Wednesday, June 30, 2010


An unexpected day off for me.
Jim's last day at Green Hope.
The champagne is on ice.
A green smoothie [my current addiction] and Costco pizza for lunch.
Reading, "The Reason For God" by Timothy Keller
Planning a trip to Haiti or Uganda in 2011.
Looking forward to our next trip home.
Ecstatic for girl's weekend in Chicago in August with some of my favorite people.
Rejoicing that I can run again and my knee is still intact. [up to 4 miles and it feels so good..once I'm done]
Grateful for slightly cooler temperatures today & the much needed rain.

That's my life.

happy wednesday, friends.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Reasons why...

...I'm eager to move back , visit Michigan next month!

#1. To meet our nephew, Truett!

#2. To hang out with Evan!
#3. To see how much "B" has grown!
oh, the joys of being an aunt!
love these little boys like crazy...
30 days till we're reunited.

Thursday, June 17, 2010



June 15, 2007
June 15, 2008

June 15, 2009
June 15, 2010

...another amazing year.
...looking forward to see what the next 12 months have in store!

blessed beyond measure.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Then & Now.

It's been a crazy and completely wonderful start to summer. My parents were here for nine days. We were so blessed to have their company and their helping hands! We conquered a lot....and took pictures along the way. Here's a look at the much needed changes!

We went from this,.. this
living in luxury.
[just missing the grandpa hat & handicap sticker.]

From brass... antique bronze.

From this open, unused loft...

to this!!!!

Our new built-in bookshelves & window seat!!!
[still a work in progress!]

AND. We painted our spare bedroom!
[complete with a new ceiling fan.]

so, come visit. We even have a bed for you.

a glance from above.

finally feeling like home.

THANKS Mom & Dad for all your hard work! Dad, the bookshelves look amazing! We're still in awe every time we go upstairs. What a difference a week makes! We love you!

Back to busy work weeks. We'll continue to update with stay tuned!

jim & em