Happy Christmas!

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14  And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the…

Great Grandma’s Dress

My great-grandmother on my mom’s side, Anna Brue Tjernagel, wore this gorgeous dress for her wedding back in 1904. It became something of a tradition for brides in the family to wear the dress. That’s what we call it: The Dress. If you say “The Dress” to any woman in the family and they’ll know…

Labor Day Labor

I’m working this US Labor Day, but since I work from home, I can take breaks from my laptop to work on this other kind of labor throughout the day: We just recently got rid of our chickens and the coop has about a foot of packed down hay and poop and food scraps and who…

Rolling in the Sushi Rolls

Ever heard of Spam sushi? If not, you are missing out. Seriously. It’s yum. You get just a tiny hint of salt when you eat the roll that hits the spot. Not sure what Spam is? I’ve talked about it before. It’s basically canned meat, which sounds gross, I know. But fried or grilled, it’s…

Nectarine Crop

A few years back we planted three trees, nectarine, pear, and apple. The pear and the apple bit the dust but the nectarine is going strong. My boys picked the ones that seemed ripe and brought in a bounty. They are the cutest tiny little things: