scenes of october

It’s no secret that I live for this time of year. What with the succession of holidays, and the shorter days, it gives you every excuse to celebrate and really appreciate the little things in life. Everything nice and slow. I like to take this time of year to step back, practice living intentionally, and notice […]

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scenes of christmas

Finally getting around to sharing some bits of Christmas around our parts. Like every year, we went Christmas tree hunting the weekend after Thanksgiving. We came home with a 6-7 foot tall one this year, and his name is Ferdinand. He has been a lovely addition to our household. I put on Love, Actually, made […]

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our thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving holiday was just the break I needed. Come Monday morning it felt like we hadn’t been to work in forever, and it was glorious. Even with helping my brother and Hannah prep the Thanksgiving meal and having all the family over, the stress was kept to a minimum (minus one intense spat during […]

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giving thanks

Happy Thanksgiving! I couldn’t be more ready for this Thanksgiving holiday if I tried. Yesterday I experienced one of my random anxiety attacks, so to have a vacation from work to just relax and spend time with family is straight up what the doctor ordered. This year we’re heading to San Diego, as my brother and his […]

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thanksgiving prep

Wasn’t it just summer? And my birthday? And Halloween? How is Thanksgiving 2 weeks away? Life never seems to slow down, does it? Also, when will I stop asking questions? The next two months are going to be busy – busy with work and acting classes and the holidays (and God as my witness, a […]

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belated halloween

OH MY GOD IT’S COLD OUTSIDE!!! Guys, if there’s anything that can affect my mood, it’s the weather (and food, if I’m being honest). And this week (albeit a little late for my liking), the weather has cooled off. As in I have to wear a jacket! All my dreams are coming true. I shared […]

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october

As much as I love the summer, the heat wave this year was brutal. Fall couldn’t come soon enough, and though it hasn’t been consistent (the sun came guns blazing Halloween day), I think cooler temperatures have generally come to stay. As with every season, I’ve tried to relish it as much as I can. A […]

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new york new york part three

It appears that I didn’t take photos on Wednesday (it rained all day), but we slept in a little and saw a matinee showing of Matilda (one of my childhood favorites). I was so surprised to see a girl I went to elementary school with playing Ms. Honey in the production; even at a young […]

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big bear mountain

Since Whitney had the entire Thanksgiving weekend off, we decided to make a quick trip to Big Bear. It hasn’t snowed enough for snow activities (minus fake snow tubing), but we wanted to check it out anyway. We did some Christmas shopping at their annual Christmas boutique, which had a lot of vendors with handmade […]

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a christmas advent calendar

Happy Thanksgiving! I’m so excited and thankful that we get to spend today with family and eat a bunch of food! We were going to try and cook the entire meal to have at my grandparents’, but it was turning out to be too much of a hassle. So instead, they are ordering the meal […]

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