My parents, grandparents, aunt, uncle, and I formed a little safe pod over the last few months. In order to protect each other, especially my grandparents, we have been extremely careful and have sacrificed being around several friends and other family members. We’ve adhered to public precautions religiously. But one little opportune exposure was all… Read More My Family’s COVID-19 Story
Like thousands of spectators, my grandmother lives for Hallmark Channel movies. She plans her entire December around the Christmas ones, and I say with utmost certainty that she has seen them all—even the 30+ films that Hallmark has released this holiday season alone. You can tell Hallmark movies are usually pretty low-budgeted. There’s extreme product-placement… Read More Every Hallmark Movie You’ve Ever Seen
We’ve seen dog fights, we’ve scoffed at newly-weds being too gushy, and we’ve cackled as we’ve observed people who were new to camping as they’ve tried to unroll awnings, level their RV’s, and dump their sewer systems.… Read More Glamping
It’s extremely important to send our thoughts and prayers, but we need to do more. Here are ways to help those hurting in our country today. … Read More Do More Than Just Think
When I tell people that I will be participating in Semester at Sea for the next three and a half months, they usually ask what that consists of. After telling them, I have received a wide array of responses over the past few weeks. Here are some of my personal favorites. “You’re going WHERE?” “That… Read More Say What?
The latest Facebook trend in the south is undoubtedly the “Cold Water Challenge.” This possibly has not traveled to the north yet, or maybe it has already passed there and is just now making its way to my little county. Nevertheless, my Facebook feed is a quilted pattern of people getting soaked for a cause.… Read More From Ice Buckets to Swimming Pools: The Cold Water Challenge
Since everyone seems to be looking back on the year they’ve had, I figured I would do the same. This isn’t going to be a humorous post, nor does it have a “What Are This?” moment, but this is my look back on my year. Let’s see… I began 2013 with the hopes it would… Read More My Year – 2013
Christmas: held by many as the greatest time of the year. I do not disagree. My Christmas this year was excellent as always. I ate entirely too much. I enjoyed being home. I spent time with my crazy family. I got some great gifts. Blah. Blah. But you don’t want to hear about the normal… Read More Christmas, “What Are This?” Style
I would like to tell about my Thanksgiving Week. My family spent the week in the Great Smoky Mountains. As we normally do, we rented a cabin a mile from the main strip, but still secluded in the forest. We got there Tuesday and the adventure began with the winter weather advisory. We knew it… Read More Thankful for Thanksgiving
My brother’s wedding was over the weekend and I was a groomsman in his wedding party. I’m not trying to be all soft, but the ceremony was actually very touching and beautiful. The extravagant reception featured a monumental tent, punch fountain, dance floor, and over 500 lights strung perfectly throughout the area. Props to the… Read More Will You Marry Me?