Tag Archives: Lately

Lately // May 2017

Lately // May 2017

This May was the first month all year that was fairly “normal” for our family. No big events to plan for, no visitors in town. Many of our usual weekly church commitments went on hiatus for the summer. After a busy winter and early spring, it was just what we needed. I missed having lots of fun… Continue Reading

Lately // April 2017

Lately // April 2017

This month has been a total whirlwind. (Is it just me, or does it seem like I start a lot of my monthly updates that way? I’ll let you know when I come up with a better intro!) Our days have been filled with lots of fun activities, on top of the usual daily things… Continue Reading

Lately // March 2017

Lately // March 2017

At the end of last month I was feeling emotionally battered and bruised—not because of any difficult life circumstances (outwardly, things were great) but simply due to some mental health issues that were determined to make me miserable. I knew I couldn’t keep going on that way, so I did everything I could to prompt… Continue Reading

Lately // February 2017

Lately // February 2017

I won’t try to sugarcoat it: February has never been my favorite month. Something about Christmas being a distant memory, and spring still feeling far away, tends to bring out my very worst self. The last two years were an exception; in February of 2015 we were still basking in the glory that is the… Continue Reading

Lately // January 2017

Lately // January 2017

I think I begin nearly every one of these updates by talking about how quickly the month has flown, and how I can’t believe another four weeks have slipped by without my noticing. This January was the opposite: it felt like it stretched on forever! We packed so much into a single month that it… Continue Reading

Lately // December 2016

Lately // December 2016

It’s been less than a month since my last Lately post, but we’ve packed that month with far more than four weeks’ worth of activity. Not surprisingly, this December has been dominated by all-things Christmas: decorating, Christmas parties, shopping and wrapping. . . it’s been a bit of a blur, but also so fun. This… Continue Reading

Lately // November 2016

Lately // November 2016

And just like that, we’ve arrived at Cyber Monday. I hope that you had a fabulous Thanksgiving weekend, that you got your fill of turkey and pumpkin pie, and that you made the best of some Black Friday deals. As much as I love this quick transition into the holidays, it always catches me off… Continue Reading

Lately // October 2016

Lately // October 2016

I like to think that Anne Shirley and I would have been kindred spirits, if for no other reason than, like Anne, “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” October has long been my favorite month, and this year it lived up to its full potential. The wonderful weather we’ve… Continue Reading

Lately // September 2016

Lately // September 2016

Isn’t September wonderful? It offers the same fresh start as the New Year, but without January’s dreary weather or post-Christmas blues. September = Summer Weather AND new beginnings, plus all things pumpkin, with a healthy dose of autumn decor added in; what’s not to love?! This month has definitely felt like a new chapter for… Continue Reading

Lately // August 2016

Lately // August 2016

I’m back from vacation, and what better way to return from a break than with a monthly recap?! August has been good to our little family. The month was filled with laughter, adventure, family time, and memories that I will treasure forever. Our busyness levels exceeded my usual threshold, but I wouldn’t change a thing.… Continue Reading