Santa Claus Village

Last Friday I got to experience one of my husband’s life dreams come true. I got to witness Gregory meeting Santa Claus for the first time. A day he described as “the best day ever, after August 10, 2013” (our wedding day). Don’t believe all those stories, movies, songs, etc. Santa Claus does not live at […]

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Rovaniemi

What better way to fend off jet lag than to sleep eleven hours, then walk around all day? A cup of Finnish coffee and some McDonald’s, maybe. We set out to explore our new sister city on a gorgeous, sunny (albeit short-lived) day. This is the furthest north I’ve ever been so I’m not used […]

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A Finnish Christmas

For those of you that don’t know, I’m married to a five year old Buddy the Elf. Greg is always fun, he’s always happy, and he LOVES Christmas. Carols around our house start in October, though he was a little late this year and didn’t subject me until harvest was over in early November. But […]

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Frozen Fog

According to the Weather Channel, this morning the windchill was -28°f. It’s the middle of November! Gregory keeps trying to convince me I’m a northern woman now, but I miss the 70° Oklahoma autumn days. A a clear sky and thick morning fog created these gorgeous conditions so I ventured out in the freezing temps while […]

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