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New Year, New Me…NOT

Since this is the last day of the first month of 2018, it seeemed this would be the last appropriate time to talk about my New Years Resolutions. I’m not huge into New Years Resolution’s, but I do love to take time to reflect at the beginning of each year. I do a mixture of thinking, dreaming, and planning. One tradition that I’ve been doing for about five years now is coming up with a word of the year. I usually decide this after some prayer and reflection. For 2018 my word is A-D-V-E-N-T-U-R-E!!! Adventure. What a word. What a…

Moving From WA State to WA DC… My Thoughts 2 Years Later

It’s official. Jake and I have lived in the DC area for two years now. Almost two years to the day we packed everything and flew from Washington State to Washington D.C. I can’t quite believe that I moved away from home over two years ago. I moved away from comfort, my friends, my church, my favorite restaurants, the best coffee, and so much more. Thinking back to our lives in Spokane feels like a lifetime ago, and it’s only been two years. TWO YEARS!!! So much has changed. I’ve changed. My husband has changed. Our family has gone from…

Honeymoon In Orlando

Jake and I got married in March of 2014. Due to the finances we decided to go on a weekend getaway right after the wedding, and save up for a honeymoon. In our first year of marriage we had two unexpected surgeries on my right shoulder 1,000 miles away from home and a medical retirement…

Why I Don’t Regret Getting Married Young

The other day I was in a GoodWill shopping with my mom, and an employee asked what I was looking for and if I needed help. Cheerfully I told her I was shopping for my mom. I continued to share that my mom was going to a wedding that upcoming weekend and we were on…

Expectations & Reassurance in Marriage

Today is my six month anniversary with my husband. Six months ago on March 23rd we committed our lives to one another, and had an insane party with all of our friends and family. From the moment after we left our reception until now I have not only learned an enormous amount, but grown an…