Five Years of Marriage: Before and After

I have photographic proof that five years of marriage and kids can dramatically change a person. This was my first driver’s license picture taken just a few weeks after Even…

Behind the Scenes of a Pageant

In case it’s not completely obvious, I participated in a “Scholarship” Pageant during my senior year of high school. To be specific, I competed in the Miss Jackson Rosequeen pageant.…

The Day After Christmas

It was magical. It was joyful. It was Simon’s first! Santa followed the signs from our fireplace to our Christmas tree and left some fun toys for the kids. “Big…

My Version of 12 Days of Christmas

On the first day of Christmas, I begged my hubby for, Image Credit ONE less dog barking. On the second day of Christmas, I begged my hubby for, TWO days of…

Need a Holiday Pep Talk?

The house is decorated, the kids are on Christmas break, the out-of-town family will be arriving any day… There may still be presents to buy, there is definitely grocery shopping…

Christmas Card 2011: Living the Dream

Our Christmas cards are finally in the mail! We typically send a family picture along with a book I write about what we did during the year. I had a lot…