Category brothers

Elder McKee, [almost] signing off!

Exactly a week from today will be the day little brother, Elder Connor McKee, is finished serving a two year, full-time voluntary mission for the Church. I am enormously proud and terribly excited to join him and my parents in France next week. Connor worked harder than anybody I know to be able to serve […]

AU REVOIR, ELDER MCKEE!

Dropped him off and got on with it. It was the first time my parents had physically checked one of their boys in to the Mission Training Centre. It was a pretty raw experience for them, I could tell. It was kind of raw for all of us I guess. Mostly because Connor’s all of our favourite; we […]

LATERBLOG: THE MOST POPULAR HOST IN TOWN

  Pre-mission, little brother Connor came to visit his old-sis in the Big Smoke. It was lovely to have him to myself for a couple of days, where I showed him off at church, and showed him some of my favourite haunts. Here he is in Trafalgar Square: Sibs. Connor and I are nine whole […]

HOUSEGUESTS

Little brother Logan came to visit as he was passing through Europe on his way back to the states where he goes to school. He’s had the most exciting few months, jumping from country to country in Africa and in Europe, experiencing local cultures and thrill seeking. He’s been swimming with sharks and bungee jumping […]

27 THINGS I GUESS I KNOW // No 5: THROWBACK THURSDAY CULTURE IS THE BEST THING TO COME OUT OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Social media, this soul-consuming device that sucks away most spare, and not-so-spare moments of our time, really had me worried there for a while. I can’t begin to regret enough the trillions of minutes I’ve flushed away tip tapping away on MSN messenger (remember that?) or Facebook, or Pinterest. A marvellous thing happens when the […]

AUNT HOLLIE

I am an aunt and I’m thrilled about it! I’d be even more thrilled if I could be snuggling with the little guy, breathing in that newborn smell and trying not to be too awkward when he’d inevitably wriggle around in hopes of escape, all the while crying. I tend to have that effect on […]

LITTLE ELDER BROTHER

Tonight he leaves for his next big adventure: college! It’s hard to believe little Logan has been home since September. Way back then I started a blog post about him, but never finished. And since it’s a new year, I can pretend that I’m going to be 100% better at this. So I finished it… […]

IT’S BEEN A HELLUVA YEAR FOLKS

Well despite 2013 being relatively unsuccessful from a blogging standpoint, I’ve got to admit that in reality it’s been one for the books. (Sadly such books don’t include my personal journal) I rang in the New Year from the roof of my parent’s four-storey terraced house in Frankfurt, under a shower of not-illegal fireworks (god […]

LITTLE- ELDER- BROTHER’S A SWISS GENTLEMAN

The quick update- Little brother is pretty awesome serving as a full time missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  He is still in Switzerland, trying to figure out the swiss version of the German language.  I can’t even figure out the basics of the German version of German, so I don’t envy […]

THIS IS LITTLE BROTHER (HE’S A MISSIONARY)

Alastair, Lain and I had the sincere pleasure of babysitting little brother Logan for a few days before he entered the Missionary Training Center.  That meant blowing off work (manageable) and blowing off classes (even more manageable) in order to spend time with the coolest cat in town. I kept asking him how he was […]