We’ve only just begun (and I’m already taking a break!)


Yep. I’m going to give myself this week with my kiddos in town to just enjoy them, so I’ll see you on Saturday, the 29th. If there is an amazingly good grandkid story (there often is with Lilli in the house!), I’ll pop in unannounced, but otherwise, I’m diving in to all things family.

I hope you’ll do the same, and breath thanks in and out, over and over and over. Relish your time with your own people and steep yourself in all your blessings. If we do, none of us will come out the same on the other side.

And wouldn’t that be wonderful?

Happy Thanksgiving!



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Hands On

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His Words (for when you’re disappointed)

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A Little Christmas

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