The Smitten List.

Smitten: affected by something overwhelming; to be really taken by; infatuated; enamored. Ladies and gentlemen: without further ado-I give you: the smitten list. 1. Christy is engaged. Christy! Is! Engaged! That boy of hers finally popped the question on a frosty December … [Read more...]

My Lovely Little Sister.

The word "sister" always conjures to mind the "Sisters" song from White Christmas. One of the most thrilling things to my twelve year old self, upon the discovery that my Mom was pregnant with a girl, was that I would finally have someone to sing that song with!  My brothers … [Read more...]

Of Forest Fires, and Chocolate Covered Anti-Depressants.

As promised: a recap of our New Years celebration in Dakar. Given that I was still stuck on that blasted couch, the New Year's Eve dance party that we’d had planned…didn’t really pan out. [Though Michelle and I DID invent some wildly impressive upper-body moves that you’ll … [Read more...]

Dashing Through the Sand.

Good…morning? *Yawn Alright, first things first. I don't know about you, but I absolutely abhor the thought of giving up Christmas music so quickly!  I simply don't see a reason for it. This one has been stuck in my head for about seventeen hours now-I kid you not, I've … [Read more...]

Repeat the Sounding Joy! [Because There’s a Reason To.]

“Every good and perfect gift is from above…”  (James 1:17) Da-who-dores, da-who-dores, welcome, welcome  Christmas day! Merry Christmas! I have been entirely astounded by just how beautiful this day has been. Let’s be honest-you knew that a piece of me was dreading waking up on … [Read more...]

Just a Spoon Full of Sugar. [Butter is Better than Prozac.]

Today was baking day. Or more accurately, three homesick girls self-medicating with copious amounts of butter, brown sugar and cinnamon.   Because as my Mother taught me, there’s almost no problem in the world that can’t be solved with a biiiig stick of butta. And butta is a … [Read more...]