Category Archives: holidays

The Day We Moved to The Shire

July 1st was Move In Day. We filled up on waffles and coffee for breakfast and then drove to the Charlais neighborhood to get the keys to our new home. Our woodland cottage is adorable! It sits on a cul-de-sac … Continue reading

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That’s how I felt on Mother’s Day this year. And I’m thankful. The happiness of it caught me by surprise. While I always send my mom a Mother’s Day card, I especially enjoyed writing hers this year. I know she’s … Continue reading

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Celebration of Our Living Hope

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 1 Peter 1:3 … Continue reading

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Shamrock Birthday

Last Thursday was my 33rd birthday. I felt known, loved, and treasured. (I also fell apart by the end of the day, but birthdays are a weird mix of emotions like that for me.) Stephen got up early and brought me … Continue reading

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Of Valentine Ninjas and Mountain Men

I think I’ve created a new holiday character. Introducing—-the Valentine Ninja! Here’s the story… Back in my Utah days, my roomie Tara and I hosted a Valentine sleepover for the teen and tween girls at the school where we were teaching. … Continue reading

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A Moody New Year’s

Happy 2016! We rang in the New Year, little-kid-style—and it was a very stressful New Year’s. Mommy and Daddy were irritable and the little guys were hyper. Don’t let these pictures deceive you—we were moody Moodys, and it was all we … Continue reading

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Family & Friends for Christmas

After all the busyness of Christmas preparation, we celebrated a relaxing and quiet Christmas Eve with David and Tammy visiting from Colorado. They flew in late on the night before Christmas Eve—while Mom and Dad Moody were still in town—and Brynn … Continue reading

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Christmas Collages

Mom and Dad Moody came for five days before Christmas! We introduced them to the meaty deliciousness that is Miracle Mile Delicatessen and then drove up to a lookout on South Mountain. The road to the summit was closed due to storm … Continue reading

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If your lives are anything like ours this month, you’ve been running from one errand, to the next event, to the next task without much time to catch your breath! A couple Sundays ago our little family sang Jesus, Joy … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Weekend

Our Thanksgiving weekend was full of get-togethers and activities, so we reserved Thanksgiving Day for just us five at home. Wednesday night was the annual Pie and Praise at church. I took my signature sugar cream pie, and we remembered … Continue reading

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