Welcome to our blog. We hope that we can share pieces of our life with you on this website to encourage you, challenge you, keep in touch with you or just provide you with a laugh. We hope you enjoy this blog as much as we enjoy sharing it with you.
We are SO blessed to live in Pine Cove Staff housing for the first four months of our marriage. (We’re moving in May to make room for summer staff.) But before we leave, want to take a tour, via slideshow?
Choosing to SEE
I recently completed the book Choosing to SEE by Mary Beth Chapman, wife of Steven Curtis Chapman. It’s a great autobiography about her life but especially life since the tragic death of her five-year old. I am not a reader, which explains why my goal for 2011 was to read TWO WHOLE BOOKS! This is my first…although I did finish Cold Tangerines this year, but since I started last year I will only count it as a half!
I love this man.
Today is Valentine’s day, and though I’m not much for the cheesiness of the holiday, I am a believer in the purpose: taking a time to let someone you love know just how much you love them. So I will do just that…
one of his many fish on one of our many fishing trips
Today would have been my father’s 54th birthday. It’s still so crazy to me that the Lord never intended him to live past 53 or to walk me down the aisle or to be a grandpa or be married for more than 29 years.
But day by day, things are getting better, and so today, in honor of my daddy, I made red velvet cupcakes and jotted down some of my favorite memories. I know as soon as I post this, even more great things will come flooding into my memory, but for now, this is what I want to share with you…
So we’ve been a little busy the past few months, you know, planning a wedding and all…
We’ll try to go back and catch you up on what you missed (if it was something really important), but as for now, we will try to be better bloggers about life, love and the pursuit of happiness and anything else related to our new life, our (sort of) new home, our new jobs, etc.
Don’t give up on us! We love you…seriously.
We’ve experienced a very interesting transition the past few weeks of our engagement. Instead of living 2 and a half hours from each other, we are now (and I counted) 70 steps from my front door to Allison’s front door (of course those are my steps, for Allison it might be somewhere between 95 and 120).
Transitions from “dating” to “engaged” and now from “apart” to “within a Sabbath’s Day journey” (a little Israel shout out for you, her house is basically my ‘eruv‘).