Cozy Up To The Fire

Curled up on the sofa in your favorite flannels, covered with a Sherpa blanket, your toes nestled into wool socks that stretch up to your knees. The crackle of the fire burning in the fireplace warms your face and hands. You stare into the fire, escaped smoke waters your eyes, and you breathe in the wondrous smell of winter, thankful […]

The Changing of Seasons

Many dislike the rainy, darker days of autumn. I’ve heard people say it’s a reminder of the impending cold winter. But there’s so much to consider over the autumn months: Reflection, Hobbies, Senses, and Giving. Reflection This is a great season to reflect on the year—to acknowledge changes, good or bad, and to appreciate them for bringing you to this […]

I’M WHAT?

I received my DNA test results from Ancestry, and boy, what a shocker! As I’ve stated before, I grew up thinking I was half German and half Lithuanian. Turns out, I’m a different person. LOL! It’s an eye opener, to say the least, and the results prove that, a) I’m not a Native American or Puritan, and b) I have […]

Much To Learn About Our Ancestors

I’ve really been getting into genealogy and history. While looking into my own ancestors, I’ve also been watching a few shows regarding genealogy, history, and travel. I’m addicted to House Hunters International. To me, it’s fascinating to hear why people decide to move to another country, whether alone, with a significant other, or as a family. Reasons range from taking […]

Who Am I?

I mentioned in my previous post that I’m interested in learning more about where I come from. I’m fascinated with genealogy and DNA. It’s amazing what science can do in determining a person’s lineage. In December, I requested a DNA test kit from Family Tree DNA, which arrived last week. I followed the instructions, put it in the provided envelope, […]