Hi friends – well on this last day of July we are going to wrap up Christmas from 2018. Following Christmas day Danny and I decided to use his hockey tournament right outside of DC as an excuse to have a little staycation. My inlaws took our pup and we booked a hotel for a … More Christmas in July Part 3
And now for part 2 of Christmas in July we go to …. Christmas Day! Danny’s family has hosted a Christmas breakfast for years where they invite neighbors – both current and ones from years past – to join us and kick off the big day! This year it was a quiet brunch with … More Christmas in July Part 2
Hi friends and welcome to Christmas in July here on the blog! During the holidays I always capture a lot of fun pictures and look forward to sharing them on the blog. But that season is so full and busy, plus I usually get too excited to jump into new year posts, my Christmas fun … More Christmas in July!
One of my favorite things about being a blog follower is how the experience goes from just following along to eventually feeling like you are taking advice from a friend. As a result of my love for blogs, I have purchased clothes, tried hair styles, decorated mantles, read books, organized my office, discovered health tricks, and … More These are a Few of My Favorite Things – Juice Plus Protein Balls
Dear Danny, Happy Anniversary. Today we celebrate 9 years and I have been thinking a lot about what I wanted to say for this anniversary. Two things have come to mind that I seek to both cherish and celebrate during this season of life: our chosen bravery and how selfish I feel. Curious right? Here … More Happy Anniversary!
This week we will bury my grandfather in Arlington National Cemetery. Although he passed back in the fall, the wait can be long to join the other American Hero’s in this sacred place. This has me reflecting again on his life, the eras he has lived through, and the experiences he collected. And I continue … More Classics
Faith is a huge part of my life and I love everything about it. I love that it connects me to many generations of my ancestors, but can also be shared between complete strangers. I love how it is rooted in tradition and culture and provides a familiarity that I can turn to no matter … More A New Definition for Faith
One of my favorite things about being a blog follower is how the experience goes from just following along to eventually feeling like you are taking advice from a friend. As a result of my love for blogs, I have purchased clothes, tried hair styles, decorated mantles, read books, organized my office, discovered health tricks, … More These are a Few of My Favorite Things – Summer Favs!
Happy 4th of July everyone! Hope you all are enjoying some extra summer fun to celebrate this great country we call home. Dan’s brother is in town from Arizona so it’s a Bessette family holiday focus for us. But I did want to do a quick post on a lesson in freedom I recently discovered … More Freedom is an Opportunity
This week my parents, sister and sweet niece Millie are visiting the Midwest. Milwaukee for some time with my Aunt and her family and then Chicago to see my brother Grant and his fiancé, Kelly. We are very jealous that we weren’t able to join and have not agreed on the dates for our next … More Chicago Part 4