I’ve been thinking about this for a long time, but in light of what’s happening in the Minnesota South District–specifically, the travesty that is the sale of the church building that houses University Lutheran Chapel, my husband’s college church and where he cemented his Lutheran faith along with countless other students–I’ve come [...]
I’ve mentioned before that I don’t like to shop.
I’m an in-and-out-with-a-list kind of person, and if I don’t find what I need, I generally give up. Then I order it online.
But it’s hard to buy clothes online. I haven’t found a webstore I love that [...]
For my 34th birthday, Derek bought me a pair of cowboy boots.
They’re gorgeous. I love them. But I’ve only worn them once. (They are super comfortable! I wore them standing for an hour of bell choir…no problem.)
First, the weather in Tennessee has been 100 percent lovely, so I’m taking advantage of sandals while [...]
I am a wife and a mom.
I cherish these vocations.
I love my husband and children more than anything on this earth.
Of course I have other interests and activities outside of my kids. Sometimes I need a break from them (hello, early bedtimes!). I work part time and enjoy what [...]
It’s fall…officially and unofficially.
I love fall for many reasons, but chief among them is that I can start making soup again.
Soups are satisfying. Warm and cozy. Fragrantly mouthwatering. The whole family, even Jonathan, slurps them down.
I found this recipe for Scallion Potato Soup in Real Simple. Sometimes Real Simple’s [...]
One of the perks of serving as a board member for Concordia Publishing House is the quarterly shipment of books.
It’s like Christmas in our house, with everyone rushing to get the box open and claim their stuff, me yelling all the while for them to step away from the box: it’s [...]
Our neighbor passed away this week. She and her husband were good neighbors. One day she was laid off from her job. Then they both got cancer. She took care of him even in the midst of her own chemo treatments.
We did what we could. Our other neighbor mowed their lawn. I brought over [...]
I mentioned earlier that I’m seriously considering law school. Here’s my timeline thus far:
Last quarter of 2009/first half of 2010: Pregnant, violently ill, fatigued, and wishing I could be put out of my misery (in retrospect, kind of glad God didn’t listen). Laid in [...]
Okay, there’s no ugly. Do you see any ugly here?
There is, however, a good and a bad.
The good: My dad is visiting.
Here we are at Sunnybrook Farm in Walland, TN, in the Smoky Mountain foothills.
We haven’t seen him since December 2009, when I was deathly ill/pregnant with Jonathan [...]
I’m still in St. Louis, but by request, behold my fridge. (Photo by my sweet husband.)
Contents: Wine, BUTTER, yogurt, milk, bread, bagels, corn, cheese, eggs, juice, fruit, and veggies from our CSA.
Definitely beats some of these.
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