Valentine’s day is coming up, and I’ve been thinking about gifts I’ve given or received in the past from significant others.
Christmas and New Year’s are now several weeks’ removed, and it’s given me some time to reflect. The topic of Christmas created a lot of tension in my family this past year – more specifically, where to spend Christmas. Ah, the dreaded newlywed dilemma. Which set of parents will get you on Christmas day?
I was eating dinner at a restaurant a few days ago. While I waited for my food to arrive, I took some time to look around the room and observe some of my fellow diners. What I saw was shocking.
Merry Christmas! By now, I imagine you’ve cleaned up all of the wrapping paper from the living room, recovered from any Christmas-day bloatedness, and maybe you’ve even already started putting up the decorations and writing thank-you notes. I recently wrote an article with suggestions for how you can make your own holiday traditions as a… Read More The one thing all young couples need to remember
I recently hosted a Christmas party at my house. Of course I did the usual activities – gingerbread cookie decorating, white elephant exchange, etc. But I wanted to spice things up a bit, so I also tried a new game that I had found while link-trailing pinterest pages.
I grew up in the church. Sometimes I have to remind myself that not everyone shares the same vernacular that I grew up with. After writing about “learning other people’s languages” last week, I decided that probably needed a bit more explanation.
I spent a little over 1 year in South Korea after I graduated from college. One of the main reasons I chose that country was because I wanted the challenge of learning another language, a language completely different from the romance languages that I had dabbled with in college.
About a week ago, while visiting my parents for Thanksgiving, I had a bad fall. I slipped walking down a flight of brick stairs, and ended up landing right on my shin. While I was lying there crying in agony, my dad ran over and tried to soothe me.
One of my favorite things to experience when I am in a new place is the food. But our own hometowns also have great restaurants that we can try, although many people seem to forget that when they’re not traveling.
I’ve been married for about 2 months now. We’re definitely still newlyweds. In that short amount of time, I’ve already come to dread the question “How is married life?” This is far and above the most common question I’ve been asked since the wedding day. It’s hit or miss as to whether people will ask me about my job,… Read More The One Question You Should Never Ask Newlyweds