Our society, myself included, has become absolutely obsessed with true crime. Beyond a basic interest in current news stories, there are podcasts, websites, streaming documentaries and more dedicated to the salacious details behind cases involving everything from petty crime to murder. And that is not necessarily a bad thing. Widespread media attention can sometimes lead
Norman and Nathan. Those were the names of the two kittens we adopted from an event at a pet store in North Little Rock in July of 2007 from the Maumelle Friends of the Animals. Sweet and shy, they took a few days to adjust to our home, where they were rechristened Jack and Harry.
I have written before that I only began observing Lent in the past few years once I began attending and becoming interested in the Epsicopal church which observes liturgical practices. When I was growing up, we Baptists were all about the big E – Easter Sunday – and didn’t really observe the 40 days prior
Hearts and cupids. Flowers and candy. School parties with elaborately constructed boxes. Valentine’s Day is a romantic holiday for some, a reason to give gifts for many, and a painful day to simply make it through for others. Depending on your source, there is actually more than one Saint Valentine. And the holiday which came
I have never been one to be particularly community minded. I’m more of a lone wolf. Ok, maybe not a lone wolf but a semi lone wolf with a very small pack. I care immensely about others and the world around me but I would prefer to care from afar, in my own little bubble.
Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. A federal holiday since 1983, and observed on the third Monday of each January, the day is meant be one of service, although more times than not, people simply see it as a day off from work or school! In his sermon/speech The Birth of a New Nation,
Last but not least…I give you the nativity sets. Our main display is simply the Holy Family and we have had it for years – I still have the original box from Wal-Mart that is marked $9.88. Amazingly, it has made annual trips up and down from the attic unscathed. I have displayed it on
Every year since Sarah was a baby, we have gotten a live tree. Trever’s preferred tree is a Frasier Fir, but this year we chose a Noble Fir. Over the years, we have had trees nearly fall off the top of the vehicle on transporting them home, have returned trees for being too small, too
These are all the decorations which haven’t fit into other categories. Sleigh bells and wreaths of bells decorate each door. We have such limited storage space I often try to incorporate certain pieces, such as this cake plate, into my holiday decor. Again from my mother in law, this church was at one point lighted
The Christmas Village is Trever’s domain. He painstakingly attends to attends to each and every detail down to having one part of the village being the “rural” area and one being the “town. It takes a great deal of time each year for him to get it all set up, connect and plug in all