A window inside life at Augustana College

Christmas has come and gone; or has it?

***This is a disclaimer that this post was meant to be published sometime around the end of December. However, I just found it sitting in my drafts, and I’d hate to let a good post about my favorite holiday go to waste… While some of you may have wrapped up the Christmas holiday, my family […]

Saving Petty Officer Luttrell

Welcome back friends and readers! Well yesterday was officially the last day of break! And I managed to not blog the entire time, what an accomplishment! Not really. I hope everyone’s break was well and the holidays were merry! I had a great time; my cousins flew in from San Diego, I house sat, had […]

A Christmas Crush

Hello! First off, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!* I hope you got everything you wanted and spent some quality time with your family. So one of my favorite Christmas movies–right after Charlie Brown, the Grinch, and those Rankin/Bass specials (you know, Santa Claus is Coming to Town and Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer?)–is The […]

Lessons Learned – “Let there be peace on Earth”

I’ll just start this post with a disclaimer: This post is a little long. And it starts off slightly pessimistic, with a discussion of various health issues, but it ends on a good note (: Today I was having a terrible day. I have a back condition called degenerative disk disease. This means that the […]

Tomte Spotting at Bishop Hill

Hello! On Sunday (Dec. 8th), the Scandinavian Club travelled to Bishop Hill, IL, for its annual Chocolate Walk. Being a member of the club and a lover of chocolate, I, of course, went with my friend Michelle. It was the perfect day for such an event due to the fact it was snowing. I know […]

Christmas in January? Why not?

No posts since November? I’ve been slacking! In my defense, though, four classes, two papers and lots and lots of reading did help… But anyway, I’m back, and though this might not be very topical at the moment, I’d like to write about Christmas time at Augustana. The first five weeks of winter term are […]

The future’s so bright, I gotta wear shades

Only the rest of today, Wednesday and Thursday till I get to go home on Friday morning! That’s the one good thing about only having classes on Tuesday and Thursday. I’m so ready for winter break. Anyways, the title of this blog post relates to my excitement about my future. I’ve applied to two grad […]

Christmas at Augustana

As usual, Christmas at Augustana was fantastic! I went this past Saturday and I can tell you that it was well worth the money I spent to attend. Christmas at Augustana is where all of the Augustana choirs and the orchestra play Christmas music. As you can see from this picture, they decorated Centennial beautifully […]

Winter Break: How I met Mickey Mouse & visited Hogwarts

For the last week of winter break, I got to go on vacation with my family to Orlando, Florida. That being said, I am incredibly sad that break officially ends tomorrow. Since they say pictures speak louder than words, I am going to show you all my break through pictures  (especially since I brought my new […]


Sorry that it’s been forever since I blogged last. This term has been crazier than I could have ever expected. But, oh well I enjoy being busy. I have four classes, a job, a social life, and am active in a bunch of activities on campus. Oh, I guess I should probably mention that I […]