there’s a comical phrase being tossed around our house right now: homeless homeowners. indeed, it’s true. through a sequence of events, waiting, life changes, and just bad timing, we have rented out our house and are still in this city. funny. homeless homeowners. we are trying to leave, with every fiber of my being i … More homeless homeowners
yesterday morning, i woke up just a little jittery. it was patriot’s day which means that it’s boston marathon day. which still gives me jitters looking back on the experience of running there 2 years ago. yesterday, i saw the cnn alert as the first runner crossed the finish line, and had tears well up … More for the boston marathoners…
last night i had the privilege of having dinner with some of my favorite women on earth. women who have listened to my stories, cried with me, made food for me, and walked with me through some of the hardest transitions in life. these women, this church, has meant the world to all 5 of us in a variety … More bread & wine, community, and our little house church.
on june 16th, 2012 i had the privilege and honor of marrying my best friend. of promising that we will be together for the rest of our lives and it was amazing. emotional. overwhelming. and such a blessing. i started the day with a short run on my favorite route. i have a tradition of running on … More we are wed.
On Sunday, Chris and I were just stuck in a rut. This is easy to do since it’s February in Michigan and most days are cold and grey. We decided that we had to do something about it rather than just go to bed, wake up, go to work, clean the house, and go to … More 3 Weekly Goals We Plan to Master
every year i welcome advent. it seems to go against all that is going on in the world during the season – gifts, busyness, lists, decorating, stuff, stuff, stuff! advent beacons us to take a moment and want after Christ – to be in the quiet and wait knowing that Emmanuel, God with Us is … More advent: in wanting and waiting
chris and i weren’t making cranberry sauce or pumpkin pie the day before thanksgiving. we were packing our bags to jet off to california for our long awaited visit to my brother, sister-in-law, and one year old niece’s place. i am a pretty proud aunt and since we live in michigan and she lives in … More full of thanksgiving
there are many reasons why i love my husband. he’s kind, considerate, brave, always ready to learn more, and he makes me laugh. unfortunately i don’t always laugh easily, sometimes it takes a bit. but he knows how to make me laugh, belly laughs, nearly to tears laughs. last night i was a bit uptight. … More sometimes you just have to have an almond fight
i am not an animal person. i don’t really like animals, hate hair/fur, and have never desired to have one of my own. i have never owned a pet except for the gerbil that my mom had in her classroom that i took care of on school breaks and in the summer. i did train … More wiggo.
i’m not a very political person. i believe that a lot of the issues in politics are important, but i don’t speak out about many of them. it doesn’t do any good when election day roles around. the only thing i can do is cast my vote. but i love election day. there is a … More election day.