Sleep, Sweet Evelette


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You saw your first snow today. You stared with wide blue eyes. You quietly studied the new white world with wonder.  And when you got too cold, you came inside to warm up by the fire. You giggled as you drank your hot chocolate. You're so wild and so full of adventure. But so tiny […]

December 8, 2017

Let it Snow


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It's a Christmas miracle — snow in Mississippi! We were in disbelief when we woke up saw the backyard covered in a blanket of white. And despite every instinct in my body screaming at me that it was wrong, I woke the kids up at 6:30 so they could watch the snow fall. And I […]

December 8, 2017

In the Mess


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The last few days have been intentionally slow. We're starting our Christmas this weekend at my mom's, where additionally we will find out the gender of our sweet growing baby. Yay! But it's sometimes in the slowness that we really struggle to find joy and rest. Ironic?  The kids beg and beg not to do […]

December 7, 2017

Perfect Gingerbread Cookies


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Gingerbread is the perfect coffee cookie… am I right? And I think the perfect addition to your holiday celebration. For some reason, one type of cookie on the table is never enough. I joked recently that my husband is a 'more is more' kind of guy, but really when it comes to food and celebrations […]

December 5, 2017

The Magic Hour


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Do you ever have days or moments so perfect that they seem to be begging for a musical soundtrack? We had one of those days last weekend… I think this song fits perfectly. Take a listen with me? Come climb the hill with meCome and be still with meCome watch the sun sink awayIf you […]

December 5, 2017

A Weary World Rejoices


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The house was clean and quiet this morning when I got up. I sat in my favorite chair, cradling my beloved cup of coffee and gazing at the twinkle lights on the tree. The quiet of the house hung in the air and sank deep into my soul. And I breathed in the peace of […]

December 3, 2017

Christmas Tree Decorating


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We love traditions. And one of our favorites is the annual event of riding across town to the whimsical garden center at Home Depot to pick out the perfect Christmas tree.  This happens every year the day after Thanksgiving. We get the tree home, eat a leftover turkey sandwich and a deviled egg, and then […]

December 1, 2017