The Noel Diary

Love’s not something that should be worked for or earned, but freely given.

Light the World

This year, I spent 25 days serving others for the LDS Church’s #LIGHTtheWORLD campaign. I donated food, clothes, and my cute little face to the world to show that everybody can make a big difference in a small way. For all of you who missed my daily Instagram posts about being Christ-like, here’s my entire month in review: Most importantly,…

Why I Now Ask Children What They Gave Instead of Got for Christmas

As I write this blog post, I’m not sure I’ll actually publish it because it sounds so much like criticism, and I don’t mean to criticize. I like Christmas. I┬álove┬áChristmas. I love seeing a living room filled with presents; I love seeing the joy on children’s faces; I love the whole idea and reality of…

Holiday Travel: Thoughts and Frustrations

I’m not going to lie to you: I’m sitting here in an airport, anticipating sitting here for the next hour at least still waiting for a plane that should have taken me away three and a half hours ago. I’m writing because I’m bored. And annoyed. The ironic part is that whatever is delaying the…