The Christmas "Smell"

I know the title sounds crazy, but I promise that there is a Christmas smell in the air here (if you don’t believe me, you’ll just have to come visit me). The best way I can describe it is a combination of cold air and wood burning…but whatever it is, it’s wonderful. And so begins … Continue reading


I am finally home!!! It feels so strange to be back after being gone for 4 months – on the one hand, it doesn’t feel like it’s been that long, and on the other, I feel like I’ve been gone for ages. Today was glorious – I didn’t set an alarm for the first time … Continue reading

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

On Friday night, MaryLou and I hosted the Christian Legal Society Christmas party. We managed to squeeze 22 people into our condo. Needless to say, people were sitting everywhere. 🙂 Despite the tight quarters, we had a fantastic time!!! The evening started out with dinner – potluck style. MaryLou and I made my mom’s chili, … Continue reading

Law Prom

No, the title is not a joke…the law school has our very own “Law Prom.” And yes, law school does feel like high school at times (I swear – when are people ever going to grow up??). But, as silly as the name may sound, and even though I did get bamboozled into going, I … Continue reading

Random Musings…

When I put up the pictures of my Christmas decorations, I inadvertently left off the one of my Christmas wreath (which, excuse the bragging…I made). So, here ya’ go! Here are some other random photos that I feel like posting. 🙂 My completed training plan! And finally, a set of glitter candles that I made…they’re … Continue reading

Evolution of a Christmas Tree

For the first time in my life, I decorated a Christmas tree all by my lonesome self. It was a weird feeling to be putting up a Christmas tree of my own – when did I get so old??? However, a cup of hot  chocolate, Christmas music, and Skype made the process quite enjoyable. Thanks … Continue reading