traditions

Being present. Day 11: The light of Lucia

13 Dec 2017 the seasons

I’m not quite ready to celebrate the coming of light in the dark, for right now, today, we are beginning the darkest days/week of the entire year. Up here in Sweden, in my city of Uppsala, we have 4-5 hours of daylight right now. Which don’t actually feel like daylight when it’s cloudy, cold, rainy, and snowy. It may seem extreme, and it feels extreme, but I have settled into the dark, inner pull of the earth right now. AndRead More

the week that was the reynolds vacation (part 3)

21 Aug 2016 Atlantic Beach, NC, life, usa

oh my gosh, you guys. i totally forgot that i haven’t posted the rest of my beach photos + stories. i suppose you can chalk it up to jet lag and the first week of school. i have been so busy and so exhausted… readjusting and getting back into the groove. so, this weekend, as i was working on planning upcoming posts, it suddenly occurred that i skipped right over the rest of our beach trip! and now, as i goRead More

week 52 // the week that was filled with holiday celebrations

well, i thought that last week was the last week of the year, but it turns out that we have one more bonus week to go. and i intend to use it exactly as i wish. resting, relaxing, netflixing, blogging, and planning for the new year. but, before i get ahead and think about the days ahead, i’m going to revel in the present moment and give thanks for the week that has passed. it’s been a week filled withRead More

it’s a great day for a wedding

6 Jun 2015 gatherings

Today is a special day in my Swedish family… my brother-in-law is getting married! Also, our dear friend from Ireland is in town for the wedding, and has been staying with us this week. So we’ve gotten to play host to our third visitor in two weeks with her here! And, we love that! Today just happens to be her birthday, Sweden’s national day, and the wedding all rolled into one. So much to celebrate! In just a minute, in gonnaRead More

on the last day of april it’s time to celebrate

29 Apr 2015 gatherings

there are so many fun traditions swirling around this time of year… we are halfway through spring and headed straight towards summer. and, here in sweden, that is serious business. the last of april (sista april) is a day that takes all of that excitement about spring and life and warmth and growth and light, and calls for bbqs, bonfires, music, champagne, and outdoor fun, including letting animals out to pasture again. it is a day, especially in uppsala (whereRead More

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