Reluctant Adventure

January 1, 2017
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I am sitting here during the last week of December, the last year spent fully in my twenties, with a bout of strep throat, dressed in my favorite sweater, an Anthropologie candle burning, and a cup of Starbucks coffee, reflecting on this last year. It has been a full one, with all of the normals that come from children growing faster than Costco budgets and the hum drum of corporate commutes in a big city. We live our days in…

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My Secrets To Making Reading A Priority

December 9, 2016
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It’s no secret that I love to read. Having never finished college and starting my adult life at a young age I have spent the majority of my twenties getting an education in things that interest me through reading and taking online classes. These include everything from business, to apologetics, to psychology, to writing. If I could pass anything on to my kids it would be to love God, love others, and love reading. I hope they grow up realizing that…

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Hugh’s First Day of School!

October 10, 2016
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Hugh had his first day at a little preschool last week and I don’t think either one of us was having a hard time about it. They say it gets a little bit easier to let go the more kids you have, but I think I’m just here to say that our kids are all different. Some are easier to figure out than others. Some want to fight you on every. single. issue. Some want to do anything to please you, regardless…

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Washington D.C. For A Couple of Days!

October 5, 2016
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If you’ve been following along on Instagram, you may have noticed we’ve been traveling as a family for the last 10 days in Delaware and Washington D.C.. In my opinion, September is THE best time to travel. It’s usually still warm enough in most parts of the US to enjoy being outside and because it’s off-season for everyone else, the beaches are clear and the touristy destinations are mostly empty. It had been 8 years since I’d been back home (New…

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A New Story

August 24, 2016
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We celebrated our anniversary last week and it has me thinking about the past 9 years and all the things marriage has taught me. I think everyone has that one thing that continues to be the sole shaper of their life. The thing that continually draws repentance and forgiveness and try-agains. Mine is marriage. When we started out I don’t think we knew all the baggage we were bringing under one roof. Because we were virgins, because we’d never drank…

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