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The Books on My 2018 Summer Reading List

Summer is almost here and I am living for it right now. Our new home is in a great community with a pool, park, and basketball courts so I know we're going to be spending a lot of time outdoors. One of the things I'm looking forward to the most is reading poolside and soaking up the sun. Over the last few years, I've pretty much switched to reading eBooks ... Read the Post

We Moved with Dogs and Plants in Tow

We've been in St. Louis for just over a week and I'm happy to say that all of my plants I brought with me are still alive! Yay! Seriously, moving plants and dogs across the country is not easy and I'm beyond happy that we pulled it off without any sickness or plant fatality. I assumed my succulents would survive since they are so hearty but I was pretty sure ... Read the Post

Settling in to St Louis

We are officially Missourians! :)   We arrived last Monday and have been trying to adjust to life in the midwest. In case you missed the announcement, I accepted a new job offer that required a move from Charleston, WV to St. Louis, MO. We weren't exactly expecting to move but it's best for our family and our future so ... Read the Post

Cherish: June

HAPPY JUNE. So, in my Cherish: May post I mentioned that April threw us a lot of curveballs and that I was desperately holding on to Psalm 46:5 as a source of reassurance and comfort. Well, the biggest curveball I wasn't ready to talk about last month was that I lost my job at the end of April and was kind of freaking out. Brandon's still going through the ... Read the Post

The Best-Laid Plans of Mice and Men…

"The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry..." It's a modified quote from Robert Burns' poem To a Mouse, 1786 but seems so applicable as I sit here tonight finalizing the details for our upcoming move to St. Louis, Missouri. I announced it only this evening because up until 4pm we still weren't sure it was happening. I flew out there for a ... Read the Post

A Trip Down Memory Lane + Sights and Smells of Home

A couple of weeks ago Brandon and I headed out to my parent's cabin in the woods for a long weekend retreat. It's one of my favorite places and I was so grateful for the time we were able to spend there. It's nestled on 236+ acres and completely isolated. In the evening, everything is lit up by the moon and stars while the only sounds are the crickets and ... Read the Post