December 24, 2022 As my family has grown and spread out across Minnesota and even the country, holidays have taken on a life of their own and are often celebrated on days other than the official holiday. In the beginning it was due to my brother’s (Navy veteran) deployment and leave schedule, but these daysContinue reading “CHRISTMAS IS MORE THAN JUST A DATE ON THE CALENDAR”

Would But For…A Destiny Fulfilled

Many years ago, more than I like to admit actually, I traveled to England with a friend and came home a certified Anglophile. Growing up with the understanding that my maternal relatives came to this country on the Mayflower, I had always felt ties to England, but that trip cemented it and I spent theContinue reading “Would But For…A Destiny Fulfilled”

A Marriage Unlike Any Other

Fall is a wonderful time of year.  Change is in the air and in the beautiful Minnesota River Valley, everywhere you look is a brilliant palette of color.  It’s also my favorite time of year for weddings like the one I attended yesterday. A beautiful bride, a beaming groom, and smiling faces everywhere you lookContinue reading “A Marriage Unlike Any Other”