The Adventures of Happy Boy & Sassy Girl: December

December is a happy, sassy, magical time for Happy Boy and Sassy Girl. It starts with Advent. The first Sunday in December, Mom takes out the Advent wreath, decorated with pine boughs, purple berries, and golden apples and pears. Both Happy Boy and Sassy Girl are transfixed as the candles are lit—one the first week, … Read more

Radiating the Light of Christ

Last week, my husband and I took our children to visit my maternal grandmother (Mormor) in central Utah. She has a comfortable home filled with love and we always enjoy our visits with her. I also took a copy of a story to give to her that I wrote about an experience I once had … Read more

The American Search for Hygge

“Americans are so interested in hygge,” Mormor says, “but they will never understand it.” I first learned the word hygge while studying the Danish language on Duolingo. The pronunciation is a little bit tricky, but you can probably get away with saying “hooga.” The app translates it as “cozy.” I had a feeling that something was … Read more

Learning Danish

Bjørnen spiser æbler med anden. The bear eats apples with the duck. Manden løber langt væk, da han ser brødknive på bordet. The man runs far away when he sees bread knives on the table. Familien svømmer fra Danmark til Amerika. The family swims from Denmark to America. Last summer, I started talking with a … Read more