Prompt 5: Select a family photo, then write about the things you can't see in the picture. This is a fun prompt for me, as I can explore pictures of my immediate family and my "new" family with my husband. I could take more fictitious routes with this prompt, and create stories about what was going on…Read more Writing Prompt 5: Family Photo
Hello friends. How has your summer been? Mine has been a whirlwind of crazy experiences and life-changing moments. I studied in Italy for about a month. *I studied at a school in Perugia Italy, and I got to visit Assisi, Florence, Pompeii, Capri, Ischia, and Rome. Italy is a beautiful country.* My family and I…Read more World Travels and Wedding Bells
Hey, guys, I'm studying in Italy! It's absolutely beautiful here, and I'm exploring and learning so much! I'm staying here for an extended period of time, the entire month of June actually. It's really cool that I can kind of put my roots down for a few weeks in one spot, because the last time I was in…Read more Be a Traveler, not a Tourist.
Spring is breaking into my corner of the world in a beautiful display. The sun is warm, the sky is blue, the grass is soft, the trees are green, and the flowers are bursting forth in glorious fireworks of color. The air is fragrant with the smells of spring; exposed soil, rain, warmth, flowers. With…Read more Collection of Beautiful Things (V)
I recently purchased a physical copy of Time Magazine's 100 Photographs: The Most Influential of All Time. It's a fabulous collection- with beautiful and heart-breaking images. Some made my heart hurt, and others made me happy. The collection included images such as the Frame 313, Migrant Mother, Flag Raising on Iwo Jima, The Face of Aids, Tank…Read more Most Influential Images of All Time
I know this blog series is about my favorite things during the holidays. But in writing about my favorite big things, I'm missing the little things. And as my family and I were sitting around the Christmas tree this evening after the Christmas Eve service, I realized that I love the little things more than…Read more Days of Cheer: My Favorite Things
This evening, my family and I decorated our Christmas tree. That has always been one of my most favorite things during Christmas. I've always loved the smell of pine trees; it soothes some part of my soul. I think there's something really timeless about it too, like every Christmas through time is wrapped in this gentle…Read more Days of Cheer: Christmas Tree
Okay. I know I'm already a day behind. But I couldn't write yesterday's post until late in the evening, and by then I didn't have the physical energy or mental stamina to write a post. And today, well, I didn't feel like doing much of anything, besides napping with my cat. So, with out further ado,…Read more Days of Cheer: Christmas Lights and Straight No Chaser
I'm a day late, but on June 24 2012, I left for a three week tour through eastern Europe. I traveled with a group called American Music Abroad, which is the musical form of the 'People to People' organization. I was in Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, and I spent a few hours in Slovakia. I got lost…Read more Four Years Ago ….
A year ago yesterday, my family embarked on a cross-country tour of Scotland. That was- and still is- one of my most favorite places on this earth. I've been a lot of places, with no plans on stopping any time soon. But there's just something about Scotland that captures my heart. I want to go…Read more Clans, Castles, and Loch Ness