Behold! Christmas Advent Music is Here!

And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2:10-11 ESV)

If you want to get technical, Advent technically started on Sunday, but I’m more of a December 1 kind of celebratory person. Nevertheless, Christmas Advent is here and one of the ways I love to celebrate is through music. Here’s a plethora of options to get you started, thanks to the power of shared music online! Continue reading “Behold! Christmas Advent Music is Here!”


Election Day

Today is a big day in America since it’s election day. Of equal importance around our house is that this is the first election that our girls are fully aware of and are interested in. It’s been a great learning experience for them. We’ve been going over the process, have the live streams going with results as they come in, and have answered the questions they have. They’re rather excited with the whole process.

However, given that this particular year has been far more about vilifying the other candidate than actually dealing with the issues that concern the nation most, it’s been a rough year for the entire process.

Admittedly I’ll be happy when this cycle is over. In another 4 years I hope we get back to the issues again. Continue reading “Election Day”

This is books scramble. Many books on white background.

Too Many Books, Not Enough Time

Earlier this year, I had signed up for a GoodReads campaign and set a goal to read 10 books by the end of the year. I’m a pretty slow reader, so I thought this was roughly a book a month.

To my surprise, I found that I’ve already reached that mark and might have a few more under my belt by year end! To my dismay, I found that I have only completed one of the books in my goal to go through the list of 10 Books You Pretend to Have Read (And Why You Should Really Read Them). To be fair, I did read the entire Foundation trilogy when they only mention one. I’m also finding the “urban fantasy” genre to be a rather fun read at times.

[:: sigh ::] Too many books, not enough time…

What’s on your nightstand?

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Texas Vacation 2016 Highlights

Another fabulous vacation has been road tripped, tractored, ran, ridden, faired, spidered, and so much more. I wouldn’t trade these trips for the world. It provides a great getaway from the normal (and digital) day to day life that can sometimes overwhelm you. Here are a few of my favorite photos from the trip. You can view the full album of highlights here.

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