We recently returned from a stay in the state that terms itself ‘Vacationland,’ and I definitely agree with that claim. … More
I stopped for a last jamon sandwich and churro in the still-light summer night while contemplating the slice of Spain’s culture and history that I’d taken in these past few days.
Last week we flew to Montana to meet our adorable new niece. … A collection of the simple, tender, and joyful everyday moments of this family of four.
My parents and aunt and uncle visited Washington DC this past week. One of my favorite parts was hearing old and new stories from my dad and aunt about them growing up and about their mother, my grandma. Stories like…
When we travel someplace where a language barrier exists, I often find that the experience of that place is explained to me by my surroundings. We are guided by the bustle of unspeaking commuters, we’re told how a culture emotes by their architecture, and learn what they love by what they promote to prominence. Then there’s Paris…
Last year my husband’s parents presented the idea of going on a trip to the Holy Land, and they asked if we would go with them.
February brought us on this journey.
The final leg of our leave-Africa-stop-in-Europe-home-for-the-holidays tour was Minnesota. All of the Heglunds gathered for the first time since our wedding.
The Payne parents requested that the whole family come together for Christmas as the final celebration of their 50th anniversary year, so all 14 of us gathered in South Carolina.
There’s nothing quite like Europe at Christmastime, I’ve decided. After 3.5 years spent mostly in Asia and Africa, with no snowy winters or walkable cities, I was craving European charm.