Hejdå, Sverige!

December 16, 2017 8:33 pm

On December 9th, my time in Sweden came to a close. The last few weeks have been spent in a whirlwind of packing and Swedish Christmas, filled with Christmas markets, finals, saffranbullar and glögg, ice skating, and five brief hours of daily sunlight. As I approached the end of the semester, I made a lot…

Happy 19th, Miles!

September 28, 2017 9:29 pm

What?? Two blog posts in one day?? Madness! Just kidding. Today is a very special day, but not because of that. Today is my brother Miles’s nineteenth birthday! Now, birthdays are always fun celebrations in the Jones house, but today, Miles is not having a birthday party (at least, not with us). Instead, Mr. Independent…


August 30, 2017 9:24 am

Hello, everybody! It has been one week, and I am officially settled in here in Stockholm! Classes began yesterday, and I am gradually mastering the excitements of public transportation labeled in Swedish. I have not yet gotten lost, thank goodness, and Google Maps is a wonderful thing. Some things here are familiar; pickled herring and…

Stockholm Bound!

August 20, 2017 8:31 pm

Today is my last day in Indiana (and the United States) until December. I am currently sitting in the Indianapolis Airport, and tomorrow morning, I will land in Stockholm, Sweden, where I will spend the entire semester. (And it still doesn’t quite seem real!) This summer has flown by, but it has been absolutely wonderful….

Through the Gate

June 4, 2017 8:09 pm

Today, my brother Miles graduated from high school. (He’s the officer in the middle. My other brother Charlie is on the left.) I could not be prouder of him. He has been a Culver cadet for four years, after having convinced my parents that a military boarding school would be a good idea. He matriculated…

Two Decades Down

May 22, 2017 4:11 pm

Today, I am twenty and no longer a teenager. This is insane. Mom has hung streamers all over the kitchen, and Dad made the annual spray paint birthday age that he tapes to our window. The dogs jumped on me to wake me up. A whole bunch of people have sent well wishes, and I…

Happy 17th Birthday, Kate!

May 1, 2017 2:49 pm

The first day of May brings blooming flowers, the beginning of the end of classes, and the anticipation of summer, but in the Jones household, May Day brings something even more special: the birthday of Kate Kate Kathryn Lee Jones. Let me tell you about this girl. She’s spunky, sparkly, and donut-obsessed. The donut obsession…

Happy Birthday, Charlie!

April 6, 2017 4:14 am

Today is my brother Charlie’s fifteenth birthday. (Actually, technically, it was yesterday. It is now midnight on the 6th. Sorry, Chach. I tried.) As you can tell from the picture, he’s pretty cool. Now, he is the youngest in our family, but he is certainly not the littlest. He is by far the tallest one…

Friday is for Favorites: Holiday Traditions

December 24, 2016 3:31 am

Merry Christmas Eve Eve! I hope you have had (or will soon have) a wonderful little bit of time with your family. Maybe you’ve had lots of good food, a little bit of sleep, or seen some of the snow that has been blessing various states. Here at the Jones house, holiday traditions are up…