Tips for Hosting Thanksgiving When You’re Pregnant (and a Giveaway!)

I don’t know about you, but I really can’t believe that it’s already the weekend before Thanksgiving. I started my shopping list this morning, and my mind is filled with the many things I need to get done around our house before friends join us on Thanksgiving Day. The holidays … Continue reading

All the Baking!

I may have over-committed myself near the end of 2014. I volunteered for a few things, made some family plans, got excited about hosting our “Army Orphan Thanksgiving” again this year, and then saw a big influx in freelance work. Suddenly I was in over  my head. Juggling work and … Continue reading

Wordless Wednesday: Our First Turkey

Our First Turkey

It took 21 months of marriage before my husband and I were able to celebrate our first married Thanksgiving together. Here we are, with our first turkey. One thing is certain about starting marriage with a deployment: It makes you immensely thankful for the time you have together.

A German Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving will be our first time hosting the holiday meal. Our families are in the US and we’re in Germany, but we were lucky enough to have friends with frequent flier miles who made their way to Deutschland for the week. The highlight of this year’s Thanksgiving is that … Continue reading

Thanksgiving Dinner in Topeka, Kansas

In September of this year, I had the opportunity to meet some incredible people at the 140 Conference Small Town in Hutchinson, Kansas. One of the people I met there is Joe Cheray or @wildheart4ver if you know Joe through Twitter. The #140 Conference Small Town is unique from most … Continue reading

Things to be Thankful For

Thanksgiving is more than a day to me this year- it’s the whole week. I’ve thought a lot about my personal and professional support networks; my mentors and the mentors I’d like to build relationships with; and some of the things about living in small town Missouri that are really good for … Continue reading

Smalltowngirl’s Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving I had more to be thankful for than I can articulate. Among the things I found myself the most thankful for were: My dad’s health. My brother coming home for the holiday. Not having to travel to come home for the holiday for the first time in a … Continue reading

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