Honey, I’m Home! A Journey for First-time Home Buyers

You know in “Say Yes to the Dress” the bride rings a bell when she’s found her wedding gown? There should be something like that when you close on your first house! Taylor and I closed on our first house on March 1st, but there was no bell to ring. Instead there were only papers to sign and keys to receive. Nevertheless, the feeling of responsibility, excitement, accomplishment, and happiness was enough celebration for me! This is the story of our journey to buying a house for the very first time. Continue reading “Honey, I’m Home! A Journey for First-time Home Buyers”

An Open Letter to my Husband

On this day twenty four years ago, the most important man in my life was born. He would grow up to be my best friend, husband, father, and leader of our family. God has shaped him into an amazing, hard working, level headed, passionate, and wonderful man. I feel incredibly lucky to spend the rest of my life with him, he has certainly changed my life for the better. Taylor, this is for you. Continue reading “An Open Letter to my Husband”

Faith Moms Discussion Panel

Once a month our church hosts a mom’s group that discusses issues and topics related to motherhood, being a wife, or just being a woman in general. This month was my first time attending the mom’s group, which is called “Faith Moms”. I didn’t know what to expect, but I got tea, small biscuits, free childcare, and a warm group of other moms! Continue reading “Faith Moms Discussion Panel”

The Importance of Love

“If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.”

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Settling In

Yikes! It’s been so long since I’ve talked to you that my blog is collecting dust! Let’s do some spring cleaning and I’ll update you on how my life is going. Since I’ve been back from Seattle in the beginning of January, Taylor and I have made friends at church, I started ice skating lessons, and we have been continuing our search for a home. I have also made a blog schedule with the goal in mind that I won’t see my blog collecting dust anymore!

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Home Sweet Home

Upon entering our apartment, you will find a makeshift entryway station. There is a place for keys, notes, shoes, and bags huddled next to our door. To give this area a final touch, there is a decorative piece that says “home sweet home”. I walked inside my apartment Saturday night, fresh off a plane from Seattle, looked at the sign and truly felt at home. Continue reading “Home Sweet Home”