Books I have read in 2020

Books I have read in 2020

Lane and I set a goal to read at least 4 books together in 2020, and I set a goal to read or listen to at least 1 book each month (not including picture books). Here are the books I have enjoyed reading or listening 

Making memories last

Making memories last

In less than 2 weeks that big sister will be 26. And was it really almost 21 years ago that Sarah and Nathan were looking on and loving their brand-new baby sister Rebecca? I remember once when Sarah was little–I think she was 3 years 

I Want to Say Something 🙋🏼‍♀️

I Want to Say Something 🙋🏼‍♀️

I woke up this morning late. The sleep medication that I’ve been taking the last 3 weeks–which was for the first 2.5 weeks utterly transformative and miraculous feeling by allowing me to sleep again–hasn’t been working as well. This has left me feeling anxious, almost 

Finding my passion…and a good slice of sourdough

Finding my passion…and a good slice of sourdough

I came home today from meeting Sarah at a park in Salt Lake for lunch—a park that, not too many months ago, I was running laps around with her, burning calories instead of consuming them. Today I was just sitting in a comfy beach chair 

A Garden Tour and The Iridescence of Birds

A Garden Tour and The Iridescence of Birds

I was looking out into our backyard this week and loved gazing on the tulips blooming there. It is a corner of our yard that is a delight each spring! I love flowers in bloom! I was doing a little research online today before I 

Maggie’s Door

Maggie’s Door

Saturday night I was having a bit of a meltdown: I was really stressed out by something–probably in greater part by being inside too much with the quarantine!–so I hid away in my room and read. Ahhh. Lovely, quiet retreat. And I finished reading Maggie’s 

The Art of Pekka Halonen and Carl Larsson: Scenes from Our Quarantine

The Art of Pekka Halonen and Carl Larsson: Scenes from Our Quarantine

I love Scandinavia: maybe it’s because I have Danish ancestry! I haven’t been to any Scandinavian countries yet, but it’s on my bucket list. I’d love to go see where my pioneer ancestors lived in Denmark and where Lane’s pioneer ancestors lived in Sweden. I’d 

Books on Parade

Books on Parade

Why do I put children’s books on display when I no longer have young children in my home? In 2 words: to inspire. First of all, we all love children’s books in our family. Having been raised on reading, our family enjoys children’s books still. 

April, in bloom

April, in bloom

This year’s flower garden has been a great source of joy. I have gone out every day to see which flowers have bloomed. The power of sunshine and rain, good soil and patience all manifest themselves in this gorgeous spring display. Many thanks go to 

March 2020 Books

March 2020 Books

I didn’t get to post as much as I had hoped in March: the coronavirus happened and my schedule shifted. But these are the books that I enjoyed and would recommend and will have to post about another day*: This is Ireland by M. Sasek