Dumped Every Time

So Andrew and I were on a group date this past weekend and ended up in a conversation about exes. If I’m remembering correctly, it was Zaina who brought up the subject. Our spontaneous walk down memory lane brought to mind several stories I hadn’t thought about in years.   I ended up having a sort of epiphany while I was […]

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Our Tiny Little Cottage

This time last year we downsized to a little house that is one fourth the square footage of our first house.  It’s just barely over 600 square feet to be exact.  We have loved the change! We loved our first house, too, but a combination of factors caused us to think smaller and simpler concerning […]

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To Honor Debora Bunch

A week ago today, our church family lost a great woman, Debora Bunch. She was our youth pastor’s wife and a dear friend to many, many people. After battling Leukemia for several years and exhausting pretty much all of her other options, she got a bone marrow transplant in March of 2010. Though she was […]

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Mud Run 2010

Two years ago today I did the USMC Mud Run in Columbia with Teal Rosenlund (or actually Tiller!!), Hope Rosenlund, and Anna Lancaster. I NEVER thought I would do something like the Mud Run…actually I don’t think ANYONE ever thought I would do something like the Mud Run! Distance running has never come easily to me; so for me, running 4.2 miles and doing 32 obstacles was like a marathon! 🙂

The horrendous traffic was definitely frustrating (we literally moved FOUR MILES in TWO HOURS after getting off of the exit.)….and so was the TWO MILE walk from the car to the course in the ninety degree heat. But once we got past that, it was actually fun!

Amazingly, Teal’s then boyfriend, Martin, ran the entire course with us and filmed us doing every obstacle! Thankfully, Teal edited out my most awkward footage….and believe me, there was A LOT of awkwardness! If you ever consider doing a Mud Run, I would highly recommend doing plyometric training to prepare…not just distance runs. This thing required a lot of upper body strength. I definitely wouldn’t have even finished it if it weren’t for my taller, stronger teammates….and some nice strangers who helped us on some of the tougher obstacles.

It was a great experience doing something so fun with such awesome girls!

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The Hummingbird

The Hummingbird           One summer during college, I went to Andrew’s parents’ house for dinner.  While I was in the kitchen with Runette (his mom) waiting on dinner to finish, I noticed a bird outside on the porch.  I don’t even remember what kind of bird it was, but it was very pretty and got […]

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