Family, Marriage, Mental Health, mental illness

Epic Night for Free

Last night was epic. My husband and I cooked dinner together: hot dogs with bread (for him) and ketchup, generic box macaroni and cheese, and canned corn and green beans. I joked about how we were enjoying Poor Man’s Supper, since all of those things are so inexpensive, and not very healthy. We watched some… Continue reading Epic Night for Free

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bucket list, Mental Health

Relay For Life Recap

I wanted to do the Relay For Life because I had heard such good things. A new friend of mine has participated for 12 years, and I joined her fundraising team. I was excited to be a part of her team of friends, and to participate in this meaningful event. I found out a few… Continue reading Relay For Life Recap

bucket list, Family, Mental Health

Happy Birthday, Grandpa: Adventures in Gardening

Today would have been my grandpa’s birthday. It is precisely one week after mine, so it’s easy for me to remember. I have fond memories of my grandpa’s time with me – he was patient and kind, and he taught me to drive. My grandpa and grandma used to live on a farm in a… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Grandpa: Adventures in Gardening

Guest post, Mental Health, mental illness

Guest Post: More Than Just My Phobia

I have a really special post today: my friend Lauren of I'm Fine, Stop Asking, has written this for my blog. I think Lauren is a gifted writer and has so much to share, so I feel blessed to include this post among mine and share her work with you guys! We have tons in… Continue reading Guest Post: More Than Just My Phobia

Blogmas, Family, Marriage, Mental Health

Blogmas 15: This Year’s Christmas Newsletter

In yesterday's post, I talked about my annual newsletter. Here it is! Greetings & Happy Holidays 2017 from Savannah & Jason ( + Honey) Jason graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems and a minor in Business this fall. He repeatedly made the Dean's List and essentially taught himself in his online classes.… Continue reading Blogmas 15: This Year’s Christmas Newsletter

Blogmas, Marriage, Mental Health

Blogmas 12: Favorite Christmas Music

I love music. For the majority of my teenage years, I was a firm believer in the sentiment Music=Life. I still cherish music and its healing properties. Listening to, performing, or writing music is a great coping mechanism for me. I wanted to be a singer at one point in my life, and decided that… Continue reading Blogmas 12: Favorite Christmas Music

Blogmas, Family, Marriage, Mental Health, mental illness

Blogmas 11: Familial Celebrations and Accompanied Stress

In a previous post, I mentioned celebrating with family. I love the reduced stress and pure enjoyment that comes with celebrating with my husband and our dog, but that’s not all there is to most holidays, in my experience. Since being a married adult, we celebrate Christmas a few times per year. Once with my… Continue reading Blogmas 11: Familial Celebrations and Accompanied Stress

Blogmas, Family, Marriage, Mental Health

Blogmas 10: Tree Décor

In yesterday’s post, I talked about decorating the tree. But this is a relatively new thing for me. We got our first full-sized Christmas tree just a couple of years ago. Before that, we had a three-footer with miniature ornaments and tiny round lights preloaded on by my grandma, who gifted the whole tree to… Continue reading Blogmas 10: Tree Décor

Blogmas, Mental Health

Blogmas 6: Christmas Lights

In yesterday's post I spoke about decorating for Christmas. As much as I love our indoor tree and decorations, it is a blessing to me to drive around and view others’ outdoor decorations. Christmas lights feel magical to me. We don’t have any outdoor lights yet, but I hope we do someday. I love to… Continue reading Blogmas 6: Christmas Lights

Blogmas, Family, Marriage, Mental Health

Blogmas 5: Christmas Traditions

In yesterday’s post, I talked about some Christmas-y traditions that I uphold in my adulthood. Since I’ve been an adult living with my husband, Christmas Eve has become almost more fun to me than Christmas day. I love the traditions we’ve put into place together, such as we always go to church on Christmas Eve… Continue reading Blogmas 5: Christmas Traditions