An Overnight Work Trip and Two Kids

It's official. I have kids. Plural. I don't exactly know what I expected but so far having two kids looks like my husband doing all the things. (Thank you, cesarean section for rendering me nearly useless as a partner but keeping me undeniably alive not once but twice.) He manages all the things with minimal … Continue reading An Overnight Work Trip and Two Kids

Give thanks!

Today I am grateful for: Clean dishes Weekends with Freddy Check marks on my wedding to-do list Sunshine Family Countdowns Gatherings with friends Dark-chocolate-covered raisins H2O Snail mail My fiance's ability to set me up for success September parties with family God's plan Ada Bible Church messages Pandora, my workout buddy My heart is full … Continue reading Give thanks!

Great Friends and Founders.

I love Founders. I always run into so many people there! It's a great gathering place. An excellent watering hole. Feeling blessed to have such amazing people in my life. Months pass until you're face to face, and then it's as if no time has passed at all. That's when you know you're lucky. Positive … Continue reading Great Friends and Founders.

Life List 2010: Frederik Meijer Gardens (CHECK!)

I was so productive yesterday that I've slacked off already today. I've really enjoyed waking up early but today I didn't even come to consciousness until about 10:30am. Haha. Figures. I will say, however, that yesterday was a great day! This is how it started: I got a phone call from a friend telling me … Continue reading Life List 2010: Frederik Meijer Gardens (CHECK!)

Love loud. Don't Lose loud.

So many thoughts. Race. Through my mind. At this very. Moment. I'm having a difficult time. Piecing. Them. Together. Bear with me. I am inspired. And inspiring? I've been told lately that I have become some sort of inspiration for - (get this...) - spontaneity in others' lives. Me, the child who spent years of her youth … Continue reading Love loud. Don't Lose loud.

And So It Begins… (Part I)

The Recap: Weekend Tales, As Condensed As Possible This past week has been utterly fulfilling/captivating/inspiring/frustrating/testing/liberating/breaking/and satisfying. My last post sounds a little dramatic for how excited I feel about life right now but the subject matter hasn't lightened any. I haven't had any new revelations or results (though I should know more by Wednesday), but … Continue reading And So It Begins… (Part I)

Sunny Sunday, I have to pass you by.

  Sunday. The day of rest work... Weird. I'll be heading into work today. I have to get everything wrapped up today so that Monday I'm smooth sailing and can take care of all of the little things that will get sent back to me right before the deadline. I don't mind putting in the … Continue reading Sunny Sunday, I have to pass you by.

Bean & Leaf Cafe: a rainy day, coffee shop Sunday afternoon

Today is a rainy day Sunday. Despite my long laundry list of things to accomplish, I find myself at the Bean & Leaf Cafe in downtown Rochester, sitting at a window seat table, looking over the corner intersection. The leaf design artfully displayed in the foam of my dirty chai latte is expanding into an unrecognizable … Continue reading Bean & Leaf Cafe: a rainy day, coffee shop Sunday afternoon