Embracing Dill.

I've never liked pickles, really. And the dill spice just doesn't do it for me. However, last year on our anniversary Josh and I ventured over to the Toasted Frog where he ordered an appetizer of their famous fried cheesy pickles. While I did resist their delicious goodness...I have to admit...the fried + cheese combination … Continue reading Embracing Dill.

The Hidden Photos of Josh and Ashlie

Yes. You read that right. Hidden photos. aka photos that were taken on disposable cameras at 1. our engagement party and 2. our honeymoon that I had developed on Sunday at the one place in town that still processes film (it's a CVS, by the by, which I didn't even know we had here). I … Continue reading The Hidden Photos of Josh and Ashlie

Surprise Party

A few weeks before Josh left, Patrick Brooke (aka Papa Bravo), Christine Thelen (Charlie Tango) and I (Alpha Delta) (yes, I realize my phonetic alphabet code name sounds like a sorority) started scheming....and we decided to plan a surprise party for Josh (Juliet Delta). It all came together rather quickly through a series of top … Continue reading Surprise Party

He is Risen! Alleluia!

Ashlie, we're into the 2nd week of Easter already. Get with the Liturgical Times. In between addressing wedding envelopes for a dear friend and bake sales for third graders and making tator tots for my lonely self while Josh is out of town (I make myself sound a lot more miserable than I am. Don't … Continue reading He is Risen! Alleluia!

expect the unexpected: a blessed adventure

Let's just say, I never thought that the University of North Dakota would be the name on my degree. Nor did I think that I would attend three different schools in three different states in 4 1/2 years. I always imagined that I would graduate on a warm afternoon in May, surrounded by the closest … Continue reading expect the unexpected: a blessed adventure