Marriage Holiday Help

Where did the year go?  December starts tomorrow.  Thanksgiving just happened, so I guess we will attempt to set up the Christmas tree soon!  Among all the laundry, diapers, and paperwork, right now all I have is a peppermint candle burning in the other room and Christmas music on Pandora.  For now, it’s enough to get us in the holiday spirit!

In effort to usher in the holidays at, here are some links to past posts on the topic of holidays [Read more…]

Cross Family Thankgiving

Thanksgiving Idea and a reflection on thankfulness from realmarriedlife.comIn our living room sits an over-sized pink chair.  I like to think of it as red.  Maybe that’s because it helps me think of it as a piece fitting with our decor. . . rather than the old, college dorm, hand-me-down pink chair it actually is.  With a newborn, I spend plenty of time there these days.  To keep the days and nights from blending together, I move my camp from a grey chair in the nursery at night to the pink (“red”) chair during the day.  I spend several hours in that old chair every day. Even though more of those hours are spent learning about home renovations and contemporary furniture on HGTV than I would care to admit, for the most part my time in the pink chair is anything but exciting.  The days can be long, I can feel discontent, and the demands of life can get me down.

But on our living room wall, directly across [Read more…]