I had a great weekend visiting my aunt and uncle's, getting to see my sister, my cousins, my other aunt, and finally meeting my cousin's girlfriend who is learning how to do tarot! We all had lots of fun with the cards, as well as a visit to an exotic plant store, along with some [...]
Growing up with my mom was a unique experience that presented its own benefits and challenges. In some ways we shared similarities but in other ways we have always been polar opposites. Silly stuff My siblings and I always had trouble waking up in the morning for school, so she would come in and wake [...]
This Thanksgiving was especially difficult for me because of my Mom's regressing health. It was an incredibly exhausting weekend both physically and emotionally. I haven't talked much about it out of respect for her, and for my family's, privacy. But with many aware by now, it feels like the appropriate time to discuss it, and [...]
Me, Mom, great aunt Laura Me & great aunt Laura Gram, siblings/cousins, & me Grandmother & me Siblings Father & me Family
It was a random night in 2006, my sister grabbed me and said, "let's take a bunch of pictures of ourselves in the mirror..."
Today I was with my relatives for the annual fastnacht-baking festival. Fastnachts are traditional Pennsylvania Dutch doughnuts made from potatoes. The dough is cut, rises, and then we fry it. Before: After: Traditionally they are eaten on "fat Tuesday" in preparation for Lent. We just eat them fresh off the fryer. And there's always plenty [...]