Category Archives: Iowa

365, 8: day 190

Dubuque, IA Today was a travel day, a reminder of the difference between my parents living in Chicago and Iowa. We had a leisurely morning, including a nice walk with my mom, and then my dad drove us to O’Hare. … Continue reading

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365, 8: day 189

Dubuque, IA It’s weird, because I struggled with Easter “on my own” for so many years. And finally, ten years later, I’m back with my family for Easter and I missed so many of my own traditions at home. Life … Continue reading

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365, 8: day 188

Dubuque, IA Another completely whirlwind day. I went on a nice walk with my aunt to meet my sister, mom, and nephew, and then we continued walking and played his current favorite game, Harry Potter, which basically just consists of … Continue reading

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365, 8: day 187

Dubuque, IA As is literally every day with my family: today was a whirlwind. We started (well, I started, hours later than everyone else) at the ice rink while my nephew skated, had curry for lunch, went to a really … Continue reading

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365, 8: day 79

Dubuque, IA Last night was relatively low-key, which made this morning smooth, although there’s never enough time. I stopped by to see my sister and baby one last time, and my nephew gave me the biggest hug when I got … Continue reading

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365, 8: day 78

Dubuque, IA New Years’ Eve day is sort of strange if you think about it too much. I visited my grandma in the morning and then did some mall walking with my mom, sister, BIL, and their new baby. I … Continue reading

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365, 8: day 77

Dubuque, IA I went to the lessons and carols service with my mom, and then we met up with everyone for a quick Target trip, followed by lunch at my favorite Thai place in town. And then we saw the … Continue reading

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