Hallmark, Happiness, and Healing through The Holidays

Annah Elizabeth Happy Happens ™, Mental Health, Relationships Leave a Comment

Dear Journeyer, This morning I come to you from my living room sofa, one of those recliner combinations we recently purchased for Warren, a guy who loves nothing more than propping his feet at the end of a long, labor-filled day, and relaxing in front of a good show. Built in 1903, our home has one of those central living …

American Pride and Pumpkin Pie

Annah Elizabeth Family, Fave, Happiness, Happy Happens ™ Leave a Comment

“Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.” ~ W.J. Cameron Journeyer, as I reflect on last week, the one designated for “Giving Thanks,” I can’t help but ponder Cameron’s quote above. For many of us, the act of giving thanks takes place in the kitchen where we bake pies, baste turkeys, break out the fine china, and then nearly …

Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head

Annah Elizabeth Happy Happens ™, Loss, Grief, and Healing, Mental Health, Parenting 2 Comments

It’s been a full week, Journeyer, and this weekend finds Warren and me on the road, again. Parent’s Weekend gave us a good excuse to visit our last little birdie to leave the nest…a trip that gave me opportunity (and akin to permission) to hug my boy and see with my own eyes that he is indeed eating and keeping …

Drawing a Line in the Lemonade

Annah Elizabeth Uncategorized 4 Comments

  It’s Sunday, Journeyer, and this is what I have to say: The wheels on the mini-van go ‘round and ‘round… This time we’re in Virginia for another training seminar that Fave and Warren are doing. I’m the unofficially official videographer for this event and let me just say my son has figured out how to treat his mama right. …

Tough as Woodpecker Lips

Annah Elizabeth 4 Comments

Laugh with me, Journeyer! It is 8:29 on this Sunday morning and, for those of you who follow these weekly posts, you know what’s coming… We are on the road, AGAIN… Another nine to ten hours of driving today, this time to take Beauty back to college. As I looked through this week’s photos, the experiences seemed so far away. …

A Few Bittersweet and Salty Days

Annah Elizabeth 2 Comments

Well, Journeyers, today I’m writing from a lobby in the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City. This place is exquisite, from this enormous cut floral arrangement… to the balcony views… to the marble bathrooms… Yep, we’re on the road, again. This time we hit the skyways to support Fave in his national competition. After nearly a year of nursing …