• Currently

    Listening to the worship songs we sing at church on spotify. Painting some rooms in our house. Enjoying quiet evenings at home. Praying for the Haitian orphans I met. Btw, today’s the last day to buy a t-shirt! Growing tomatoes and basil. Killing my cilantro. Seriously, how do you keep that stuff alive?! Planning a trip to Europe next

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  • Summer Weight Loss Competition

    J and I have been in a healthy-living rut as of late. I blame the busyness. One or both of us have been out of town five of the past six weekends, and our weeknights are oftentimes filled with activities. And when life gets busy like that, the first thing to go out the window is time to

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  • Third Anniversary

    Traditions are a funny thing. When you are a kid, they are a fundamental part of your family and have so much significance to a time of year. You seem to think they are things everyone does, but of course learn later your parents just make them as you grow. When J and I got

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  • Owen

    My best friend’s baby Owen passed away last week. He lived six weeks and one day. I remember the day I found out about Owen. It was a Wednesday in June and I had a text from Al asking me to call her. My heart beat a little faster — she either had good or

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  • Pray for Owen

    Readers, will you pray with me? One of my dearest friends gave birth to a precious boy Owen on Sunday evening, and yesterday they found out he has a congenital heart disease called Shone’s Complex. It is serious and very scary, and my heart breaks for what they are all going through. Owen is undergoing

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  • Currently

    Reading One thousand gifts.  Anticipating warm weather soon. Listening to Ellie Holcomb. Dreaming of a vegetable garden. Thankful I survived the snow-storm traffic jam last week. Savoring the days growing lighter. Waiting impatiently for two friends to have their babies this week. Counting the days until I leave for Haiti. Struggling to blog on a regular basis. Cooking lots of

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  • I am going to Haiti

    In the last few days of 2013, J and I sat across from each other on our couch and talked about this year. We didn’t really know what 2014 would hold, which is pretty rare since we would normally have 10 things on the calendar by January 1st. (Our calendar now, however, is back to normal

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  • My Life in Watercolor

    Happy Wednesday! This past weekend I found the Waterlogue app from someone I follow on Instagram, and decided to buy it. It turns your photos into watercolors, and is pretty neat to see the way it transforms a normal photo into a piece of art. Here are some of my favorites: New Year’s day brunch

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