Friday, December 27, 2013

Monday, December 23, 2013

The happiest wishes
Are just old-fashioned wishes:
May your days be merry,
May your sorrows be small.
May the ones you love
Be near you
That's the happiest Christmas of all.


Friday, December 20, 2013


Back in August I made a goal for myself: to finish a first draft of my newest book by Christmas holiday. Last week, I met my goal! It was important for me to finish before Christmas because I knew once vacation hit, I would lose time and steam.

But now the real work can begin: revision. I must say, I prefer this process to writing a first draft from scratch. I like having a structure of a story to work with.

I'm setting another goal: have a working draft by Easter.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Tis the Season

We've been having quite a ball celebrating the season. Every day we count down to Christmas with an ornament our Elf hides.

We've been eating lots of treats

And enjoying fire side nights

Monday, December 2, 2013

Thanksgiving Vacation

This year we went down to my family's. My grandma hosted the dinner and we spent the weekend with my parents. Two highlights this year: my sister surprised everyone by coming home early from Belize. And my brother and sister in law had their baby early. What a weekend!


Baby Margot Iona

We also had time to decorate the house for the holidays!