Wow, our Hillbilly Days Food Guide got more traffic than almost every other post I have written in the past 5 years combined. As a result, Andy and I are considering leaving everything we know to become traveling fair food reviewing vagabonds. Just kidding, but you could do a lot worse in life. I am mostly… Continue reading Grace in Every Breath
The internet was ablaze this morning with news and opinions about both Officer Wilson and Michael Brown. It is more than one person can adequately digest. Accusations flying everywhere from news media, religious groups of all stripes, and scores of thoughts being put out there on blogs like this one. So for me to even… Continue reading A Sister of a Police Officer Reacts to Ferguson
This semester I am teaching a section of First Year Studies at UPIKE. It is a class that is geared toward helping students transition from high school to college and helping them feel at home on campus. One of their first assignments is to write a letter to themselves that they will turn in this… Continue reading A Letter to Myself as a College Freshman
Everybody's got one but not everyone has a good one. I am one of those people that got blessed with a good one. But I don't think I really started to appreciate how good a Mom she was and is until the past few years. I've always loved her, but I wasn't able to understand how… Continue reading Mothers.
This is post 7 of 7 for the 7 posts in 7 days challenge! It felt like I was scraping the bottom of the barrel for things to say sometimes (there's a reason I only post 4-6 times a month) but I think it was a good challenge. I did get 7 posts up in… Continue reading The Things That Make A House Our Home
I'm pretty tired so I'm going to keep tonight's post for my 7 posts in 7 days short, sweet, and coherent (hopefully). This post could be summarized with one word: Forgive. When Andy and I got married, we received lots of thoughtful cards full of well wishes and advice. One friend encouraged us to keep a… Continue reading The Only Marriage Advice I Ever Give
There are a lot of other things I could write about, for example an update on how life is going, but that's not where my heart is today. Today is move-in day for the Class of 2017 at The College of William and Mary. Six years ago, it was my move-in day. My parents and… Continue reading Hark Upon The Gale. ♥
Just a slide show of all the pictures of Andy I've uploaded to the blog in the past. What do I say to my husband... the man who loves me even though it can often take me an hour … Continue reading An Ode to my Husband on His 24th Birthday