It had to be done.  I missed my people.  My kids missed their people.  We had to make a visit to Virginia.  Four kids.  One adult.  15 hour road trip.  Its enough to make you NOT want to attempt it. The day after Christmas, we hopped in the car, fully stocked with snacks, movies, and … Continue reading Captured


I wasn't ready. Uprooting and relocating is one thing, but completely redefining how you celebrate the holidays is another.  I didn't know what to expect.  I wasn't grieving, but I wasn't ready to do anything different. I tried to avoid Thanksgiving at home.  At first we attempted a trip to Houston, then a trip to … Continue reading Redefined