25.

i’ve been contemplating this day for a bit now. chris has been reminding me that i’m a 1/4 of a century old and i’ve been constantly rolling my eyes at him (he’s 362 days younger). but something interesting happens as i get older – the day becomes less important, instead i spend time reflecting on … More 25.

the purchase.

ever since january of 2009, i’ve wanted a vespa. i drove one on my 3rd day in australia studying abroad and fell in love. the freedom, wind in the face, ocean air (in au) and just pure joy of riding one had me hooked. over the next few years i spent (ok, wasted) a lot … More the purchase.

house.

it’s been over a year since i’ve owned this house. i bought it in a flurry of trulia searching, foreclosure pursuing, and an array of other events. i bought it because it was green, because it’s on a street i love, and because even though the floors are a little crooked, the carpet is disgusting, … More house.

weddings.

people get geeked about weddings. besides the fact that like any other large holiday or celebration, they’ve been completely commercialized, there is something profound about a ceremony, a day set aside to officially commit what two people have been working towards for a while. weddings are a BIG deal and I think its because  deep … More weddings.

not quite yet.

life is a bit overwhelming right now. as my friend carrie assures me often, it’s all good things but whew, it’s a bit crazy. i feel like i’m living a life of not quite yet. engaged but not quite yet married. april but not quite yet time to put away the sweaters. training but not … More not quite yet.

advent.

“Take time to be aware that in the very midst of our busy preparations for the celebration of Christ’s birth in ancient Bethlehem, Christ is reborn in the Bethlehems of our homes and daily lives. Take time, slow down, be still, be awake to the Divine Mystery that looks so common and so ordinary yet … More advent.

new life.

Yesterday, my niece Riley Jo graced us with her presence. When my brother called me, I was definitely one of those “I’m-crying at-work-with-joy-let-me-run-to-the-bathroom-so-no-one-else-sees” kind of people. The emotion and joy that spread through me was surprising. I knew I’d be happy, we’ve been waiting for this child for 9 months but WHOA this kind of … More new life.

a canning crazy…

I wouldn’t call myself domestic in any sense of the word. In fact, for most of my life (outside of making brownies or cookies), I stayed out of the kitchen. But lately, my friends, things have changed. I have a new roommate, Alice, who is in love with vegetables. I’ve always appreciated vegetables (I’m vegetarian) … More a canning crazy…