abundance of caution and so I spent yesterday alternating between watching hurricane and storm coverage and the 9/11 … [Read more...]