What St. Lucia Means to Me

This post originally appeared at Happy Hedgehog Post. Winter memories…The sounds of Swedish folk music playing in the background, gingerbread cookies from my Great-grandmother’s recipe, smells of cinnamon, evergreen and lingonberry sauce.  I can close my eyes and vividly recall sitting on my Grandpa’s lazy boy, curled up in a blanket, dreamily watching their golden [...]

Saint Nicholas Comes to Our House

My family teases us about our "Santa" thing. It is one of those childhood wounds that forces you to torture your own children. But this year, so many saints came to our rescue, that for the first time I think, I believe. Thank you to those of you who made our holidays extra magical. Our [...]