A Little Ace Hardware Christmas Magic. On a Wednesday.

We got our Christmas tree tonight. We tried to go on Sunday, but by the time Kate’s lacrosse practice was over, Emma’s small group was finished, Ryan’s Cleveland Browns had destroyed my poor Bengals and the Atlanta United soccer game was over, we found out that Ace was closed. And, yes, we get our Christmas tree from Ace Hardware. In Cincinnati, we used to get … Continue reading A Little Ace Hardware Christmas Magic. On a Wednesday.

This Year, I Am Most Thankful for the Fire

Occasionally, you’ll be walking along your lovely, happy little life, whistling a tune, rocking your skinny jeans and out of the clear blue, a wall of fire will suddenly light up in front of you. (Of course, I’m speaking figuratively here… I don’t literally mean a fire. So it’s sort of the same as when my daughter says literally {as in… I am literally going … Continue reading This Year, I Am Most Thankful for the Fire

(Not Really A) Girls’ Trip!

As I was packing the car yesterday morning, a friend walked by with her dog. She asked about our holiday travel plans and I told her that the girls and I were driving back to Cincinnati and that Ryan would fly up on Wednesday. “Awesome,” she said. “You’ll have so much fun bonding!” I laughed and we wished each other Happy Thanksgiving. And I thought, … Continue reading (Not Really A) Girls’ Trip!