moments of love, laugther and joy

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I wholeheartedly believe in “The One”. I have received and reciprocated love from countless people, but no earthly love has compared to the one I find in my husband. There have been countless articles written in the Christian and secular world against the romanticized idea that one single person in all of time was meant […]

Whether you are planning on attending a huge family reunion in Italy, venturing for a sun-filled trip to Jamaica, or are adventuring to Egypt for your honeymoon, international travel can be a bit scary. Immersing yourself in another culture with people you don’t know can be intimidating, and can kick your anxiety into high gear. […]

I can’t put it any other way than this: marry young. Wear the ring, plan your future, live in the moment, don’t be afraid, and don’t wait. In a culture of waiting, we are taught that falling in love is the key to existence, but when you find The One, you need to put the […]

For as long as I can remember, Egyptology has fascinated me. Maybe it was the cheesy King Tut specials that aired on National Geographic, I don’t know. Those archaeology specials featuring Dr. Zahi Hawass exploring the tombs of Hatsheput, King Tut, and so many more ancient pharaohs made my eyes widen in awe and excitement. […]

We’ve all had one of those days. Nothing seems to go our way. Sick kids, dog threw up on the new carpet, babysitter cancelled, work issues, family problems your sister keeps calling you about, and the list keeps growing. It can push you to the breaking point: always on edge, and if one more person […]

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