Harvest Comes at the End of the Season

Even though we're back in school and everyone is looking forward to all things autumn and pumkiny, our garden is still in the height of harvest season. We planted our veggies at the end of May and spent most of the summer watering and watching our plants grow. We have volunteer spaghetti squash from last … Continue reading Harvest Comes at the End of the Season

Finding Hope in the Messiness

Advent either started yesterday or last Sunday, depending on how you observe the season. Regardless, we've gotten off to a semi-rocky start. We've had a dinner-long meltdown during our candlelit meal because I wouldn't turn off all the lights; I forgot to print out the Jesse Tree ornaments that go along with Unwrapping the Greatest Gift; … Continue reading Finding Hope in the Messiness

Waiting in Anticipation

A few months ago, we were at Costco. Usually I avoid this chore like the plague - it's crowded, I'm not a fan of grazing the samples, and I always leave wondering about the state of humanity. Bea counts Costco as one of her top "date" places with Frank, just after Menchie's. I think she … Continue reading Waiting in Anticipation


My friend, Alexandra Kuykendall is doing a series on Advent reflections. I am honored to offer some thoughts on today's reading: At our house, we are preparing for Christmas. The outside lights are up (though not yet plugged in); tinsel and dollar-store ornaments decorate our two baby blue spruce in front. Our tree this year … Continue reading Preparation