Lists a la Karen

I am a list maker. But I am also a list avoider, I think this is also sometimes called being a procrastinator. And I am inconsistent about my organizational strategies. But I have a job where it rather helps to be on top of things. So I recently made a resolution to be very very consistent…

Happy 2nd Day of Christmas

If you know me at all, you know I love the 12 days of Christmas and you can guess my house is still in full Christmas swing. To keep the holiday music fresh and new (we’ve been listening to a lot of Mannheim Steamroller and Trans Siberian Orchestra), I was digging around for my copy…

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…