One Word | 2019

Happy New Year, friends! Our family has retired our filled-to-the-brim SUV, unpacked the last suitcase, and settled back home after a week with family. On New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, I spent some time alone reflecting on the year ahead and my...

The Countdown to Christmas

When we consider the countdown to Christmas, we normally think about a race to finish last minute gifts and a mad dash to wrap everything perfectly. But in the Swann family, countdown means one thing: Hallmark movie marathons. A few of our favorites from this year?...

National is under SNOW!

Growing up just a couple hours from the mountains, I used to pray for snow in the winter. Of course, largely due to the fact I wanted a day off from school, I also loved the incredible sledding hills surrounding our neighborhood. The last time we received enough snow...