There are days in one’s life that are absolutely impossible to forget. Days so deeply etched in your memory that all you have to do is close your eyes to bring forth every detail lived, whether you want to or not. August 31st, 2013 is one of those for me. In March 2009, when Nathan came home and told me about a job opportunity in Saudi Arabia, I laughed! There was no way I would move there. Or so I thought. Then, 4 years later, I had to say goodbye to the kingdom, knowing that, more than likely, … Continue reading Anniversaries

“Surprise is the greatest gift which life can grant us”

 A couple of months ago, I was reading a TED blog, when I found this piece on making your life more surprising. Now, I didn’t even know that surprisologist was even a word, even less, a profession, but it is.  It’s sad that people might need an expert or a professional to tell them how to be suprised – really sad. However, I get it. It’s so easy to fall into a routine and to stop noticing the little things that make each day unique. When I was working at the schools, I never ceased to be surprised by the … Continue reading “Surprise is the greatest gift which life can grant us”

First sewing project ever!

Or at least since I was 5!!! It’s not perfect, it’s not amazing, and probably the easiest thing I could do, but, I’m still super proud of the fact, I did the whole thing 🙂 My ugly laundry cart is now more stylish with just a little bit of work. Not willing to pay tens of dollars for a nicer looking cart when all I needed was to put a bit of elbow grease into the one I already had to make it look better! Jo-Ann had nice flannels on sale for just $2.50/yard, and all I had to do … Continue reading First sewing project ever!

Flash forwards

There are times in life, when everything that could be, flashes before your eyes.  It might be an incredibly happy moment that triggers the flash-forward, but more than likely, it’s a terrifying moment when all of your fears come true, if only for a fraction of a second. When that happened to me last night, I realized, that even if the worst took place, I was going to be OK.  I wasn’t going to allow my fears to win and keep me down. I knew, that above all, God wasn’t going anywhere and that everything happens for a reason. I … Continue reading Flash forwards

Cleaning House

We now live in a beautiful house we’re working on making our home. Since we were living at an extended-stay hotel, we moved into our house the same day we closed on it.  Nate and I were extremely excited to bring our suitcases over and spend our first night in our home – even if it was on an inflatable mattress (that deflated during the night!). But, of course, before I could go to sleep, I had to start cleaning! I really do not understand how people are able to live the way some people do. I agree – I … Continue reading Cleaning House