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Monthly Archives: November 2015

The Status of My Life

My life is a beautiful mess at the moment. It could probably be summed up best with this picture of the kitchen: In 3 days, I leave for an international work trip. While I’m gone, I’m missing 5 assignments for class that I’ll need to make up. 2 days after I get back, I have a presentation for a class. 3 days after I get back, I have a paper due. 7 days after I get back, I have finals. 10 days after I get back, I leave again. This time to go home for the holidays. I am so blessed to have this opportunity to travel. I am so blessed to be able to pursue an education. I am so blessed to have a fabulous family to spend Christmas with. I am so blessed. But I’m also a little overwhelmed…

Grandma’s Best Whole Wheat Crescent Rolls

I’m not sure if you’ve heard of the 5 love languages.  I’m not quite sure I could name all of them myself but I believe the idea behind them is that each of us gives and receives love in different forms and to do the best job at loving our spouse we need to speak their love language. I probably just totally butchered that. I have never read about the love languages. Regardless, my love language is food.  And I know for a fact that the book does not list that as a language of love.  Whatever.  Food is love to me. Even if your love of food does not reach the same epic proportions as mine does (I’m only slightly jealous of you), I’m guessing that we all have a food that will take us back to a certain memory. The one thing in my brain that I remember always looking forward to, no matter what the holiday, were my grandma’s whole wheat crescent rolls.  I don’t believe that my love of them reached the same level as that of my brothers (I don&#8217…

Currently Obsessing

I’ve always loved quotes. Especially the super cheesy ones. Thankfully, I have fabulous friends that expose me to the finer things in life. One of these things being the poetry of Tyler Knott Gregson. Here’s a sampling of his fabulous work 🙂 &nbsp…

Heart Stopper

My younger brother is a captain in the Air Force and currently stationed in Doha, Qatar.  When he’s in the states, he stationed at McGuire Air Force base in New Jersey (joint base with Fort Dix and some other base that I don’t remember).  We are all praying for his safe return back to the states and wishing all Veteran’s a very belated Veteran’s Day. Speaking of safe returns… My dad recounted the [now] funny story that happened to him the other day.  More back story?  It may be a toss up between my dad and I who is better about answering their phone. Meaning, we’re terrible. Anyways, for some reason that day he had his phone near him when it rang and the caller ID said it was from Fort Dix. Now, remember.  My brother is deployed.  While he is technically stationed in Qatar, he occasionally makes trips away from that base into much less safe areas. So, my dad answers the phone… heart sinking just a little. The caller asks, “I am calling from Fort Dix and need to speak to the father of Captain…