Cabin for Christmas

This past Christmas we decided we had enough STUFF (and not enough SPACE) and opted for Experiences over Presents.And it was the best time. We rented a cabin in the Great Smokey Mountains. On Christmas morning, the kids opened items that correlated to the experience; ie a new play magic wand to go with MagiQuest…

Merry Everything

My home is full. Full to bursting. With people. Children. Lights. Food. Games. I have had years where my heart grieved the loss of my family of origin. And there are days I still do, at the very least, grieve for what might have and should have been. I deeply love several of my siblings…

Vaca! (Still trying to catch up the blog😝)

It’s been way too long since we Ritter’s have seen an ocean. But this year, we made it to the coast! The hours of boogy boarding and sand eating (oh, Maggie!) we spent were well worth the drive all the way to Florida. If you know me at all, you know I’m a terrible traveler:…