The Big Move

It's unreal to me that some of my peers are buying homes. Or perhaps they choose to rent, but they are essentially settled in a city/town for the foreseeable future unless a major career move were to arise. Or they get called away on some unexpected adventure. This isn't a comparison game that I'm playing; … Continue reading The Big Move


The day after Josh returned we left for Lake Bemidji, which is about 2 hours away in Minnesota. My lovely co-worker, Jackie, and her husband own a cabin there and graciously let us go there for some R&R. I'm thankful we did. Although I was nervous that we would over extend ourselves by packing up … Continue reading Hibernation


As many of you know, originally I thought Josh would be coming home in January. Josh told me he didn't have a homecoming date until about November he finally told me January 2 - which is about what I expected. But the more we talked and made plans, some details weren't adding up and I … Continue reading Homecoming

Giving Thanks + Oregon + 5 Months Down

Since I went to school on the east coast, I always stayed out in NY and had Thanksgiving with Josh's family. Of course, I loved being able to stay with Josh and get to know his family, but staying was always a little bitter sweet because I missed my family 3,000 miles away. Last year, … Continue reading Giving Thanks + Oregon + 5 Months Down

Last Winter. In ND. I’m ok with that.

Over the course of the last weeks, I look out my window each morning and toss up a little "Thank you, praise the Lord. No snow on the ground."Then last night I was woken up by a snow the a.m.Although it wasn't a ton of snow, I know we likely won't be seeing … Continue reading Last Winter. In ND. I’m ok with that.

4 Months Down

September was hard, but thankfully October went by with surprising quickness. I'm sure my trip to Orlando helped, as did Josh's two weekend morale trips to nearby by cities. Josh also ran a half marathon, which is exciting!So what does the 4 month mark bring? One thing that I finally feel I have a handle … Continue reading 4 Months Down

Happy Golden Birthday, Josh!

Today my darling dearest turns 25 on October 25th - so it's his Golden Birthday! In theme loving fashion, I asked our family and friends to play along with the theme for the care packages and cards they would send him. Let me tell you...people brought their A-game. I'm sure Josh will take some pictures … Continue reading Happy Golden Birthday, Josh!