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    Musings: FALLing into Gratitude

    Fall brings one of my favorite holidays. Door Mat // Hobby LobbyShoes & Dress // Old Navy Thanksgiving, of course.  But more than taking in all the beautiful fall colors lining the streets of Sacramento, are the small acts of generosity that recently reminded me to be grateful and thankful. So, very appropriate for this time of year. To think that a child could not try a sport or activity is foreign to me. My naivety comes from the privilege and hard work of my parents, whom never let this be a barrier for myself or Lil. It went unnoticed at the time, but my parents worked so hard to…

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    Be Merry…

    …or not! Normally, the time right before Thanksgiving to New Years is my favorite time of the year (minus summer months). But for some reason this year, I’m just not in the spirit. Wrapping presents and shopping felt like a chore, which is normally my FAVORITE thing to do, especially the wrapping. Decorating was fun, but since we’ve had our tree since the weekend after Thanksgiving, it is already super dried out. Besides being dry, our tree definitely has character this year. I went a little larger than last year and I think I should have added another string of lights. But it definitely has a goofy lean to it,…