Posts with Label: Family Traditions

English Christmas Traditions

English Christmas Traditions

Traditions are the foundation of memory.  What we do, year after year, what we look forward to and repeat and hold dear and celebrate, is what shapes how we remember our lives. As parents, Matt and I have worked over the past decade-plus to create traditions, especially around celebrations like Christmas and birthdays, that define […]

Going Home

Going Home

When we left D.C. to move to England, we did so with the full understanding that we’d be moving back home within two years or so. The best laid plans… We will be leaving England in the summer of 2018, a year longer than we originally intended to stay.  But we won’t be going to […]

Truths About Eleven

Truths About Eleven

You know what I love about you, my Gabey-baby? Everything. You’re happy, thoughtful, responsible, loving, funny, helpful, interesting, curious, earnest, silly, kind, and caring.  You are all those things, and that is the truth. Lest I be accused of bias, though, and in order to demonstrate that I am not oblivious to your faults, I’ll […]

She’s Thirteen

She's Thirteen

No other moment in my life has been as significant, as life-altering, as all-encompassing than the moment of your birth.  You came into this world and simultaneously the old me left it; with your entrance into this life, I became a mother.  Nothing, not one other thing, has so defined me.  For the last thirteen […]

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