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Posts Tagged ‘Family’


Holy Week, The Family, The Eternal City

Holy Week, The Family, The Eternal City

April 6th, 2015

This year during Holy Week, my family has been blessed beyond belief with one incredible week together in the Eternal City. I’ve been awfully spoiled this semester by not only having my grandparents come to visit in February, but now my parents and brother as well. …And don’t worry our family selfie skills are improving. […]


A Weekend in the Homeland, Ja!

A Weekend in the Homeland, Ja!

March 4th, 2015

My Swedish heritage has always been a big part of my life thanks to my grandparents, who are both proud of where their ancestors came from. I’ve eaten plenty of Swedish meatballs (and Swedish Fish), taken many visits to a local Swedish settlement, and have always wanted to visit “the Homeland”. Over the years my […]


Grandma and Grandpa Swanson do Roma

Grandma and Grandpa Swanson do Roma

March 2nd, 2015

For the past week I’ve been playing the part of “Roman Tour Guide”. I think I’ve done a fair job, but my grandparents are convinced that they’ve got the best tour guide in the Eternal City—let’s just say I’ve got the best people following me around. Seeing the two of them at the Zone Hotel […]


Chapel Hill Memoir

Chapel Hill Memoir

February 22nd, 2015

On the night of February 10th, I remember being home relaxing after a long day of class and internship work.  Usually, I get home about 7 in the afternoon and that day was nothing new.  I was debating whether or not to go to the gym or finish my Biochemistry laboratory paper.  Well, I ended […]


When My Grandma Comes to Visit

When My Grandma Comes to Visit

November 28th, 2014

My grandma lived in Chicago for part of her childhood before moving to rural Illinois. The phrase, “You can take the girl out of the city, but you can’t take the city out of the girl,” describes her perfectly. So when she comes to visit me in Chicago you better bet that means we do […]


Thankful Loyolans

Thankful Loyolans

November 25th, 2014

    In order to show their gratitude and thankfulness this year, Ramblers took hundreds of post-it notes to a chalkboard on-campus to share what they were thankful for:   Happy Thanksgiving from our Loyola family to yours!  


Care Package

Care Package

February 18th, 2014

I received the greatest care package the other day from my family.  It was a bunch of random items, but strangely enough, it was all I ever wanted for Valentines day! Here’s a few of the things I received. 1.  Yum Yum Sauce.- Ok, if you’ve never had yum yum sauce, I insist you try […]


Valentine’s Day ’13

February 14th, 2013

It’s Valentine’s Day 2013, and the love is in the air…metaphorically speaking. Couples are probably going to be going out tonight to celebrate one another, but what about those of us without a significant other? Well, for us, we have other “significants”- our friends and families. For example, tonight after my Operations Management exam, I’ll […]


Christmas Break

Christmas Break

January 23rd, 2013

Christmas break was EXTREMELY relaxing! It was so nice to take a break from the mounds of schoolwork I usually have and just enjoy the company of family and friends while eating tons of home cooked meals (my favorite part!). One of the many perks of Loyola is that they give everyone a full month […]


Thanksgiving Break

December 6th, 2012

Thanksgiving break was a much needed, relaxing time.  I booked it home on the MegaBus Tuesday, and arrived home Tuesday night to my family, dog and my favorite pasta! It was the perfect things to come home to. I went to both sets of my grandparents houses on Thanksgiving day.  I ate twice (it’s possible.. […]