My Christmas Lesson

I wrote this blog post a few years ago, but it rings true still, each year since. Maybe you can relate… I had a horrible day on December 23rd. Our holiday season was very busy this year.  We were gone a lot, we had a lot of obligations.  We had holiday parties, LOTS of work, we bought gifts, we did this, we did that, we celebrated, we were here, there, and everywhere, and up to our elbows in Christmas cheer.  It was[Read more]

What We’ve Been Watching

We are BIG TV watchers- it’s what we do at night to decompress while we’re working. And I truly think we’re in another golden age of television- there are just SO MANY good shows, documentaries, movies, and even old reruns to watch now! The holidays are such a good time to catch up on shows (especially since football is more or less over except for bowl games and the playoffs), so I thought I’d share some of the shows that[Read more]

Hello December + Some Holiday Randoms

Can you even believe we are already in the last month of the year? Of the decade?? I am going to quit apologizing for not posting regularly, and also quit telling you that I’m back to regular posting, because life is cray and I’m doing the best I can! The holiday season is in full swing, and I’m trying to not make the same mistakes I’ve made in the past and put so much pressure on myself that I miss[Read more]

Lutons Lately + Weekly Meal Plan

I tell you what, life has been crazy lately! I know I’ve only written a handful of blog posts in the last few months, and every time I do I say, “I’m back!” like I’m back to stay, but then it’s another few weeks before the next post. It has definitely not been my intention to be inconsistent in my posting here, but, man, that is just how life is sometimes! So I thought I’d give you a bit of[Read more]

Old School Family Movies

We are a movie-watching family. Usually on Friday nights (some random Tuesdays or Thursdays too), we all pile on the sofas with popcorn and M&Ms and argue over pick out a movie to watch all together. But lately, instead of the latest releases, I’ve been scrolling through our extensive options and choosing old school family movies from when I was growing up! Not only is it fun to relive the nostalgia of the 80’s and 90’s, but the kids LOVE[Read more]

Ben’s 7th Birthday + Weekly Meal Plan

Hello everyone and happy Monday! Hope you had a wonderful weekend and are having a great start to your week! I can’t tell you how ridiculously busy we’ve been around here, and honestly, I don’t see it slowing down anytime soon. It is equal parts stressful and equal parts totally normal, haha, but I do try to clear the calendar and REST on the weekends when we can. ANYWAY- I’m back, if just for today, haha, to chat about my[Read more]

Links I Love

Most evenings, after the kids go to bed and I’m finished with whatever work I needed to wrap up, I love to browse all my favorite blogs and websites for recipes, articles, quizzes, and other fun things to keep me up far too late. Here are some links that I’ve come across lately that were too fun to keep to myself! Healthy Dip Recipes. YUM! Have you checked out Paperless Post lately? Scott’s birthday is coming up next month and[Read more]

Mid-Summer Check-In

Hello my long-lost friends! I took a somewhat unintentional summer hiatus, but am back to check in with you! I hope your summer is going well- it’s lasted about 30 minutes for us, or so it seems. I CAN NOT believe it’s already halfway over! It’s equal parts depressing and motivating. We’ve got a lot to cram into the last month of summertime! But so far, we’ve had some fun, some work, some downtime, some travel, and I thought I’d[Read more]