A National Christmas Gathering

This week, our entire National family gathered to celebrate the start of the holiday season! This family has grown to include more than 200 of our closest friends, and the Christmas party remains one of my favorite traditions…because I get to see everyone with whom I...

Amazing Sides for the Season

This year, Thomas and I will celebrate Thanksgiving with his family. Admittedly, I am intimidated to bring any dish to the table – his family should write a cookbook of their own! But, thanks to some diligent research and impending practice, I feel confident in...

All Things Pumpkin

Can you tell I’m all about fall? If this isn’t your season of choice, perhaps tune out until the holidays. However, if you’re a fan of toddlers hanging out at a pumpkin patch, I suggest you tune in next week! In the spirit of pumpkin patch preparation, I am sharing...

Making Community as an Adult

In college, I landed in the friendship honeypot. There we were – same age, same goals, same location. We were 600+ girls all living in one gigantic building. Developing friendships didn’t take much effort. I basically had to wake up and go to class. (Ok yes,...