One of my favorite Christmas decorations is the advent wreath. Every year as a child, I would look forward to unwrapping my parent’s wreath, the one with all the angels carved around the edges. When Michael and I got married, a new advent wreath for our home was one of the first things I purchased.… Read More The symbolism of the advent wreath
As fall came to a close, I had come to terms with the fact that I probably wasn’t going to make good progress on my fall bucket list this year. I really was ok with that. I’ve done a lot of other cool things this fall, including several amazing trips and getting my first book… Read More Winter bucket list
Well, I did it! Yesterday I got to witness my first total solar eclipse. It was everything I’d hoped for and more. As we sat there in the moments leading up to the totality, we marveled at how unchanged everything looked. The sky was still blue. The air was still warm and bright, even when… Read More My eclipse adventure!
This Monday something extraordinary is happening – for a few minutes in the middle of the day, the moon will completely block out the sun.
Well, summer is definitely winding down. Most teachers are already back at school, and their students will be following them soon. While I will miss the lazy afternoons spent by the pool, I’m not too heartbroken, since fall is far and above my favorite season of the year. The change of season means it’s time… Read More Fall bucket list
Happy independence day! Whenever I think of the fourth of July, I always think of one thing – fireworks. Curious how other countries celebrate their independence day? Click here for the 8 most interesting independence day traditions around the world.
When I was a kid, I lived for summer. Afternoons spent splashing in the pool, sleeping on blankets in the grass, and slurping frozen ice pops – those were the days. It was pure bliss. Even when I was in college, I still thought of summer with eager anticipation. Summers as a college student looked different,… Read More Summer sweetness amid life’s bitterness
They say that the days are long but the years are short. So true! Can you believe that summer is already here? I certainly can’t. It seems like Christmas was only yesterday. Yet here we are, well into the throes of whatever summer looks like where you are. For me, it’s blistering heat, afternoons spent… Read More My summer bucket list
Advent – the four weeks before Christmas – is a time of expectation and excitement. Hopefully, you have been able to sit down and think about some things that you’re expecting and planning for in the upcoming year. If you’re feeling a little stuck, however, I thought I’d give you some assistance to help get… Read More What I’m looking forward to this Advent
When I was growing up, my parents had an advent wreath that they brought out every year around this time. Every December, I would wait expectantly for dinner every night so that we could light the candles and prepare our hearts for Christmas.