Waiting

Waiting. Is. Not. Fun. Yet even in our instant culture sometimes we just have to wait.  We have to wait for our cardboard pizzas to bake.  We have to wait at the doctor’s office.  We have to wait for a five year old to painstakingly tie his shoes.  Waiting is just part of life. Recently…

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South Dakota Hygge

Have you heard of the Danish concept of hygge?  I first read about it a few years ago and was intrigued by the concept.  It is: I was captivated because, looking back, that’s what the majority of my childhood winter evenings felt like.  They were special: we took time to be together, to enjoy each…

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Postponing a Wedding

Two weeks ago my fiancé and I decided to postpone our wedding. Why? A few reasons.  Poor communication habits + being too busy + not seeing each other in two months + lack of family support = both of us feeling unloved, neglected, and discouraged with one another.  Things came to a head when I…

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Wedding Dress Update

I know, I know, it’s been a while. And you’re all dying to know: did I get my dress done? Well. Yes. And no. It’s wearable. And it’s taken a while to get to this point. But let’s start at the beginning, recap for those of you just joining us. I started my dress the…

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Wedding Dress Weekend Update

Well, it’s Sunday evening. How did I do on my goal you ask?  Did I get the bodice put together by tonight? Thank you for asking!  I did!!!  Not only did I get the bodice done (well, almost done, I need to stitch one more thing) I also got the skirt mostly cut out too! …

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Wedding Dress Weekend

I hereby declare this to be the wedding dress weekend! As you know, I’m planning my wedding.  We’ve been wedding dress shopping twice, both times to David’s Bridal, once in South Dakota and once in Indiana.  I tried on similar dresses both places and while I found a few I liked, I definitely did not…

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