Just Dawn

   

Christmas wrap-up

Ok, I know this is so terribly late, but better late than never, right?? We hosted my family’s Christmas celebration here this year, and I must say it went much smoother than the last time we played host. That is to say, our turkey was…

A New Year

New year’s weekend is a hard time for me. I’m carrying a heavy heart while remembering a very close friend, who was taken from us three years ago today, and welcoming in another year without her in my life. This is one of my favorite…

Christmas Catch-up

Sorry for the quietness here over the past few days. This week has been so crazy busy for me. Between staying late at the office, hosting guests, and trying to get at least a start on my Christmas shopping, I’ve barely had time to open…

Weekend Baking

Happy Monday! Hopefully you had a great and relaxing weekend. Mine seemed too short, but it was good. Yesterday I helped my sister and our friend Akanksha bake several dozen cookies for an area food pantry. I’m not sere exactly how many we ended up…

Slowing Down

Its getting close to the end of the year and I’m running around trying to get some things wrapped up, making lists for Christmas shopping, and trying to get all the decorations up and projects done in time to host Christmas dinner here at out…

Lovely Family Photos

I am so excited to share these photos. I’d been anxiously awaiting our family photo session for weeks (read checking the weather report every day for signs of rain), and our photographers, Kelsey and Kylee of Ever Lovely Photography, did not disappoint. We really wanted…

TGIM

This post doesn’t fit into any of my usual ‘categories’, but I feel an overwhelming urge to write, because this past weekend was one I will never forget and I need to put it down. It was unreal and scary and I’m shaking just thinking…

Brandi Carlile in Concert

If you’re not a fan of Brandi Carlile, you really, really should be. She has been a favorite since I was in college and I’m very lucky to have had the opportunity to see her live three times now. The most recent time was this…

Dear Diary

So sorry for the lack of posts over the past several days. It’s been a little crazy here. I’ll try to play catch up today with a little diary-type entry of what’s been going on. Ok, that’s a lie. It’s not little. It’s really lengthy…