A Happy Thanksgiving in 2020

It's been a really weird year, but I'm heading into the holidays with an optimistic outlook for a Happy Thanksgiving with few family members. Immediately after writing that first sentence, I got off the computer and didn't bother with it again until now, which is Saturday and Thanksgiving is done and gone... So belated Happy … Continue reading A Happy Thanksgiving in 2020

COVID Can’t Stop Halloween Tricks and Treats

Halloween plans were up in the air this year due to COVID overshadowing everything. Events were still being cancelled and the CDC was advising against parties and trick-or-treating. But we decided not to let that ruin the fun and suited up to wander about the neighborhood. I went all-out dressing up since I didn't get … Continue reading COVID Can’t Stop Halloween Tricks and Treats

All About Dad Printable Father’s Day Fill-in Sheet

I did one of these last year and the results were pretty funny! So this year I made my own printable "All About Dad" Father's Day fill-in questionnaire that will work for every year. Click below to download the printable PDF file and see what funny answers your kids come up with! Fathers-Day-fill-inDownload And if … Continue reading All About Dad Printable Father’s Day Fill-in Sheet

The Christmas Cards that Never Arrived

A few weeks ago I did a post asking people to send me Christmas cards. I deleted it after less than a week because I ran across a couple of other card requests and I felt like those people might need them a little bit more. In the end, I got NO CARDS AT ALL, … Continue reading The Christmas Cards that Never Arrived

Going On Christmas Break, Goodbye 2019

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I think this will be my last post for 2019, unless I feel like I absolutely have to write something. I don't want any deadlines or work stuff looming over my head for the holidays. It's time to get offline and enjoy the moment. Or just be able to … Continue reading Going On Christmas Break, Goodbye 2019

Military Wife Life: Christmas with a Husband Deployed

In my 17 years as a military wife, I have spent many a Christmas with my husband deployed. This time it's different, however, because there's a four-year-old little boy just discovering the wonders of the Christmas season and depending on me to channel my inner Santa enough to create a memorable family holiday experience. A … Continue reading Military Wife Life: Christmas with a Husband Deployed

Keane Interest: Holiday Edition

Happy Holidays! We had a great visit to grandma's for Thanksgiving, followed by the longest drive home ever. Holiday traffic is the worst! Then we kicked Christmas season off right away on Dec. 1st with a visit to the GAAM Holiday Nerd Market. Next we enjoyed the tree lighting at the Atlantic Beach Country Club … Continue reading Keane Interest: Holiday Edition

The Question that Made Me Put Up a Christmas Tree

Since my husband is deployed, I wasn't planning on putting a up a Christmas tree this year. It's a lot of work for one person to go buy and set up a real tree, and buying a big fake one seemed like a waste because we usually get a real one. Also I wasn't feeling … Continue reading The Question that Made Me Put Up a Christmas Tree

Happy Thanksgiving!

The holidays are officially here and with it I'll be taking some blogging breaks. Unless of course the holidays drive me crazy and I feel the need to soothe myself by writing. I have a few posts in the works, including a Geeky Holiday Gift Guide and maybe a new Keane Interest wrap-up post. But … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!

Making Happy Halloween Memories

My very first Halloween memory is from around 3-years-old, when my mom took the clothes off a giant doll and dressed me as Raggedy Ann. We went around the neighborhood trick-or-treating and when one house turned off its lights and wasn't quite in the Halloween spirit, my mom picked me up, handed me a bar … Continue reading Making Happy Halloween Memories