Embracing the Comfort of Three-Star Reviews

On Amazon, a 3-star review means the book or product is "ok" and is filed under critical reviews. I have trouble with this. In my mind, 3 out of 5 stars means I liked something but it wasn't life-changing. I read enough good-but-not-great books to be comfortable giving a lot of reads 3 stars. I know … Continue reading Embracing the Comfort of Three-Star Reviews

Appreciating Spring Snow

One of my favorite things about springtime in Colorado is that the weather changes quickly. The other day, it snowed in the morning and by the time we picked Bea up from track practice in the afternoon, we were wearing t-shirts and enjoying the sunshine and dry ground. We're up in the mountains, decompressing from … Continue reading Appreciating Spring Snow

Building A Foundation of Feasting

I feel like you'd be happier all by yourself in an apartment in Paris than here with us. Frank and I were talking about this stressful season when I'm alone with the girls and he's alone at work. My mind drifted to my freshman year in Paris when we would gather in my friend's chambre de … Continue reading Building A Foundation of Feasting

Spending Quality Time With Art

My top Love Language is Quality Time. During tax season, this means we are very protective of our weekends. We try to make sure to eat at least one meal as just the four of us and we keep Frank's one day off as relaxed as possible. Of course, things happen and we engage with … Continue reading Spending Quality Time With Art

Love Flowers Best in Openness and Freedom

Have you ever been to a place where your entire body exhales? Where you wouldn't necessarily want to live year-round because you need a place to go and reset? We were talking the other day about investing vacation homes instead of renting for a week and the discussion turned to finding a place that is incredible … Continue reading Love Flowers Best in Openness and Freedom

Death and Taxes

After a mild February and March, typical spring weather hit - just in time for spring break. For our week off, we had drizzly mornings, warmer afternoons, and hard-to-predict forecasts which made playdates a bit difficult. But, our grass is green and our trees are blossoming. When asked to describe the significance of black in … Continue reading Death and Taxes

Redeeming a Lost Weekend

We have two weeks left in tax season. These will be the craziest two weeks, but it feels good to be in countdownable mode. On my desk calendar, I have an x-ed out Hooray tax season is finished!!! on April 15 and had to move it to April 18. A whole weekend farther away. For some, … Continue reading Redeeming a Lost Weekend

A Surprise Pause

It's 9:40 and already today hasn't gone as planned. I wasn't going to write this post, for one. We had a lot to do between dance class and preparation for our one 2-day weekend as a family. And then, through a miscommunication, we ended up skipping dance. Instead, we are playing in the snow, drinking … Continue reading A Surprise Pause