2016

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2016 favorites

2016 favorites

It’s so easy to just want to get past this year.  It has been a tough year for the world, and it seems to have been a tough year for a lot of people personally (including us).  So I’m trying to end it by looking at the good…and hoping for even better next year. Also, … more

what i’ve been reading {sept-dec 2016}

Tribal: College Football and the Secret Heart of America by Diane Roberts As a college football lover, this book has been on my list since it came out, and I thought fall would be the perfect time for it.  It really is a great book about football and all the issues surrounding it: gender, sexuality, abuse, … more

chocolate snowflake cookies (and advent and joy)

chocolate snowflake cookies (and advent and joy)

Every year, the older I get, the more I appreciate Advent.  Every year I love the grief and the hope more, the reminders of joy, the candles, the sometimes somber hymns.  I loved Advent as a little girl because I loved sitting with my family and lighting the Advent candles, every week another one until … more

everyday bread

everyday bread

Objectively, life has been difficult lately.  We have joked that moving cursed us, but sometimes I feel there is actually something to that.  If our lives looked too good to be true back in the summer (beach trip!  UK trip!  new house!), don’t worry; the universe has come back for us. Since we have moved … more

on miscarriage

on miscarriage

Last week, two days after the election (so talk about terrible timing emotionally), I found out I had had a miscarriage. I was 9, creeping up on 10, weeks pregnant.  It apparently happened around 7.5 weeks, or just a couple of days after my first doctor’s visit. That same afternoon I went in to the … more