the key to staying happy at post

Theresa over at Subject Verb Object had the great idea to start a "blog rejuvenation" series with weekly prompts, for us Foreign Service bloggers. This past week's prompts were about staying happy at post (even when everything is going wrong) and doing things for ourselves. In what is becoming my MO, I am behind. I meant to... Continue Reading →

the 13 of 2013: chrystin gets married

A year ago today, my dear friend Chrystin married the love of her life. Although she was not the first of my high school friends to get married, it was the first wedding that both Grant and I were able to attend, other than our own. We had so much fun at the beautiful, winter-themed... Continue Reading →

thanksgiving in belgrade

This Thanksgiving was wonderful and felt very much like a true American Thanksgiving, despite the fact that we celebrated it in Belgrade and with foreign friends. We ate too much (and then ate some more), watched part of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, watched football, and even did some (online) shopping! It was, however, full... Continue Reading →

coffee morning highlights

Happy weekend! Doing anything interesting? I've been having a lovely, lazy Saturday, following a busy week. After spending all of Thursday in the kitchen, baking (cinnamon rolls, bagels, mini quiche, coffee cake, acorn cakelets, brownies), I hosted a coffee morning on Friday. It was a lot of fun, and there were a couple of highlights... Continue Reading →

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