Friday Faves — Christmas Stars (featuring my friend Mrs. Claus)

Friday Faves — Christmas Stars (featuring my friend Mrs. Claus)

November has always been a busy time of year for my friend Mrs. Claus, and this year is no exception. In fact, 2020 has presented her with even more challenges -- how to keep the big guy healthy enough to circle the globe on Christmas Eve, how to convince those elves to keep their masks [...]

Peace on earth

Peace on earth

We are clinging to Christmas for as long as it will let us…or at least until next weekend, which is the firm deadline I gave the youngest member of our household when he insisted we leave all our decorations – including the tree – up “forever.” I get a little twitchy post-New Year’s Eve although, [...]

Love on a canvas

Love on a canvas

Some gifts steal your breath and you have to look away for a moment or two to catch it back. That’s what happened to us Christmas Eve when we saw the painting our daughter Katherine had commissioned for us. The artwork, painted by the very talented Hannah Ribbens, captures a moment in which our two [...]