Happy Birthday, Amy!

17 years ago (!), two girls moved into a dorm room in the basement of Bennett Hall. The RA told us that friends who come to college and room together never leave college as friends. She may have known the stats…but she didn’t know us. We’ve done football games and Calf Fries and lots of … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Amy!

2019 Recap

In the words of Parker McCollum, “it’s been a hell of a year.” Here’s a little recap. {Word of the year} I always like to choose a word to sum up the past 365 days. For 2019, I’m going with survive. In many ways, it feels like that was the biggest accomplishment of the year. … Continue reading 2019 Recap

Away in This Manger

This article was published as part of the Our Rural Roots column with DTN Progressive Farmer. The traditions my family practices each Christmas Eve are some that I hold most dear. Candlelit church service is followed by tamales and posole for dinner, and negotiating over how many gifts will be opened that night. But, my … Continue reading Away in This Manger