Georgetown University’s Villa Le Balze in Florence...

May 13, 2012 by

My parents are worried about me being in another country. Washington, DC is far enough for them. I’m posting some pics for them to get a sense of where I’m staying. It’s a gated community kind of place. Margaret Rockefeller Strong Larrain donated the Villa Le Balze to Georgetown University in 1986. When she inherited it, she wanted to donate it for an educational purpose. She invited universities to submit proposals and Georgetown beat out the likes of Harvard, Yale and Stanford for the chance to educate their students here. It could have been because her lawyer was a Georgetown alum.:) The garden courtyard. The view, part of it. My camera’s zoom is really good. The greenhouse The dining hall where we eat almost all of our meals prepared by Italian cooks. Lunch has...

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My Easter Dress, "the underwear" mentioned…again and Mormon Defense...

Apr 6, 2012 by

When my sister and I were little, our Mom made us dresses for Easter every year.We loved them. It was an exciting part of Easter. As we got older, when she was able to provide it, we’d go shopping for them. Those are fun memories. This week, I was at Ross to get a few things now necessary because of  my new move. Of course, I had to browse the dresses. I’ve written before about a more mindful approach to my purchasing behavior. When I saw this dress, I just had to have it. I paused wondering if all the lace dresses I’ve pinned on Pinterest  influenced my want or if I couldn’t have lived without it regardless of my virtual pinboard. Still working on that one. As I went back and forth with how...

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MormonInsider Highlights and Other Mormon Blogs Recommendations...

Feb 25, 2012 by

These posts are among the most shared from this blog so far.  It’s a good thing I reviewed which ones were the most shared before I updated the sharing tools this week because it then wiped out the history of the displayed numbers. bummer. Living the Faith Life  I’m Mormon. Why I Believe: Enlightened or Brainwashed?  My Current Explanation of Life’s Purpose Great Expectations    Elder Bednar’s address to Washington, D.C. YSA Modern Apostle’s Message: Question Your Guts Out    Temple and Wearing the Garment Mormon Temple Wedding: A Ceremony Centered in Christ “What’s in a Name?” A Whole-lotta Faith in Jesus Christ Mormon Underwear: A Constant Personal Reminder to Always Remember Jesus Christ and Keep His Commandments MacGyver Groupie and Lengthy Leggings Magic Mormon Underwear Gets a Mention at the Believing Brain Discussion   ...

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